FIBA 3x3 Rules
FIBA 3x3 is simple, fast paced and entertaining! With only a 12-second shot clock and 1 substitute, the 3x3 game is basically a 10-minute sprint to the finish line. To learn more about the main differences between five-on-five and 3x3, and to check out the full FIBA 3x3 rules, go to the FIBA 3x3 rules page.
FIBA uses a player profile system to identify 3x3 athletes competing around the world. Before playing in your next 3x3 tournament, remember to create your player profile. It's easy to do - just click here and select the blue “sign up” box.
Event Maker is a web application created by FIBA for 3x3 event operators to create and manage 3x3 events within FIBA’s competition network. The application connects players to teams and teams to events, which in turn allows players to earn FIBA ranking points. Managing your event on Event Maker is the first step to making your event officially endorsed by FIBA. The program is free and easy to use, so click here and start managing your 3x3 event with the FIBA Event Maker.
There are three types of FIBA 3x3 endorsed events: pro circuit, national team and grassroots. The pro circuit includes all Road to the World Tour events, such as Challengers and Quests, which lead to World Tour Masters. Selection for national team events such as the Olympics and 3x3 World Cups is conducted by each national basketball federation, which in the United States is USA Basketball. Grassroots events are typically organized locally and open to a variety of ages and skill levels. Learn more about the FIBA competition network.
There are three official FIBA 3x3 rankings: individual ranking, team ranking and federation ranking. Individual players earn ranking points by competing in FIBA 3x3-endorsed events, but only the sum of each player's best nine events within the past 12 months are considered when calculating rankings.
Team ranking on the 3x3 World Tour is calculated based on the sum of the top three highest-ranked players on a specific team. Even though a pro team can have six players on its roster, the team's ranking will only reflect the sum of the three highest-ranked players.
Federation ranking is calculated based on the ranking points of each national federation for a specific category (U18, U23, open, men, women). Federation ranking is determined by the sum of the ranking points of the top 50 of each country's athletes with a confirmed player profile, in a specific category.