Online registration for Hoopin' It Up Basketball - March closed on March 1.


Registration is now closed.

Sport Info

Due to COVID-19 and our dedication to the health and safety of our participants and the community, the Show-Me State Games is cancelling our March Hoopin’ It Up and Spring Slam events. This is a decision made with support from health experts as well as the University of Missouri.  The Show-Me State Games is an auxiliary of MU, and the event was also planned to take place on MU’s campus.  As with all organizations, we are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis as we look toward future events.


March 27-29, 2020


Various facilities in the Columbia, MO area.


MU Student Rec Center, 1000 Rollins St.

The entrance to the Rec Center will be on the north side of the facility. There will be an entrance off of Rollins St.


Entry by March 1 - $240 per team (scheduled for 4 games)

After March 1 - $265 and will only be accepted on a space-available basis, and will not be guaranteed a place in the tournament.

Last possible day to enter is March 19.


For more information, contact the Show-Me State Games office at (573) 882-2109.

Any qualified referees interested in working may contact Dan Calvin at


Register Online: Show-Me State Games Online Registration - March Basketball Tournament.


Register by Mail:  To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games entry form and mail it along with payment to:

Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211




  • All teams must check in at least 30 minutes prior to their first scheduled game time at the location of their first game.  Any team members who have not turned in a signed waiver must do so at this time or they will not be allowed to play.


  • Games will be played at various locations around Columbia.  Maps are located at the tournament desk at all sites.  If you have any questions, please ask one of the tournament coordinators.  Please pay attention to no parking signs on the MU Campus. Campus police will issue parking tickets for violations.
  • All spectators aged 18 and over will be charged an admission fee at the sites ($10 for a weekend pass).  Upon paying the admission fee, they will be given a card they must show each time they enter any facility, therefore admission will only be charged one time the entire weekend.
  • A team’s age division is determined by the highest grade of any team member. For example, a 6th grader CANNOT play on a 5th grade team.
  • A player may only play on one team during the tournament regardless of division.
  • Any coach with more than one team in the tournament MUST have an alternate coach for either team due to possible scheduling conflicts.  Games will not be scheduled around coach’s conflicts.
  • Each team must furnish a worker for the table.  One team will keep track of the scoresheet, the other will run the clock.
  • Team uniforms must have numbers.
  • Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division.
  • Official Tournament Brackets will be posted at each site.  Please check these upon arrival.
  • Show-Me State Games shirts & other souvenirs will be available for purchase at the event.


  • For 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th Grade teams, games will be (16) minute halves.  For 7th / 8th /9th Grade teams, games will be (18) minute halves.
  • All games will use a running clock with the following exceptions:  The clock will stop on all free throws, timeouts, injuries and any other time deemed necessary by the official.
  • In addition, the clock will stop for all normal violations the last 2 minutes of the game.
  • 1st overtime will be 2 minutes with clock stoppage according to Missouri State High School Rules.  2nd overtime will be sudden death.
  • If at any point during the game, a team takes a 20 points lead or more we will play the “MERCY RULES”, meaning the clock will continuously run until the half or game expires.  The clock will only stop on official time-outs, injury, or any other time deemed necessary by the officials.  No Pressing.


  • Teams are allowed three (3) time-outs per game.  Time-outs will not carry over to overtime.  Teams will be allowed one time-out each overtime.


  • 7th, 8th & 9th grade boys teams will use the standard men’s ball.  All other division (boys and girls) will use the smaller 28.5” basketball.  Teams must furnish their own basketballs for warm-up and games.


  • Teams in the 3rd grade division will be required to play man-to-man defense at all times, even on out-of-bounds plays.  No zone.
  • Pressing will not be allowed in the 3rd grade division except for the last 2 minutes of the game.
  • 2nd / 3rd grade teams will shoot free throws from a 12' line and must stay behind the line.


  • Any player or coach receiving 2 technical fouls will be ejected for the remainder of the current game and will not be allowed to play/coach during the next scheduled game.


  • The Recreational Division will not allow pressing, except for the last two minute of the game.  The Competitive Division will play by Missouri State High School Rules.  Coaches of recreational teams should remind officials prior to game that the game is a recreational division game.
  • If divisions must be combined between rec and competitive due to numbers, the division will play under the rules where more teams were registered.


  • For advancement to the finals, ties will be broken by
    1. Win/Loss record
    2. Head to Head
    3. Average point spread of all games played (max. of 15 points per game)
    4. Fewest points allowed
    5. Coin flip
  • In cases where 3 teams are tied with the same record, the tie-breaker process will not revert back to the beginning once a team has been eliminated.

Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
JH0013rd Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0023rd Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0054th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0064th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0074th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0084th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH0095th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0105th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0115th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0125th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH0136th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0146th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0156th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0166th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH0177th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0187th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0197th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0207th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH0218th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0228th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0238th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0248th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH0259th Grade Boys Rec (March)
JH0269th Grade Girls Rec (March)
JH0279th Grade Boys Competitive (March)
JH0289th Grade Girls Competitive (March)
JH029High School Boys (March)
JH030High School Girls (March)