06 Jan March Madness is Just Around the Corner
The long anticipated time for College basketball fans is just a short 2 months away – March Madness. 64 total teams are chosen to participate. Will your favorite team make the cut? Which teams will get top seeds? Who will make it to the Sweet 16? Who will advance to the Final 4? Who will be the National Champions? Will Syracuse be able to keep their #1 ranking? Or will Kentucky bounce back from their one loss at Indiana? These are all the hot topic questions being asked now. Who knows how it will all turn out, but I know it’s a lot of fun following College Basketball. There are lots of surprises, upsets, and let downs.
Along with all the excitement with College Basketball, the excitement with high school basketball is also high. The high energy from basketball fans is great for the players, so it’s important to keep the fans excited and engaged. Basketball spirit items are a huge part of keeping the fans loud and rowdy. Below are two spirit items that have withstood the test of time and are more popular than ever with basketball fans.
Mini basketballs are an excellent low cost spirit item for basketball teams, whether college, high school, or middle school. These are commonly thrown out into the crowd by the cheerleaders after big scores, lead changes, during lull moments with the crowd, during time-outs and during halftime. The idea of the fans being able to possibly catch one of the thrown mini basketballs create an excitement like you wouldn’t believe. The mini basketballs, of course, would have the team mascot and team name printed on the balls. These can also be sold in the team spirit store for those unlucky fans who don’t catch a free ball. It’s also very easy to obtain business sponsors to pay for the balls as long as their logo is printed on the opposite side of the balls.
Thundersticks are another hugely popular spirit item used at basketball games. These are inflatable sticks which are about 2 feet long that you bang together. They are sold in pairs because two are needed to make the noise. When combined with hundreds or thousands of fans banging these noisemakers together, the noise level is enough to rattle any competitor. The thunder sticks have a huge imprint area to print your team mascot. Here again, you can get a business sponsor and have plenty of room to print their logo and information on the thundersticks. These are typically one of the hottest products sold by booster clubs at basketballs games.
There are many more options to choose from when talking about basketball spirit items and these options above only represent two of the hundreds of spirit items available. The important thing to remember is to make sure your team has spirit items to help keep the crowd’s energy high and help keep the players excited and playing at their peak. They are also great products to help with fundraising for your team to cover new uniforms and equipment.