National Tournaments

Join us for the 2023 NAYS National Youth Basketball Tournament and Championships-32nd Annual!

The nation's top basketball talent will converge in Elgin, Illinois to participate in the 2023 NAYS National Basketball Tournament and Championships!

There will be teams participating from coast to coast!!

The tournament will take place in:

Elgin, IL (a beautiful northwest Chicago suburb)

on the dates of July 14-16th (Friday through Sunday)

 All teams will participate each day.

$510 per team---7 game minimum guarantee--3 games Friday; 3 games Saturday, and a single elimination tournament for the National Title on Sunday!

The new format allows you to come a day early if you wish and have a free day on Thursday to enjoy the Chicagoland area!! Less pressure on travel time, less cost for hotels and travel expenses with games in three days instead of five!

$475 per team if you bring 2-3 teams

$450 per team if you bring 4 teams


2023 SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL! If you register for and play in 8 spring or summer NAYS events with any combination of teams from your club/school/group, you get 1 free national tournament entry.

EXAMPLE: Club X enters and plays in 24 spring and summer NAYS tournaments. Thus, Club X gets to enter 3 teams into the NAYS National Tournament FREE!!


The Tournament will be held at the following sites:

Life Zone 360l

The National tournament will feature several air-conditioned facilities, wood courts, and certified high school officials!



3rd/4th grade boys & girls                                                    5th-6th grade boys
5th-6th grade girls
7th grade boys
7th grade girls
8th grade boys
8th grade girls
9th-10th grade boys
9th-10th grade girls
                                                11th-12th grade boys
                                                11th-12th grade girls

(These are based on the grade in which a player is currently enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year)

Download a Roster Form here to register by mail.
To register by credit card with your Mastercard or Visa, click here or select the Registration menu on the top navigation menu.