2023-24 Qualifying Tournament #1


February 3, 2024    
7:00 am – 8:00 pm


Natomas High School
3301 Fong Ranch Road, Sacramento, CA, 95834

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Teams can choose which date and location works best for them based on tournament space availability. Qualifying Tournaments will each be approximately the same size.

Teams will register for ONE Qualifying Tournament. Teams will need to attend ONE Regional Qualifying Tournament to qualify to advance to the NorCal State Tournament based on advancement guidelines for the 2024 season.


Two Qualifying Tournaments to choose from:

  • Qualifying Tournament #1 – 2/03/2024, Saturday, Natomas High School, Sacramento
  • Qualifying Tournament #2 – 2/10/2024, Saturday, Edna Hill Middle School, Brentwood


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