Thank you for your interest in our FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME basketball event. I am sure you’re probably wondering, “Why are you running a free event?” Well, it’s right in the name of the event… FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME.

Year 2 in the books. We created the series to give teams a place to compete in high-level tournaments without having to pay registration fees. We’re pleased to report that all 360 teams from our events in April and June 2022 received sponsorships, resulting in a cost savings to programs of over $100k in team registration.

In order for us to be able to put on these events we do have a couple requirements in order to participate in the event:

  • All registered programs will be required to register online and submit a $150 fully refundable deposit.
  • Please book your hotels through our event booking links.
  • Your deposit will be refunded as long as you play all your scheduled games.
  • Your deposit will not be refunded if you forfeit any games.

Sponsored Event Rules

  • If you do register, and are unable to attend, please make sure to communicate with us prior to the posting of the schedule for the event to ensure to receive your deposit back.
  • Simply put, submit your registration, show up, compete, and your team registration is comped.

Event Dates

  • November 18 – 20, 2022 | Las Vegas Basketball Center
  • March 31 – April 2, 2023 | Las Vegas Basketball Center
  • May 5 – 7, 2023 | Las Vegas Basketball Center
  • June 16 – 18, 2023 | Las Vegas Basketball Center

Hotel Stay and Play Information

Benefits of Stay and Play

  • Access to discounted room block rates
  • Best online room booking prices

Event Details

  • Teams will play 4-5 games
  • All games will consist of two 21 minute running halves.
  • Games will begin Friday at 1pm and conclude Sunday by 8pm.
  • Championship Awards
  • Boys Divisions
    • 15U-8U
  • Girls Divisions
    • 17U-10U

Spectators Admission 

  • .Adult Tournament Pass (Fri-Sun): $60
  • Adult Weekend Pass (Sat-Sun): $40
  • Adult Daily Pass: $25
  • Child Daily Pass: $10
  • Children 6 & Under: Free

*Credit card payments are subject to an potential processing fee

If you have any additional questions feel free to shoot us an email, other wise register below.

Event Sponsors


We’re excited to have Clutch Clips back to bless our participants with the best media coverage during our For The Love of The Game event series. Clutch Clips will be covering each event and has put together an exciting Mixtape Package available for purchase.

Clutch Clips is a basketball content creation company. Clutch creates player highlight videos, program highlight video, and sports photography with excellent quality. Clutch “Exactly, what you want, exactly when you need it!”

Mixtape and Photo Package
Price: $ 175.00

Each event will only have 30 Mixtape Packages available for purchase so don’t wait! Reserve Now!

Reserve Mixtape


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