Above The Rim 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament 2021

Big Sky Ballin’ is celebrating a decade 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 first time, in celebration of our 10th anniversary, Above The Rim will take to the streets of Downtown Billings. Have you been Downtown in August? We are excited to join other signature events such as Yellowstone Valley Farmers’ Market and Magic City Blues. Above The Rim will setup headquarters at the corner of North 30th Street and 2nd Ave North.

As always, this is a two-day competition the brings in the region’s finest streetballers. All experience levels are welcome to participate. The 2021 tournament will be held in the streets of Downtown Billings and the cost is $149 per team. Register by July 30, 2021 to avoid a late charge, July 22 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 7 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 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 2021. 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 1, 2021, or as may be otherwise advertised by the promoters. Late fees may apply after July 30. Shirts may not be guaranteed after July 22.

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. If you are willing and able to help, please contact us at [email protected] and indicate your availability on August 7th & 8th. Please also indicate your experience and ages division(s) you would be willing to work with. Referees will be paid on a per game basis, and additionally provided refreshments and concessions that commensurate your time commitment.


Above The Rim is not possible without the help of our sponsors. Visit our sponsorship page for more information.

There is a link at www.bigskyballin.com/abovetherim to the complete rules and regulations of the tournament. The organizers reserve the right change and amend these rules at any time, and their interpretation as at their sole discretion.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Above The Rim!

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Aug 07 - 08 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Downtown Billings
Downtown Billings, Montana

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