The Minnesota Heat has established itself as a premier tournament host in the Midwest. The tournament season starts in March when the Heat host their annual Border Battle Tournament. The Border Battle matches up 4th-8th grade teams from around the Midwest to compete for regional bragging rights. Teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Canada have competed in this event. A great opportunity for teams to play new teams, prepare for their state tournaments and represent their communities and states.
In May, the Heat runs their annual Meg Vang Memorial Basketball Tournament. The last 3 seasons, this tournament has fielded over 200 teams each year. This tournament has divisions for all levels of play and is for teams in grades 4-11. The tournament utilizes over 20 courts at a few different sites as it is one of the largest and most well run in the state. Regional representation comes from Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Canada.