How To Host A Qualifier

Event operators interested in hosting a qualifier for the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament can apply for a bid from USA Basketball.  Selected tournaments named as qualifier events are able to send teams to the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which for the first time will feature both the U18 and Open division tournaments being played the same weekend.

All USA 3x3 National Tournament qualifier events must be run by March 7, 2016.  The steps below outline the qualifier process.

STEP 1: Complete and submit the USA Basketball 3x3 Qualifier Event Application.

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

STEP 3: Once your application has been approved, USA Basketball will set up an event overview and planning call.  

STEP 4: USA Basketball will send a 3x3 Qualifier Agreement to be signed and returned within 14 days along with a $250 placeholder fee.  The placeholder fee will be refunded after the qualifier’s team(s) participate in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament.

STEP 5: 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 Tournament 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 3x3 National Tournament 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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