Basketball is a team sport

How to Come up with the best Basketball Team Name?

Establish some criteria to make the best choice. Examine each option in regards to:

  • Is it easy to remember?
  • Does it look good in writing?
  • Does it lend itself well to a logo for your jersey, shirt or pants?
  • Does it reflect the makeup of your team?

Does a sponsor/company have a say? The best basketball team names emerge and everyone immediately knows they have a winner on their hands. Talk to your teammates and coach.

These are our top 10 basketball name picks for the week:
  • Menace II Sobriety
  • The Fighting Irish
  • Justice Bringers
  • Man-Chest-Hair United
  • Jungle Kings
  • Triple By Pass
  • Chunky Monkees
  • Bricklayers
  • Smells Like Team Spirit
  • Trojans

Got a team? start playing


Joining an established team or starting a new one?

Being on the same basketball team with your mates is not a problem, take action:

  1. Build your squad

  2. Select a comp - Check-in and pay fees

  3. Compete!

Select an individual game based on your squads skill level (beginner, intermediate & advanced), to try out first if you like. There are several options for time and locations. Emails will be sent to you advising you of further information specific to your squads chosen event. Note that games fill up closer to the event and that means you would might miss out if you are booking less than 7 days before the game.

We are always interested to see what players name their squads! When your team is ready and you have confirmed all your players we ask you to bring your own personal jerseys if you have them if not we can provide loan jerseys for a small fee.

In the event that you don't have a full basketball team of 7 players and everyone's happy to have others too, we may be able to add players to your squad if given notice.

The referee/organiser will be there to introduce you to the other team and keep the game running smoothly. 
You do not need to be a Basketball613 member to bring your own basketball team.

Get to know more about our groups

Can i bring my own basketball team to join the competition? Yes, registration is here

basketball team photos from 3on3 comp archives

Promoting Teamwork

Basketball teamwork allows the team to function together and not individually. The basketball team is a collective group that works together to attain a common goal. In the league, 3x3 competitions and on-demand games, teamwork is essential in achieving success, because without it, every member is working on their own, selfishness so to speak. When players work together as a team, even if they were not great as individuals, working together can make them great, and with great players such as the Loose Cannons, working together can even make your team undefeatable.

During offensive situations, teamwork is vital because you need to confuse the defense on who will take the shot or where the shot will come from. If there is only one person making the shot for the team, then the defense will mostly concentrate their efforts in putting a stop to their scorer. To play teamwork effectively, a good player will attract defenders towards him and then try to pass the ball to an open teammate.

During defensive situations, teamwork is actually vital because there is many offensive players planning to penetrate the defense. Should you find yourself in the capacity to defend the area of penetration even if he is not your player, this means your player is open and a teammate should be able to anticipate this and provide rotation to cover for you as you are covering for them. Players who are selfish will simply stick to their player and won’t step out of their way to provide a second line of defense.

Once players are in tune with each other, they are able to move selflessly around the floor whether it is during offensive or defensive situations. In fact, they don’t even need to tell others or each other what to do. They simply look at the situation and move accordingly to cover each other. When players attempt an alley-oop with defenders in their offensive court, do they shout "let's us go do an alley-oop?" Of course not. This tells the defenders what their intention is and will likely be able to foil their plan. The reason why players are able to do such a maneuver is simply because they are in tune with each other.

Average Joes basketball team playing the weekend warriors in boxhill
Average Joes playing the Weekend Warriors in Box Hill
Applaud team efforts

This is a very good way in showing how much you appreciate and promote team work, as everyone needs to understand that supporting each other is the key factor for each and everyone’s success.

Promote sideline support

Promotion of sideline support is another key factor in building up the morale of a team, thus encouraging teamwork. Players on the floor typically react in a different way especially if they feel encouraged and cheered on by their other teammates on the benches, even if the score is currently not in their favor.

Flint tropics playing the weekend warriors basketball team in box hill
Flint tropics playing the Weekend Warriors in Box Hill