Where it all started
Above The Rim is the longest running Big Sky Ballin’ event. Founded in 2013, this tournament continues to be a staple of the summer for participants. Above The Rim is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that takes place the second weekend of August each year on Saturday and Sunday. The inaugural tournament was held in front of West Park Plaza, but every year since has been hosted at the Shrine Auditorium parking lot. The weather has ranged from a sweltering 100+ degrees to an all-out rainstorm in our 2015 edition. One thing you can count at Above The Rim is excellent cuisine and the best competition in the region.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Annually on the 2nd weekend of August
Ages 1st grade to adult, boys & girls
$149 per team (includes shirts!)
Max rosters of 5
2020 Tournament Information
Big Sky Ballin’, in partnership with Big Sky State Games, is proud to announce the EIGHTH annual Above The Rim 3-on-3 basketball tournament! Despite a basketball-less Spring and early summer, we hope you were hooping it up at home to get ready for this year’s tournament.
As always, this is a two-day competition the brings in the region’s finest streetballers. All experience levels are welcome to participate. The 2020 tournament will be held in the Shrine Auditorium parking lot and the cost is $149 per team. Register by July 31, 2020 to avoid a late charge, earlier to guarantee shirts for the whole team!
This year we are excited to team up with our friends at Big Sky State Games. What this means for YOU the participants is the combined strength of two organizations in one. This year, the tournament shirts will be official Big Sky State Games participant shirts (the nice dry fit ones!) with the Above The Rim logo on back. The medals will also be the official Big Sky State Games hardware, and for the first time, we are awarding silver medals to the second-place teams.
Above The Rim is a two-day 3-on-3 basketball tournament, with teams of up to 5 people. Saturday, August 8, 2020 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 pack it out. The competition is fierce and teams from all over the region will be competing for their division title!
Teams may register in the following divisions:
- 1st & 2nd Grade Girls
- 1st & 2nd Grade Boys
- 3rd & 4th Grade Girls
- 3rd & 4th Grade Boys
- 5th & 6th Grade Girls
- 5th & 6th Grade Boys
- 7th & 8th Grade Girls
- 7th & 8th Grade Boys
- 9th & 10th Grade Girls
- 9th & 10th Grade Boys
- 11th & 12th Grade Girls
- 11th & 12th Grade Boys
- Adult Coed (2 men/2 women required)
- Adult Women
- Adult Men
- Elite Men
Grade levels should correspond to the oldest member of the team’s grade for Fall 2020. 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 $149 per team. All registrations must be received by August 3, 2020, or as may be otherwise advertised by the promoters. Late fees may apply after July 31. Shirts may not be guaranteed after July 18.
In the event of adverse weather, Big Sky Ballin’ has established a backup plan. All games will be played inside the Shrine Auditorium as necessary. There may be slight time delays associated with moving equipment inside the building, but all scheduled games will be completed. Please remember that the safety of all participants and fans is of the utmost importance.