MIT Tournament


Welcome to the official home page for the Maryland Invitational Tournament, know simply on the AAU circuit as “MIT”. Founded in 1994 by Gary Pinkney, the MIT has grown to be one of the largest AAU basketball tournaments in the country. The Maryland Invitational Tournament will offer an age based and grade based division for both tournaments in February and June. Boys 8u to 9u will be aged based while 10u to 17u will be grade based. Girls 5th grade to 8th grade will be grade based.

Eligibility Requirement

All Players participating in the MIT tournament must be verified through our online verification system (NO EXCEPTIONS). As of 11/1/18 (AAU Convention) all ages Boys 8u to 17u and girls 5th grade to 8th grade are now grade based.

All players must upload a photo ID, current semester report card and a copy of their birth certificate to be eligible for this event.

Any players or coaches not listed on a valid roster by the tournament deadline will not be allowed admittance into the tournament and will have to pay to enter the gym.

MIT Deadline

Coaches you must have all rosters and payments in by the February 1, 2020 deadline for session 1 tournament and May 25, 2020 for session 2 tournament (No Exceptions). Failure to submit your roster by the deadline will result in your team getting one coaches band for the head coach ONLY. All other coaches will have to pay to enter the gym.

What is MIT?

MIT is a three day nationally ranked AAU tournament for boys with a minimum of three scheduled pool games. Single elimination bracket play will determine the teams to be awarded the prestigious MIT championship crown.

When does MIT take place?

The MIT dates will be February 14th – 16th and June 12th – 14th, 2020. The registration deadline for the February tournament will be February 1, 2020 and the deadline for the June tournament is May 25, 2020. All teams must be registered and paid by the registration deadline or they will not participate in the tournament (No Exceptions). All registration fees are non-refundable.


GIRLS (5th - 8th Grade) $350
BOYS (8u - 14u)$400
BOYS (15u - 17u) $500

Where does MIT take place?

MIT takes place in the Washington, DC area at various gyms throughout MD, DC and VA. The MIT staff is committed to ensuring that the the unique needs of every coach, parent and student – athlete is satisfied. For more information on MIT, please contact tournament director Gary Pinkney at

The MIT staff is committed to ensuring that the unique needs of every coach, parent and student-athlete is satisfied. For information on MIT, please contact Gary Pinkney at

What is the Admission Fee for MIT?

Daily Admission Per Spectator

CHILDREN (ages 5 – 9) $10.00$10.00

Weekend Pass Per Spectator

CHILDREN (ages 5 – 9) $15