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2018 USA Women's 3x3 International Events Information
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2018 USA Women's 3x3 Events Information

2018 USA BASKETBALL WOMEN’S 3X3 PROGRAM INFORMATION

USA Basketball will send 3x3 teams to the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup and 2018 Youth Olympic Games. To be eligible for a 3x3 international event, teams must first compete in the 2018 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 U18 National Championship to qualify to compete in the Youth Olympic Games or the 2018 USA Basketball Women's 3x3 National Championship to qualify to compete in the 3x3 World Cup.

FIBA 3x3 World Cup

The fifth FIBA 3x3 World Cup, an event launched in 2012 and held in 2014 and 2016 before moving to an annual event in 2017, is expected to feature 20 men's teams and 20 women's teams in 2018. In addition to the men’s and women’s 3x3 tournaments, included in the 2018 3x3 World Cup program will be skills contests, giving athletes chances to win additional medals. The 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup will be held June 6-10 in Manila, Philippines. 

In order to be eligible, athletes must participate in at least one FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 tournament in 2018 prior to participating in the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship that is scheduled to be held April 20-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship, teams must be selected through a qualifying 3x3 tournament and approved by USA Basketball.

For more on the qualifying process, click here.

Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens.

April 20-22 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
June TBD Training camp TBD
June 6-10 FIBA 3x3 World Cup Manila, Philippines

Youth Olympic Games

Growing up, many athletes watch the Olympics and dream of one day competing on the world stage and winning gold medals. In 2010, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) created an opportunity for young athletes to achieve that dream, and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) launched that year in Singapore. The YOGs are multi-sport events held every four years and feature both summer (2018, 2022, etc.) and winter editions (2020, 2024, etc.). Featuring athletes age 15-18, it is anticipated that the 2018 YOGs will have representation from 206 different countries in 32 sports, including 3x3 basketball.

The basketball competition at the Youth Olympic Games is a 3x3 format organized by the IOC and FIBA. The 2018 Youth Olympic Games, scheduled for Oct. 6-18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  is expected to include 20 men’s teams and 20 women’s teams, as well as individual contests for both men and women.

In order to be eligible, athletes must participate in at least one FIBA-sanctioned 3x3 tournament in 2018 prior to participating in the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament. To receive an invitation to participate in the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Tournament, teams must be selected through a qualifying 3x3 tournament and approved by USA Basketball.

For more on the qualifying process, click here.

Athletes eligible for this team must be born on or after January 1, 2000, and U.S. citizens.

March 23-25 USA Basketball 3x3 U18 National Championship U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Oct. TBD Training camp TBD
Oct. 6-18 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, Argentina

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