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February 24

How to Clean and Maintain Basketball Jerseys

Keeping basketball suits, especially white jerseys and pants, clean can seem like a chore. By following these instructions, you can keep your basketball uniforms in top condition all season long. The key to success is using the correct water temperature, detergent and stain removal process.

How often

Train your athletes to give you uniforms as soon as they walk in the door after practice or a game. Almost every sports uniform gets dirty and smelly, so the faster it goes into the washing machine, the better the chances of eliminating stains and odors.

You'll need buckets of water, clean cloths, a washing machine, mesh laundry bags, strong laundry detergent, baking soda, and stain remover.

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After each game or practice, rinse your uniform in cold water in a utility sink to remove as much loose dirt and mud as possible. If you do not have a utility sink, hang your uniform on a clothesline and spray it down with a hose.


Pre-soaking is essential to get an even clean. Let the uniform soak for at least an hour or overnight. The detergent will begin to work on the stains and the baking soda will help reduce odors. This process is safe for both colored and white fabrics, but it is best to have separate soaking tubs for colored and white.


Pre-treating stains

Mud: Scrape excess dirt off the fabric and apply some strong detergent with a soft bristle brush. Apply the paste to the stain, let it stand for at least 30 minutes and then wash as usual.

Grass stains: Apply a dollop of heavy-duty detergent to the stained area with a soft-bristle brush. Allow the detergent to work for at least 15 minutes before washing as usual.

Loading the Washer

Turn the jersey over to protect the letters and logo, then place it in the washing machine with the pants. Do not add any other clothing to the washing machine as lint from other cotton or cotton blend clothing will stick to the letters and numbers of the jersey. Set the washing machine to normal cycle with cold or lukewarm water.

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Always use heavy-duty laundry detergents to wash uniforms. They contain enough active enzymes to penetrate heavy soils, so it will lift off the fabric. To help control odors, add 1 cup of baking soda to the washing machine drum. Do not use fabric softeners; they can make colors look dull.


Machine drying can ruin jerseys by shrinking basketball uniforms, leaving stains, fading colors and ruining screen-printed letters and numbers. Instead, hang uniforms to dry out of direct sunlight.

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Basketball uniforms should be cleaned before storing and can be hung or folded. Don't let end-of-season excitement get the best of you and allow you to absentmindedly toss dirty uniforms into a closet where they can breed odors and harbor bacteria that can ruin next season's uniforms.

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