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How To Host A Qualifier

Event operators interested in hosting a qualifier event leading to the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships may apply to obtain an official qualifier bid. Approved events will be afforded the opportunity to send team(s) to the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the following divisions of play:

  • U18 Women

  • U18 Men

  • Open Women

  • Open Men

2019 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships qualifier events must be approved by USA Basketball and FIBA. The steps below outline the application process.

STEP 1: Complete and Submit the USA Basketball 3x3 National Qualifier Application
  • To obtain more information including age requirements, approval process and criteria, please call 719-590-4800.

  • Applications must be submitted by Oct. 31, 2018.

STEP 2: All applications are reviewed by USA Basketball for approval.

STEP 3: Once your application has been reviewed, USA Basketball will contact you to schedule an event overview and interview call.  

STEP 4: If your application is approved, USA Basketball will send an invoice to be paid within 14 days. The placeholder fee will be refunded after the qualifier’s team(s) participate in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships.

STEP 5: Once the invoice has been paid, USA Basketball will send a qualifier approval form. Before this form can be completed, the qualifier must be a FIBA endorsed event. Create your qualifier event on  For a tutorial on using the FIBA 3x3 Event Maker, click HERE.

STEP 6: All players participating in the qualifier tournament must create and confirm their player profiles prior to the qualifier.  Operators are responsible to oversee this process.

To be deemed a USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships Qualifier, all participating players must have confirmed profiles prior to the qualifier event. Qualifier events with unconfirmed player profiles risk losing qualification status and the placeholder fee.

STEP 7: Enter tournament results within 48 hours of the qualifier’s conclusion on to declare the event official by FIBA 3x3.

The USA 3x3 National Championships bid is contingent on FIBA 3x3 declaring the qualifier as official. Qualifier events that are not declared official will risk losing qualification status and the placeholder fee.

STEP 8: Send the winning teams’ contact information to USA Basketball within one week of qualifier conclusion.

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