Paul Bunyan Hoops (PBH) is dedicated to providing a high quality youth basketball tournament experience for community and school teams located in Eastern Minnesota and Western and Central Wisconsin.
The PBH is a joint effort between the Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) and the Wisconsin Sports Services (WSS). The two youth basketball giants have a great reputation for running the most organized and best youth basketball events in their respective states. Both organizations are 501 (c)3 non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the delivery of youth sports services to young athletes, coaches and parents.
For Highlights, Information and Leagues see below.
Flexible Scheduling- Pick the dates that work best for your team.
All-Inclusive- All teams that meet our team composition guidelines will be eligible to participate in any of our events. We will offer multiple divisions to provide a competitive experience for all teams.
Competitive Games- We will not schedule all the tournaments at the beginning of the season. We will schedule each tournament 10-12 days prior to each tournament date. This will give us the ability to look at past results to set up the most competitive match-ups as possible.
Better Awards- High quality trophies, plaques and medals will be awarded to the players on the top finishing teams at each tournament.
Better Officials- We will hold the officials to a high standard. MYAS/WSS and high school certified officials will be used whenever possible. The MYAS and WSS train over 700 basketball officials each year through the Trusted Officials program.
Easier to Host- Keep the money you earn. No credits or invoicing. The PBH staff will hire and pay all officials and provide hosts with awards for the players. Hosts provided with access to print off game score sheets, game schedules and update scores online after each round of games. The PBH staff will make it as easy as possible for you to host and raise money for your program. We will also provide support throughout the competition.
State Tournament- The MYAS (MN) and WSS (WI) run state tournaments in their respective states. The MYAS Grade State Championships had over 1500 teams participate in the 2017 Grade State Championships. The WSS had 223 teams participate in the 2017 Badgerland State Championships. People like our tournaments because they are well-run and teams are separated into divisions based on ability and not school enrollment size which allows for the most competitive games possible.
Professional Staff- The MYAS & WSS are comprised of 24 full-time staff ready to serve you. We know how to run events of the highest quality. The MYAS Grade State Championships and the WSS Badgerland Basketball Championships are two great examples of the high quality events that we coordinate.
Play Dates- Saturdays in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Tournaments- Each team will play 3 games
Genders- Boys and Girls. Boys must play on boys teams and girls must play on girls teams.
Commitment- Play in as many tournaments as you wish. The more you play, the more you save.
Fees- No membership fees. Pay per tournament.
Teams- Community and school teams only.
Leagues- Within the PBBL, we have multiple pockets of leagues to help limit travel. If there is not a league in your area, your team is welcome to participate in the events.
Locations- Playing locations will be chosen near the teams participating in the league.
Chippewa Valley League
East Metro League
St. Croix Central
Lake Superior League