22 Enthusiastic Basketball Cheers That Bring Crowds To Their Feet


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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.

To get you even more pumped for the next big game, here are 22 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!

22 of the Best Basketball Cheers

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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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! Go get ‘em, tigers!

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. Cheerleaders, from young recreational sports to professional football and basketball, 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.