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. The boys event gets around 100 teams per year with the girls tournament not far behind it. 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 Boys Basketball Tournament. In 2014, the tournament had over 320 teams, making it the largest tournament in Heat history. This tournament has divisions for all levels of play and is for teams in grades 4-11. The tournament utilizes over 20 courts at multiple 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.
The Battle for Mom tournament is a girls only event that takes place on the Friday and Saturday of Mothers Day weekend. There are no games on Mothers Day leaving it for families to spend time with their Mothers!
The Heat Summer Showcase is a great way to end the summer. Held in June, the tournament provides teams one last event to compete against local competition. This tournament has had over 100 teams and is for grades 4-11 with multiple levels of play.
Our Heat Freshman Frenzy is our smallest and most specialized event. For high school freshman teams only, the tournament gets around 30 boys and girls teams and is a nice one day event for high school teams to get new competition.