The qualification pathway to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals includes two event tiers: Red Bull 3X Qualifier Events and Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals. Each year, Red Bull plans to host approximately 20 local events split into four regions: East, South, Midwest and West. Top finishers from 3X Qualifier Events can qualify to register for the 3X Regional in that specific region. For more information, please contact Sam Schultz.
*Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals:
Red Bull 3X Qualifier Events:
*To advance to one of the four Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals, teams must qualify through a Red Bull 3X Qualifier Event.
Qualification to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals is built around Red Bull 3X Local Tournaments and Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals, as previously noted above. In addition, there is a pathway for operators to apply to host a qualifier at the local level which would lead to a 3X Regional. Operators must agree to abide by the USA Basketball and FIBA event standards and requirements.
USA Basketball Requirements
To be eligible to host an official qualifier,
Gameplay Rules and Requirements
Qualifiers MUST operate games using the below official FIBA 3x3 Rules
FIBA Event Maker Requirements
Qualifiers MUST comply with all FIBA Event Maker requirements, which includes:
For a full explainer on how to use the FIBA Event Maker, click HERE.
Application process and approval process
After reviewing the event standards and requirements above, if you are interested in applying to host a local qualifier leading to a Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regional, please refer to the below process:
Step 1: Complete the USA Basketball 3x3 Local Qualifier Interest Form (email email@example.com for more info)
Step 2: All interest forms are reviewed by USA Basketball
Step 3: Based on available hosting opportunities, USA Basketball may contact the listed operator to schedule an event overview call
Step 4: As a follow up to the event overview call, proposed local qualifiers will either be approved or wait listed. If approved, the following will ensue:
Step 5: Once the operator has completed the Local Qualifier Application and paid the invoice, the event is formally recognized as a local qualifier and is placed on the USA Basketball website.
Step 6: Leading up to and during the event, operators must be sure to comply with all FIBA Event Maker requirements, as well as USA Basketball and FIBA gameplay requirements.
Step 7: Within 48 hours of the event’s conclusion, operators are required to enter all results into the FIBA Event Maker and validate the event. The Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals bid is contingent on FIBA validating the event, free of any downgrades. If the event is not properly validated or if it is downgraded for any reason, the event is at risk of losing its status as a local qualifier (including the placeholder fee) and therefore will not be eligible to qualify a team to a 3X Regional.
To avoid the potential issues listed above, operators should ensure:
Step 8: Once the validation process is complete, USA Basketball will contact the operator and request the following information:
For any questions related to the above process or FIBA’s event validation process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org