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3x3 Opportunities & Resources

Get Involved in 3x3 as a Player, Operator or Coach

Get Involved as a Player
The growth of 3x3 basketball globally now offers the opportunity for players to not only organize pick-up games at the park, but to play in officially sanctioned 3x3 tournaments across the country.

FIBA 3x3 tournaments are held year-round by event operators all over the United States. To search for upcoming 3x3 events in your area, go to today.

Certain tournaments that meet USA Basketball requirements also serve as qualifier events to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals and the USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championships. By participating in these tournaments, your team could win a bid to play in the 3X Nationals or the 3x3 U18 National Championships, the events from which USA Basketball national team athletes are selected.

Before you get started, be sure to create AND CONFIRM your 3x3 profile here.

Get Involved as an Operator
If you are already operating 3x3 tournaments in your area, don’t forget to add your events to the FIBA Event Maker. By creating your event on the Event Maker software, your event will receive FIBA’s official endorsement and it will be listed on Official FIBA 3x3 endorsed events must follow FIBA 3x3 rules and all participating players must have a confirmed 3x3 profile.

In addition, USA Basketball is looking for operators to host official USA Basketball qualifying tournaments. Qualifier events can be held for any of the four divisions of competition - U18 women, U18 men, adult women and adult men. To learn more and to apply to host a qualifier, please visit our Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals and 3x3 U18 National Championships pages.

Get Involved as a Coach
Coaches, make your teams better and teach individual skill development to your players by implementing 3x3 into your practices or workouts. 3x3 games are an excellent way to teach fundamental skills to players of all ability levels.

By incorporating a 12-second shot clock, players are challenged to make quick decisions and work together to gain an advantage. Players are exposed to all positions on the court while learning to pass, attack and move without the basketball. 3x3 games can take place in an informal setting or by following the official 3x3 rules of the game.

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