Integrating 3x3 basketball within your team's practice or off-season routine is a great way to:
Assess your players' development and to keep them on the court all year long.
Play at a faster pace. With just a 12-second shot clock, your athletes' conditioning improves during competition.
Initiate free-flowing play that forces your players to think and react in the moment, without leaning on a coach for help.
Help USA Basketball qualify for FIBA 3x3 World Championships.
FIBA, which oversees international competitions that include the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Olympic basketball tournament and 3x3 basketball, also provides the 3x3 digital portal at FIBA's 3x3Planet.com. At this website your players can create a profile and accrue 3x3 world ranking points to compete with athletes around the country and the globe!
Steps to integrate 3x3 into your practice:
Have all of your players create profiles on the FIBA 3x3 Planet website.
Build and schedule a 4-team tournament, with no fewer than 3 players per team.
Email USA Basketball 3x3 with confirmed players, tournaments and results.
It's that simple! From there, USA Basketball will help manage your player and tournament data online.
For more information on 3x3 Basketball visit usab.com/3x3. To contact USA Basketball 3x3 with results or to find out more about this initiative, email firstname.lastname@example.org!
USA Basketball and Red Bull hosted a panel discussion with several USA Basketball athletes on the growth of 3x3.