3 on 3 Rules
Each 3x3 playing court is a high school half court 50’x42’
3 players (minimum)
4 players (suggested for 3 + 1 substitute)
Note: game must start with 3 (three) players or team forfeits game.
1 per team
1 point, if scored within the arc
2 points, if scored behind the arc
There is no shot clock, but a referee may warn and count down the 5 last seconds if the offensive team’s possession exceeds 30 seconds.
Highest point total at the end of 15 minutes, or the first to 21 points.
1 free throw following a shooting foul
2 free throws, if foul committed behind the arc
FOULS & PENALTIES
Foul limit per team: 6 team fouls
Penalty for team fouls 7, 8 and 9: 2 free throws
Penalty for team fouls 10 and more: 2 free throws + ball possession
Penalty for technical foul: 1 Free throw, no change of possession
Penalty for unsportsmanlike foul: 2 Free throws, no change of possession (except for team foul 10 and more), counted as if 2 fouls for team fouls purposes
Penalty for disqualifying foul & 2nd unsportsmanlike foul of a same player: 2 free throws + ball possession, counted as if 2 fouls for team fouls purposes
Possession following a successful goal: Defense possession, underneath the hoop,
ball to be dribbled or passed to a player behind the arc, defensive team not allowed to play for the ball inside the "no-charge semi-circle" area underneath the basket
Possession following a dead ball: Check-ball, i.e. exchange of ball behind the arc (at the top of playing court)
Possession following a defensive rebound or steal: Ball to be dribbled/passed to behind the arc
Possession following a jump ball situation: Defense possession
Prior to the check ball in dead ball situations, substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court behind the end line opposite the basket. Substitutions require no action from the referees or table officials.