Small Fry Basketball is a developmental, yet competitive youth basketball program available to youngsters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and beyond. Small Fry Basketball began in 1968 with a group of dedicated youth leaders in Chicago Heights, IL. The organization hosted its first International Tournament in 1969 in Chicago Heights.
Following official measure-in that occurs in the same time frame for all teams (early to mid-February), qualifying tournaments are held in each region. Teams are allotted based on the total number of franchises from each team. Twenty-four teams annually will advance to a chance for bids in the International Tournament, as well as many more at the Regional level.