Ball Up, the pinnacle of the global movement that is streetball, is coming to Australia next month!
In what is an exciting time for Aussie hoops, the Ball Up team will be showcasing their unique bend of talent and charisma in front of Australian audiences for the very first time.
The best streetballers in the world, including; The Professor, Special FX, Mr. Afrika and AO will be coming down under to put on a show for streetball loving Australians. If you aren’t familiar with these guys, a quick YouTube search will give you a taste of what to expect!
YOU have the opportunity to be there, not only as a spectator, but to compete against the best streetballers on the planet.
Each Arena game will be preceded by pre-game “Open Run” try-outs, where local players have the chance to audition for a place in the Big Show.
Here’s how the ‘Open Runs’ work:
- Every city will have the opportunity to play against the Ball Up All-Stars
- Open Run Try-outs are held on the same day of the Arena game (except for Melbourne/Knox, Melbourne Open Run is held at 2.00pm Sun 29.May @ Hoops247 Stadium (Dandenong).
- All players will be divided into teams.
- 5-on-5 games, 10 minute games.
- The final 20 players will be hand-picked to play for the final 10 spots.
- 4 teams of 5 players will play-off.
- The best 10 players will be selected to represent their city vs Ball Up All-Stars that same night in front of thousands.
- The MVP from each city game, will be flown to the Melbourne Final @ Hisense Arena, to represent the All-Australian team vs Ball Up All-Stars.
- The best local player in the June 25 Grand Final in Melbourne will be invited to the United States in an attempt to win a coveted spot on the Ball Up roster, worth $US300,000.
The incredible opportunities don’t end with the Ball Up hopefuls, the fans are in for a great time too. There will be pre-game entertainment, including a Dunk Off Battle and the opportunity to meet the Ball Up team after every game.
Mark your calendars or cancel any plans for the following days.
If you think you have what it takes, or know of someone who would be able to handle the heat, sign up today!