All Teams
must check-in prior to their first game.

Check-in is at the Sporting Chance Center.  Please turn in your tournament roster and pick up your t-shirts and tournament packet at least 30 minutes prior to your first game.

The daily gate admission is $5 per day.
The adult admission for this event is $5 per day.
Children 16 and under are admitted free.
There is no charge for parking.

Questions? Email us at or call Tom at 520-906-4330.


History: In December, 1993, Sporting Chance created and hosted the very first competitive youth basketball tournament in Tucson. Since then, the annual Tucson Holiday Tip-Off has become a Southern Arizona tradition, as many youth club teams use it to “tip-off” their club season.

General Facts: The Tucson Holiday Tip-Off is held every year, one or two weekends before Christmas. Games begin Saturday morning and conclude Sunday early evening. Teams arre guaranteed a minimum of 4 games, We typcially attract 40-60 teams. The Tucson Holiday Tip-Off typically hosts Boys teams 9u through 14u (3rd – 8th grade) and Girls teams 12u and 14u (6th & 8th grade).  We typcially start marketing and open registration 6-8 weeks before the tournament.

To check what division your team should play in, click here for Age Guidelines.

Due to limited facility space and an efficient two-day format which guarantees all teams at least 4 games, this tournament sells-out every year. Make sure you are on our mailing list so you do not miss your chance to register. Email us at to get on the mailing list.

We hope you will add the annual Sporting Chance Tucson Holiday Tip-Off to your annual tournament schedule.

Click here for information on our ANNUAL SUMMER SLAM TOURNAMENT

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