Above The Rim

Above The Rim

Big Sky Ballin' and Visit Billings is celebrating the 12th year of Above The Rim 3-on-3 basketball! The first event was held in 2012 in the parking of what was then called West Park Plaza on Grand Ave. Each year since has been held in the parking lot of the Shrine Auditorium on Broadwater Ave. For the last 2 years, we hosted the tournament in downtown Billings. This year we have a new LOCATION!


For the first time, in celebration of our 12th anniversary, Above The Rim will take to the parking lot of Scheels!! Have you been to Scheels? We are excited to join the regions leader in sporting equipment and apparel to bring you the regions LARGEST outdoor tournament!  Want to play against some of the best in a 500 mile radius? Then you do not want to miss this one!!

As always, this is a two-day competition the brings in the region's finest street ballers. All experience levels are welcome to participate. The 2023 tournament will be held at Scheels and the cost is $175 per team. Register by July 28, 2023 to avoid a late charge, July 21st to guarantee shirts for the whole team!

Above The Rim is a two-day 3-on-3 basketball tournament, with teams of up to 5 people. Saturday, August 6th  consists of round robin play to seed divisions. Each team is guaranteed two games on Saturday. During the lunch break, players and fans have the opportunity to compete in our three point and slam dunk contests!

On Championship Sunday, the single elimination knock-out stages begin. Winners stay and continue to play, losers have to wait until next year. The competition is fierce and teams from all over the region will be competing for division titles! This year, the champion of each division will also receive an awesome hoodie!

Teams may register in the following divisions:

    • 1st grade boys thru 12th grade boys, by grade
    • 1st grade girls thru 12th grade girls, by grade
    • Adult Coed (2 men/2 women required)
    • Adult Women
    • Adult Men
    • Adult Men Masters (35+)

Grade levels should correspond to the oldest member of the team's grade for Fall 2023. Please note that any division is subject to being cancelled or combined with another division, based on the discretion of the tournament organizers. We cannot control how many teams in each division sign up but will do our best to accommodate as many as possible.

The cost to participate is $175 per team. All registrations must be received by July 28, 2023, or as may be otherwise advertised by the promoters. Late fees may apply after July 28th. Shirts may not be guaranteed after July 21st.

In the event of adverse weather, Big Sky Ballin' may elect to delay or cancel games for the safety of players and fans. There is no actual or implied guarantee that all scheduled games will be played if reasons beyond our control do not permit safe play. If games are delayed or cancelled, players will not be permitted to play on courts or hoops.


We are in need of referees for our tournament. Referees will be paid on a per game basis, and additionally provided refreshments and concessions that commensurate your time commitment.  Please fill out the form below to register your interest.

Referee Availability Form
Above The Rim 2021
August 7-8, 2021
Downtown Billings, Montana

Select hours which you are available
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Sponsors are a critical component of community events, including Above The Rim. Read on to see how your brand can benefit from aligning with us to ensure to the success and longevity of community sports.

Types of Sponsors

We have never had more ways to partner with us:

    • Title Sponsor [sold out]
    • Swag Bag Sponsor
    • T-Shirt Sponsor
    • Hoop & Court Sponsors
    • Restaurant Sponsors

Ready to take the next step? Contact us.

Swag Bag Sponsor

Imagine your brand in the hands of approximately 1,000 participants. Above The Rim swag bags are a key part of the tournament experience, as they are the first thing handed out on the Friday before the tournament. The Swag Bag Sponsor receives exclusive rights to designing the bag each participant will receive. The bag can be as simple as a cinch sack or as complex as a book bag- you call the shots!

T-Shirt Sponsor

Make a splash by being the exclusive brand on the back side of all tournament t-shirts. Approximately 1,000 participants will receive your logo's shirt to take home. From personal experience, t-shirts are the longest lasting advertising medium available. Participants have Above The Rim shirts from the last decade! Become part of the legacy and enshrine your brand on the special 10th anniversary edition of our tournament shirt. There is no better way to put your stamp on the event.

Hoop & Court Sponsors

All eyes are on the game! Own a Hoop & Court and display your business logo for all to see!  Your business logo on the backboard of the hoop and a court dedicated to your business.

Restaurant Sponsors

Streetball brings people of all ages and appetites out into the fray. The athletes and fans alike work up a hunger all day. Become a restaurant sponsor of Above The Rim, the largest 3-on-3 tournament in the region and help us feed the masses. Out of towners and Billing residents alike will be searching for grub during the tournament. A restaurant may choose to sponsor may do the following:

    • Add coupons to swag bags
    • Sell food on-site
    • Offer samples to the players and spectators

Don't delay- we will only accept up to 3 restaurants to avoid dilution.

Refunds may be available by request with reasonable accommodations.  Please reach out to [email protected] or call (406) 272-5665.  Absolutely no refunds will be granted after August 1, 2023.

View the tournament rules and regulations here.

Looking for a hotel while you are in town? We have several that are offering special rates for our ballers. Be sure to check them out and tell them you are participating in the Above The Rim Basketball tournament!

Hampton Inn and Suites


Boothill Inn

(4060 245-2000