Basketball is a team sport with two teams of five players each trying to score by shooting a ball through a hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. London Youth Games have 5 major Basketball Competitions throughout their event season including Basketball Open (M/F), U14 (M/F), U16 (M/F), Inclusive Zone Basketball (Wheelchair basketball) and Mini Games 3 on 3.


Basketball was first played with a football until it was changed in 1929



GET in touch to compete

To get involved in our competitions, you will need to contact the BTO or SGO in your borough or via the LYG App where you can register your interest.

Only a BTO or SGO or nominated Team Manager can enter a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition. 

A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.