Update: July 9, 2020
The 2020 Spirit of the North Youth Basketball Tournament is still scheduled. (for now) We are NOT taking entries at this time. (MYAS is now starting to list tournaments) The entry fee has not been determined yet.
The DAYBA Board is waiting to see how the reopening of the State affects things. We will discuss the tournament at our July 27, 2020 board meeting.
Many things will affect our final decision. (not all listed)
* Is it safe for players, fans, and everyone connected with the event?
*The entry fee would be very high to hold a tournament without fans. Many tournaments have done this for 2020.
*Will there be a facility that will allow a tournament?
*Will there be referees available?
*Will parents want to travel to Duluth for a tournament?
*Will there be a vaccination that is effective and safe? Highly unlikely.
Hopefully, we will be able to make a more informed decision. The CDC, State government, MYAS, and local authorities will start putting out guidelines. (As well as common sense)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Spirit of the North Basketball Tournament

Every November, DAYBA hosts the Spirit of the North Basketball Tournament. The SON is for boys and girls travel teams, grades 5-8 for boys teams and 6-8 for girls teams, and it's one of the biggest and best tournaments in the Northland!  The 2020 SON Tournament  marks the 28th consecutive year of hosting the event,  

The tournament has multiple divisions for boys and girls teams in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.  There is a team award for championship teams and individual awards for players on the championship, 2nd place, and 3rd place (if the bracket is large enough) teams. 

The 2020 Spirit of the North Tournament will be held

November 21-22, 2020.

Tournament Sites for 2020: (uncertain due to COVID19)

University of Wisconsin, Superior

Proctor High School

​2020 Entry Form will be posted if we believe there is a good possiblility of holding the tournament.


Tournament Rules