General Information

The Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier will take place over three weekends in 2020.  Matches will take place in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

  • January 31 – February 2, 2020 (17’s – 18’s)
  • April 17 – 19, 2020 (11’s – 14’s)
  • April 24 – 26, 2020 (15’s – 16’s & 17’s – 18’s non-qualifying)

Play begins the first day at 8:00 am.  Most teams conclude play by 4:00 pm on the final day.

There are two methods for college coaches to enter the venue to watch athletes and teams.

  1. Enter and pay as an adult spectator.  Information on how to buy wristbands can be found by clicking here.  Coaches who enter as an adult spectator do not need to check-in with the tournament or at “college coach check-in”.
  2. Registration and payment through University Athlete (see below).

University Athlete

The Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier has partnered with University Athlete ( to provide you with the latest and best program for recruiting.

This year, University Athlete will be handling all registrations and payments for the recruiting software.  Please visit their website or phone app to sign up for the service.

Once you have registered for the tournament on the University Athlete website or app, a QR code will become available on the website or phone app.  Show this QR code to our Will Call staff for a free admission wristband (look for the “College Coach Check-In” sign).

Baller TV

Mizuno Northern Lights is partnering with Baller TV in 2020!  If a college coach cannot make the Northern Lights Qualifier, they can still watch every single court via live stream.  A link to the service can be found on the Northern Lights Qualifier home page.

College Coach List

A list of the college coaches who are attending will be published here when available.

January 31 – February 2, 2020

April 17 – 19, 2020

April 24 – 26, 2020