Important Update (1/8/21)

The Tickets/Wristbands section of the website has been updated with the latest spectator information.

Please visit this page for full details.

All persons attending or participating in this event must wear a face mask.  For more information on this, please read our Tournament COVID-19 Protocols.

Important Update (1/13/21)

Links to Baller TV have been added to the home page of the Northern Lights Qualifier.

Dates for 2021

Division splits below are tentative

January 29 – 31, 2021

Location:  CHI-Health Center Omaha

17 Open, 17 USA, 17 American

18 Open, 18 USA, 18 American

Also running at the same time:  January Thaw for 14’s, 15’s and 16’s.

May 7 – 9, 2021

Location:  Minneapolis Convention Center

11 National,  12 National, 12 American

13 Open, 13 USA, 13 American

14 Open, 14 USA, 14 American

May 14 – 16, 2021

Location:  Minneapolis Convention Center

15 Open, 15 USA, 15 American

16 Open, 16 USA, 16 American

17 Elite, 18 Elite (non-qualifying divisions)

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Dropping Out Due to COVID

We understand that the COVID situation may force some teams to drop out of the event due to local governmental regulations.  Here are the rules which we will follow for those drops.

Any team that has registered and paid for this event, has until December 30th to decide if they will be attending the tournament, or not attending the tournament and wishing to withdraw with a full entry fee refund.  If your team wishes to withdraw you need to send us an email by December 30th and tell us which team or teams should be removed and refunded.   We will then cancel your team, issue a refund, and an automatic email confirming this will be sent to the email address which is listed in your TM2sign account.   No response is required if you are not withdrawing from the tournament.

After December 30th, there will be no refunds issued to a team which withdraws due to their current local governmental Covid regulations (which may get extended), or withdraws due to other non-COVID related issues.

Any team unable to attend due to a governmental restriction on travel or gathering (unable to practice) that is put into effect on or after December 30th, will receive a full entry fee refund provided they notify us within 24 hours of that governmental restriction being put in place.

Any team unable to attend due to COVID positive tested personnel on their team on or after January 15 will receive a full entry fee refund provided they notify us within 24 hours of the positive test results and provide proof of that test result.

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All courts of the Northern Lights Qualifier (Jan 29 – 31, May 7 – 9 and May 14-16) will be broadcast on Baller TV.

To access Baller TV, please click here.


The Northern Lights Qualifier is happy to partner with Championship Combines to bring you the the Northern Lights Combine at the CHI Health Center on Thursday, January 28, 2021.  The time of this combine is 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Please click here to register.

More information can be found by clicking here.

For any player, parent or college coach questions, please send an e-mail to:

CaptainU will provide player profile books for college coaches and free access to their online software to help all attending athletes maximize their exposure at the upcoming event to college coaches. Click on the links below to get setup for the event.

Northern Lights Qualifier – January (Jan 29 – 31, 2021)


Team Coaches/Managers

Northern Lights Qualifier – May Week 1 (May 7 – 9, 2021)


Team Coaches/Managers

Northern Lights Qualifier – May Week 2 (May 14 – 16, 2021)


Team Coaches/Managers

Above links will become active when we have the information.

All college coaches regardless of weekend can click here.

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