Youth tournament allows kids to sign up as individuals or as a group to compete in age brackets against youth from around the City. Mini-skills clinic allows the littlest ones to gain skills. A 3-point contest adds to the fun.
Youth from age 8 to those 18-year-olds still in high school can compete on teams to see who can be Berkeley’s 3-on-3 playground basketball champs.
The tournament will have five age-based divisions to ensure fairness. Every team is guaranteed at least two games. Sign up a team of up to four people. You can also register as an individual or duo, and you will be placed with others.
The annual Bill & Celina Rose 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament is free to residents and $5 to non-residents. It also includes other events, such as a 3-point shooting contest that has a small fee and a free mini-skills clinic for kids age 5 to 7.
This annual event was put on hold for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department is now putting on this event for 8th time.
There are a limited number of spots, so sign up as quickly as you can to reserve a spot.
Go up against friends, neighbors, and community
Participants will receive a tournament jersey, catered lunch, a free basketball, and raffle tickets for an opportunity to win other prizes. Division champions will receive a championship ring!
3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament
San Pablo Park, 2800 Park St
June 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration (free to residents; $5 to non-residents):
- In-person (until June 2): James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth St.
- Same-day: starts at 8:30 am
The first tip-off for round-robin play will be at 10 am. Our single-elimination championship round will begin after lunch.
There will be divisions for those under 18, 16, 14, 12, and 10 years old. If your age bracket fills up, contact staff listed below. The number of competitors in particular brackets may be expanded to maximize the number of participants.
3-point contest and Mini-Skills Clinic
You can also sign up for the 3-point shooting contest, which starts at 12:15 pm on June 4.
- 10- to 13-year-olds ($2 fee)
- 14- to 18-year-olds ($5 fee)
- Inquire via email about scholarships available to Berkeley residents.
Youth ages 5-7 years old will have the opportunity to learn from City of Berkeley Youth Hoops and Twilite Basketball coaches during our Mini-Skills clinic from 12:15 to 1 pm, where kids will learn how to dribble, shoot, and pass.
This tournament honors Bill & Celina Rose, longtime pillars of the San Pablo Park community, who were instrumental in adding the three full-size outdoor basketball courts. The tournament started in 2012, soon after the courts were refurbished.
For additional information or questions, contact Daniel Robles via email or (510) 981-6692.
Don’t delay to reserve a spot and register today. Be part of the fun and cheer on our youth as they battle to be Berkeley’s 3-on-3 playground champions.