First of all, Congratulations…
No, you didn’t win any contest, lottery or A MILLION Dollar JACKPOT.
What you have done, though, is saved yourself some valuable time and money.
Well, at the time of writing this review, there are 1200 plus basketball hoops available at Amazon marketplace. And, out of those, only few are worth your money.
Don’t believe me?
Here, just click on this link and see results for yourself.
If you have seen the result and sweating out, don’t worry. You won’t have to look at all 1200 hoops (phew!) to buy the best one for your kid.
In this article, we already had done some heavy lifting and selected only the best 9 basketball hoops for kids that are fun, enjoyable and safe.
All the hoops in our list are unique. In other words, we haven’t included two hoops of same type, just so you have plenty of options to choose from.
Now, you might be asking…
Which Hoop Is Suitable For My Kids?
As basketball hoops come in various dimension and sizes; which hoop is suitable for your kid depends on his or her age and the space you have available outdoors or indoors.
That is why, I have divided this article into three sections, according to kids age. First section is dedicated to best basketball hoops for toddlers; second section shows the best hoops for kids up to 10 years of age; and, the third section is for young kids above 10 years of age.
I hope, this article will help you choose right hoop for your kid and save some money :-). Please scroll down to see the best basketball hoop for toddlers or click on this link to see the best hoops for kids under 10 years of age.
Best Basketball Hoops For Toddlers.
“Empty Your Cup.”
This is an old Chinese saying which means, to learn something new we have to give up on our old knowledge or idea of that thing.
As toddlers cups are still empty and ready to be filled with new ideas and knowledge, whatever they learn at this age remain with them for the lifetime.
That is why it is the best age to introduce your kids to the game of basketball.
Not only will it help them develop some basketball skills at an early age, but it will also be beneficial for their physical and mental growth as well.
We have chosen 4 hoops in this category, which are safe and are made to keep your little one smiling and crawling.
9. Step2 Shootin’ Hoops Junior Basketball Set
This is the best portable basketball hoops for toddlers. I personally love this junior basketball set as I gifted it to my 2-year-old nephew and he just loves playing on it. The hoop is very easy to assemble and can be kept in a living room or bedroom as it needs very little space.
Do you know during first 3 years babies grow– heightwise– at a steady pace. For this very reason, Step2 junior basketball set comes with 3 level of height adjustment. At lowest level rim height can be set at 2.5 feet (30 inches) which is ideal for kids who just started walking. As your kid grows you can adjust rim height up to 4-feet (48 inches), on which kids up to 3-4 years can enjoy shooting and dunking.
The other thing I like about this basketball hoop is its stable base but we will talk about it later. First, I want you to guess the price of this hoop. If your answer is above $50 then it’s absolutely wrong. This kids hoop doesn’t even cost $40 dollars its price is set near $30 which is a bargain as compared to other expensive hoops for kids with almost same features.
Coming to the base of Step2 Shootin’ Hoops, it can be weighted down using water or sand. It also features a built-in drink holder so that there is always a drink available for your kid right around the corner.
8. Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set
If for any reason you don’t like the above-mentioned basketball hoop then you can take a look at Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set.
The only major difference I find between 2 hoops is– height adjustment. In “Step2 Shootin’ Hoops” rim height can be adjusted from 2.5feet to 4 feet whereas in Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set it can be adjusted from 2 feet to 4 feet. The other notable difference is, there is no built-in drink holder available in little tikes basketball set. However, it has ball holder at the backside of the base.
This hoop is good for kids between 1.5 to 5 years of age to harness their basketball skills. Little Tikes also provides a junior size basketball with the package. All the components of this hoop are made of light-weight material and are easy-to-assemble. Only to-do-task here is to fill the base with sand and your basketball set is ready for your kid to dunk on!
7. Fisher-Price I Can Play Basketball- Recommended
Fisher-Price I Can Play Basketball hoop is rather priced on the expensive side as compared to other basketball sets for toddlers. This basketball hoop is for people who like to invest big one-time rather than investing in short intervals.
As you can see in the picture, the height of this hoop is adjustable in 1-foot increments. Starting from 3-foot the rim height can be adjusted all the way to 6-foot. This is an excellent way to increase the difficulty level for kids once they start dunking on the rim set at a lower level. Also, you don’t have to buy a new hoop until your kids can easily dunk on rim at 6-feet level.
One of the highlight feature of this hoop is its plastic ball return accessory which is included free of cost with the package. This ball return can be easily attached to the rim and is convenient while practicing free shots.
Furthermore, the base of this hoop is as steady as it comes. Fill it with 50 pounds of water or sand and your hoop is ready for unlimited basketball fun. This hoop is good particularly for kids between 2 to 8 years. Once your kid becomes a pro athlete you can buy a more professional looking hoop with a bigger backboard.
6. SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
The last hoop in this category is Sklz PrO Mini Basketball Hoop. This hoop is easy to install and you can play right away as soon as your package arrive. Just hang this mini basketball hoop on yours kids bedroom door and let them enjoy basketball whenever they want!
This miniature basketball hoop can also be installed in a wall; although, wall mounting hardware is not included in the package. However, you still get a free mini basketball and 90 days warranty.
Coming to the built quality this mini basketball system consists of 2 main elements– backboard and the rim– both made of high-quality material. The backboard of the hoop is constructed of shatterproof polycarbonate material; design wise it copies the look of professional backboards. On the other hand, the durable breakaway rim protects your kid hands while flushing hard dunks.
Although this basketball set is for kids, you can also install it in your home office to have some fun while working. In fact, it’s a good accessory to add to your office cabin too!