On this page, you can find basic info, pricing, spring / summer info and how bracketing is done.
BAM Jam is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament for players of all ages and abilities. The first tournament was held in downtown Boise on August 7, 2008 with 22 courts and 142 teams and has continued to grow each year.
Each year BAM Jam offers two tournaments, a summer and a spring version, providing unique experiences for players. The Spring version is indoors, while the summer version takes you to the streets. Teams are placed in brackets based on age, gender, experience and competition level in order to produce balanced games through the entire tournament. Additional details on each BAM Jam tournament are described below.
Summer BAM Jam
The summer version of BAM Jam is a two day format, which is played on the streets of downtown in early August. The summer format allows for a 3 game guarantee that goes Friday and Saturday for youth teams and all day Saturday and Sunday for adult teams.
Additionally, on Saturday of the summer tournament features a special Slam Dunk and 3-Point Challenge.
During the tournament, Indian Creek Plaza features some of the best food vendors in town. Grab a bite to eat, a refreshing drink or an ice cold treat while you are waiting for your next game.
Each person that comes to downtown Caldwell will see Idaho’s largest 3 on 3 tournament, while also experiencing one of the up and coming cities in the Northwest. Whether it’s before or after your game, downtown Caldwell provides a vibrant mix of shopping, dining, and nightlife. Bring the whole family down and join us for BAM Jam!
Spring BAM Jam
The spring version of BAM Jam is held each year inside a premier basketball facility. BAM Jam offers a one of a kind experience only offered in Idaho.
High school and youth teams will compete on Friday and Saturday. Adult teams will compete on Saturday and Sunday.
As an indoor tournament, there are many benefits to the players. However, it also creates a limited amount of space we can offer to teams. Registering early is a must if you want to guarantee your spot! BAM Jam is the perfect culmination of high school and college seasons. Come celebrate the end of the basketball season and all the NCAA madness with BAM Jam!
What division and level should I play in?
We have a complete breakdown of division and level guidelines for you. Click here to read them.
NOTE: Youth and High School Divisions
These divisions are for those players still attending high school or younger grades. The divisions are based on the oldest player on the team. If a team has a 14-year-old and 3 11-year-olds, that team would be considered a 14U team.
Every division is $200 and all have paid officials. The OPEN divisions have two paid officials and slightly modified rules. See the rules section for more details.
If you see a “Guaranteed Deadline” this means that if you register on or before this date you will get into the tournament with almost no exceptions. However, if you wait until after this date there will often be a late fee and you will be placed in a bracket where room is available. So we highly encourage you to register for the tournament BEFORE the guaranteed deadline.