I want to put on a fundraiser and I thought a basketball tournament would be a great idea. However, I do not know how to get started. I need to find the cheapest way to do thisHow do you put on a basketball tournament in a month and half?
To host a tournament, you need the following items:
* Access to at least 2 full basketball courts. Most middle/high schools rent them out pretty cheap.
* Hire certified referees. You can find plenty online.
* At least 6-8 teams who are willing to participate divided into two divisions.
* Create a schedule. Round robin at least 2-3 games for each team, then playoffs based on record.
* Sponsors are great, but not necessary if your entry fee covers all your fees above and beyond your cost.
* Promote your event by posters, ads, etc.
* Volunteers to help out at the event for score keeping, concession stands, etc.
Hope that helps.How do you put on a basketball tournament in a month and half?
Once you have your format, publicity needs to come first. Set a reasonable fee per team. I recommend a 3 on 3 tournament, because you can run half-court games and make more efficient use of your gym (which you need to get reserved very soon). Players may want to get something from this, so you may want to find a place that could turn over a t-shirt order quickly for you.
Someone else here posted the idea of a round-robin format before setting brackets. This is fine if you have the time and gym space, but you may have to just do a double-elimination tournament.
Tournament brackets are based on multiples of 8. If you have a number of teams that do not make a multiple of 8, you will have to give certain teams a bye.
Please email me if you want more details on setting up the brackets.How do you put on a basketball tournament in a month and half?
Try to find sponsors that will help cover half the prices and charge the players in the tournament. Make a few teams and have seasons. Have a playoffs like NBAs but with elimination