3 Things You Need to Know about ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball Tournament

With 200 Basketball Teams Expected Across Five Weeks, ActiveSG Cup is the Biggest Local Basketball Competition since the National Basketball League ended in August 2019

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Miss shooting hoops with friends? Basketball and team sport is finally back, and we can’t wait for it to begin!


Sport Singapore announced last month that the ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball Competition will commence on 19 February next year, spanning five weeks with two hundred teams expected to compete in the biggest local basketball competition since August 2019.


But just who exactly is this tournament for and what can we expect from the competition?


Here are three important things you need to know about the inaugural ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball tournament.

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1. Basketball 3x3 Format


While traditional basketball competitions are usually played with five players per team, 3x3 basketball is a popular variation of basketball played three-a-side that came in 2007 when FIBA decided it would experiment with an alternative form of the sport at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore.


The ActiveSG Cup 2022 Basketball tournament is adopting this format, and will allow teams to have 3 players on the court and 2 substitutes, registering a total of up to 5 players.


2. Tournament for Youth


Yes we know, it’s been a long time since you played in a basketball competition, but if you are over 20 you’ll have to wait just a little longer for organised basketball tournaments because the ActiveSG Cup 2022 basketball tournament is for the youth.


Designed for players under 19 years of age, boys and girls who are 15 and above will be eligible to compete in both the boys and girls competitions respectively.

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3. Qualifiers are Across Five Zones


Qualifiers for the ActiveSG Cup 2022 basketball tournament will be played across five zones – North, North East, Central, West and East from 19 February to 6 March, with the Zonal Finals taking place on 12 and 13 March.


There will be a centralised venue playing host to the qualifiers in each zone, with ActiveSG Clementi Sport Centre hosting the Central Zone and ActiveSG Pasir Ris Sport Centre hosting the East Zone.


The top two teams from each zone will qualify for the Super League, while the teams that rank third and fourth will qualify for the Prime League, with these taking place on 18 and 19 March, before a Grand Final to finish off the ActiveSG Cup action at Our Tampines Hub on 20 March.


Registration for the tournament has already began, and you can register your teams here.

Why Organise an ActiveSG Cup?


As a means of bringing sport back safely to Singapore after a two-year hiatus from the global pandemic, the ActiveSG Cup is a fun and inclusive competition designed for everyone to have an opportunity to compete and bring back a vibrant competition scene across various sports in Singapore.

Participants can expect more seasonal competitions and leagues in the near future that are accessible, affordable and inclusive.


If you are a youth between the ages of 15-19 in 2022, you may register for the tournament here.


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