How To Play BucketBall

BucketBall How to Play Video

BucketBall Playing Equipment

In order to play BucketBall, you need an Official BucketBall Game Set.  You can view our game set options at this link:


BucketBall Court Layout

BucketBall Court: A regulation sized BucketBall court will require an area of 8 feet wide by 40 feet long. The minimum vertical clearance required is 12 feet.

BucketBall Court Layout
BucketBall Court Layout

Teams: Teams consist of 1-2 players. Teammates play on the same side of the court.

Foul Line: The foul line is an imaginary line behind each set of buckets.

Tossing Zone: The tossing zone is the area behind each set of buckets where each team can toss their BucketBall game balls.

BucketBall Game Play

Once the BucketBall court and equipment have been set up properly, game play may start.

Start of Game

Initial possession is determined by: shoot-off, coin flip, rock-paper-scissors, etc.


Each player on a team throws once, trying to throw the ball into the other team’s buckets.

If a ball goes into a bucket, then the bucket is removed.


Teams are allowed one re-rack per game. Here are a few re-rack examples:

BucketBall Re-Rack Options

BucketBall Re-Rack Options




When using the inflatable rack the re-rack rule does not apply, instead the player(s) stack their buckets. This is done in order to make game flow quicker when using the inflatable rack. All other game-play rules remain the same.

Using the stacking rule; after a ball lands in an opponent’s bucket, the receiving player(s) stack said bucket into one of the other, adjacent buckets in the rack. You can stack your buckets as high as possible so long as they are stacked with those adjacent to them.

By stacking buckets players can block other buckets and/or make buckets harder to reach.



As soon as one team eliminates all of the other team’s buckets, they WIN!!!

The losing team gets rebuttals as follows: one throw per player, one throw each with bring backs, each players throws until they miss.

If the losing team makes all of the buckets, the game goes into overtime. If not, they lose and the game is over.


Three (3) buckets per side in triangular formation are used in overtime and the team that is winning gets to throw first.

Overtime game play is the same as normal game play and the objective is to eliminate all of the other team’s buckets.


BucketBall™ Instructions

Each BucketBall Game Set comes with Quick Start How to Play Instructions. You can click on each image below to view the instructions, or you can click the link to download the instructions:

BucketBall Quick Start How to Play Instructions (click to download)

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