35 Basketball Cheers That Bring Crowds To Their Feet 2023

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What’s a basketball game without some enthusiastic cheering? Whether you’re rooting for the home team or enjoying some good, old-fashioned competitive sports, adding a little excitement to the action with creative basketball cheers is always fun.

35 of the Best Basketball Cheers

To get you even more pumped for the next big game, here are 35 of the best basketball cheers. Whether you’re rooting for your favorite team or just looking to add excitement to the game, these cheers will do the trick. So grab your team’s jersey and get ready to cheer your side to victory!

1. Let’s Score Another One!

Great job [player who just scored],
Super well done,
Come on [team name],
Let’s score another one!

2. Basketball Cheers – Swish!

Hey [team name]!
Do you hear?
That’s our victory so near!
Gather ’round
What’s that sound?
SwiSH! (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, clap, clap) SwiSH! (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, clap, clap)

3. Move It

[Team name] like to
Move it, move it
We don’t want to
Lose it, lose it
[Team name] like to
Win ’em all
[Team name] want to
Net that ball
Net that ball

4. Go [Team Color]! [Team Name] Make That Shot!

Dominate the floor,
[Team name] raise that score.
Give it all you got,
[Team name] make that shot.
Go [team color]!
Go [team color]!
[Team name] make that shot!

5. Dribble the Ball!

Dribble the ball to the hoop
Behind the back and loop dee loop
Dribble the ball across the floor
Dribble the ball and score two more

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6. Basketball Cheers – Make That Shot!

The hoop is open.
The net is hot,
Make that shot!

7. I’m Sayin’ Swish!

C’mon [team name]
Let us hear
Let us hear
Let us hear
That sound
That sound we love:
Let us see
Let us see
Let us see
Two points
Two points on the board

8. Get Out of the Way, Work it

Hey, hey
Get out of the way
We’re the [team name], and we’re are here to say
If you wanna be the best
Better than the rest
You gotta work it, work it, work it!

9. Oh! Yeah! Swish it, Swish it, We Want Two! (or Three!)

We’re moving towards the basket
We’re headed for a score
We can’t be beat,
We don’t know defeat
So watch us clean the floor…
We’ll clean the floor when we dribble
And then we’ll take a shot
Now you know
That we’re the best, and this is what we’ve got:
Stomp stomp clap clap, slide to the left and say swish (Repeat two times)
Oh! Yeah! Swish it, swish it (Repeat two times)
Oh! Yeah! Swish it, swish it (Repeat two times)
We Want Two!

10. Clap, Stomp, Shoot for Two!

Clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap SHOOT
Clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap FOR
Clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap TWO
C’mon [team name]! SHOOT FOR TWO!!!

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11. Basketball Cheers – Take it Down, Put it Up, Shoot it in. Let’s Win!

Take it down, take it down, take it (clap) down, down
Put it up, put it up, put it (clap) up, up
Shoot it in, shoot it in, shoot it (clap) in, in
Take it down (stomp, stomp)
Put it up (stomp, stomp)
Shoot it in (stomp, stomp)
Let’s Win!

12. Get Outta our Way! R-E-B-O-U-N-D

Get out
Get outta our way!
We want the basketball and we’re here to say:
We’re gonna take
We’re gonna take
We’re gonna take that basketball
And win this game today!
End cheer with a group toe touch jump or group herkie jump
That’s the way we spell Vict’ry
Vict’ry uh huh Vict’ry

13. Rebound that Basketball!

Rebound that basketball (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)
Dribble that basketball (stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp)
Score with that basketball (clap, stomp, clap, stomp, stomp, stomp)
Go [team name]

14. We Got the Ball! C’mon, Let’s Score Today!

We got the ball (clap, clap)
Get outta the way (stomp once)
We’re on the move (clap, clap)
We’re here to stay (stomp once)
C’mon [team name]! Let’s Score Today!
(clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, clap)
Go [team name]!

15. You’re Not Gonna Score Today!

Not another basket
No (pause) You won’t score
Not another basket
Steal that ball
Take it away
You’re not gonna score today!

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16. Basketball Cheers – Stop That Ball!

Stand up,
it’s time to shout
Come on fans,
Yell it out
Say it loud
Say it proud
Let’s go [team name] and stop that ball!

17. Hear Us Roar!

Just like a lion, a mighty mighty lion
Hear us ROAR! (clap, clap, stomp, stomp, clap, clap, stomp, stomp)
Go ahead, sit down, you cannot score.

18. Take That Ball Away!

Hey [team name]
Take that ball, take that ball, take that ball away (clap, clap, clap)
Shoot and score, shoot and score, shoot and score today (clap, clap, clap)
(Repeat two times)
18. 2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate? Blue and White [Team Colors]
Here is an original cheer that includes team colors and clapping and stomping.

19. We Know You Can’t Take the Heat

Have a seat
We’ve got you beat
We know you just can’t take the heat.
Gooooooo [team name]!

20. Who Rocks the House?

Who rocks the house?
The [team name] rock the house
And when the [team name] rock the house, they rock it all the way down.
(Repeat three times)

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21. Excite the Fans

We don’t need no music,
We don’t need a band.
All we need are Bobcats (team name),
Jamming in the stands.
Jamming in the stands!

22. Play to the crowd and yell this chant

We’re 1, not 2, not 3, not 4
We’re gonna win, not lose, not tie that score.
We’re on top, not bottom, not in between.
So (team name) fans get on your feet and scream!

23. Action on the Court

Basket – we need it, need it.
Basket – we got it, got it!
(repeat 3 times)

24.  A whimsical little  basketball cheers

Genie, genie, grant my wish.
Let me hear that ball go swish!

25. Play around with this bit of rhyme

Down, down, down, the court.
Up, up, up the score.
Down the court, up the score,
We want more!
(repeat 2 times)

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26. A classic basketball cheers

Dribble it.
Pass it.
Let’s make a basket!

27. A great shot that might not have gone in

Did it roll around the rim?
And did it go right in?
Uh huh! (clap clap)
Okay (clap clap), go (team name)!

28. Yell out this quick little rhyme

The hoop is open.
The net is hot.
Make that shot!

29. This cheer is a fun one that can get everyone into another going

(Team Name) (stomp twice)
Get on your j-o-b
S-c-o-r-e and score!
Repeat 3x

30. Go, Fight, Win

Hey, hey, go, fight, win,
Hey, hey ’til the end.
Hey, hey, go, fight, win,
Until the very end!(repeat 3 times)​​

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31. Team spirit shines in this very creative cheer

We got the spirit, yea, yea.
We got the spirit, yea, yea.
We got the North, the South, the East, the West,
(Team Name) don’t play no mess.
We got the spirit, yea, yea.We got the spirit, yea, yea.
We got the North, the South, the East, the West
(Team Name) don’t play no mess,
We got the spirit!

32. Fun, simple, and great for either defense or offense

What does that spell?
Let’s go!
So, let’s go (team name), let’s go, let’s go!​​

33. These basketball cheers can get the gym rocking

We’re mad, we’re mad,
We’re really, really bad.
You can’t touch this.
We’re better than you,
’cause we’re up by two!

34. White/Blue [Team Colors], Shoot Two

I say white and you say blue [insert appropriate team colors]
Squad: White
Crowd: Blue
Squad: White
Crowd: Blue
I say shoot and you say two!
Squad: Shoot
Crowd: Two
Squad: Shoot
Crowd: Two
(Repeat two times)

35. 2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate? Blue and White [Team Colors]

2, 4, 6, 8 who do we appreciate?
Blue (clap, clap, stomp, clap)
and white (clap, clap, stomp, clap) (insert your own team colors)
Blue (clap, clap, stomp, clap) and white (clap, clap, stomp, clap)
2, 4, 6, 8 who is gonna dominate?
Blue (clap, clap, stomp, clap) and white (clap, clap, stomp, clap)
Blue (clap, clap, stomp, clap) and white (clap, clap, stomp, clap)

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What does chant mean in cheer?

A: Cheerleader chants are structured in rhyming couplets and follow a series of patterns and rhythms. From young recreational sports to professional football and basketball, cheerleaders practice and execute chants at all levels. Rhythmic patterns are frequently utilized to motivate players and audiences.

Q: What’s the difference between a chant and a cheer?

A: A cheer differs from a chant in that a chant is very short and is repeated several times – usually four times. A cheer is much longer and is performed only once.

Q: What is cheer comp?

A: When two or more cheerleading teams compete against each other, it is known as competitive cheerleading. Typical cheerleading competitions require teams to perform a music-driven routine of acrobatics, jumps, and to tumble for two and a half minutes.

Q: How did cheer start?

A: Cheerleading began in Great Britain in the 1860s and was introduced to the United States in the 1880s. Men invented cheerleading, even though women today dominate the sport. In 1884, the students of Princeton University realized that energizing the audience during football games might be accomplished by inventing a catchy cheer.

Conclusion: Best Basketball Cheers

Ready to take your basketball cheers up a notch? Check out some of our favorite creative chants above, and be sure to add them to your repertoire the next time you’re in the stands. Who knows — with enough support, your team just might bring home the win!

RESOURCE: National Cheerleaders Association