Basketball Banner Ideas

Basketball Player Banner Elements

  1. Logo or Team Name
  2. High-res athlete photo(s)
  3. Background image(s)
  4. League & Year (optional)
  5. Name and/or Number

Hover or tap the numbered circles on the example banner for info about each.

All elements are optional, but more details may be better when the banner is taken home at the end of the season.

Basketball player banner design

Logo or Team Name

The High School logo or team name should be very visible, either on the jersey, and/or somewhere printed on the banner.


High-res photo or photos

This should be the focal point of the whole banner.


Background Image

Make sure any background images do not distract from the most important element, which is the player photo. The background will help with the overall look or theme of the banner.


League & Year (optional)

You’ll want the year and league name, whether that is for the school league or not. If the player gets to keep the banner, it is great to have all the details mentioned.


Name and/or Number

The name should be visible from a distance, so use large and clear fonts. Especially for the last name. If your photo does not include the player number, make sure to add it. Doesn’t hurt to add it twice.

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Basketball Player Banner Examples & Inspiration

Basketball Team Banner Elements

  1. Player Names & Numbers
  2. Visible from afar
  3. Background Image(s)
  4. Logo and/or Team Name
  5. League and Year
  6. Coaches/Team Parents
  7. Sponsor (if applicable)

Hover or tap the numbered circles on the example banner for info about each.

Basketball Team Banner with logo on bottom

Names & Numbers

For youth soccer you only need to include First Name, or First Name + Last initial. As players grow older last names are important. Numbers are key, so those scouts (and parents) in the crowd can figure out who is who from a distance.

You want as many people to be able to read your banner as possible. Use colors that pop, and large clear fonts.

Background Image

Make sure any background images do not distract from, or lessen other more important elements. Use opacity where possible, or choose images that blend in well.


Team Name / Logo

You should include an image or logo if you have one. Big bold text will do as well. Make it fun, especially for youth soccer leagues.


League & Year

You’ll want the year and league name, especially for mini banner keepsakes, and coach will appreciate it when it’s hanging in the garage later.


Coach(es), Team Parents

If you have these, include them. It’s always great to thank the coaches and team parents for their dedication.



Without them, you’d probably be paying more for those jerseys and gear.

Basketball Team Banner Design Examples

Click through the banner examples to get ideas for your next banner design.

Some are simple, and some are very detailed. Some include player photos, and many don’t. No matter how many elements you add, make sure that the most important elements are the focal point and can be read from a distance.

It’s easy to get carried away with backgrounds and graphics. They don’t add much to the overall design and can be distracting.

When in doubt, have one or more people review your design, or get some design assistance. BTW, Banner Goat offers free design help. All you have to do is ask.

Extra! End of Season Memento

What could be better than each player taking home their very own mini banner?

One of the coaches or team parent should keep the full size banner.

The kids will be able to look back and always remember the teammates and fun season with their own mini banner.

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