3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Rules

2016 Bessemer Blast
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Rules of Play

  1. Each game will be to 21 points or a maximum time limit of 15 minutes. The team must win by only one point.
  2. Teams score by either regular 2- point baskets or by 3-point shots taken from outside the 3- point circle.
  3. First possession will be determined by a coin toss.
  4. After a basket has been scored or a foul called, player must put the ball in play from a line past the three point line above the foul key.
  5. All held balls will be put into play behind the 3-point line with possession given alternately to each team.
  6. On defensive rebounds or steals, players must return the ball by dribble or pass across the 3- point line before a basket may be attempted. Once across the line, they do not have to pass the ball before shooting.
  7. Any player may convert an offensive rebound.
  8. After a basket, the team scored upon will put the ball in play.
  9. Fouls will be called by an official or team members. A foul called in the act of shooting will result in two or three free throw attempts, depending on whether the foul occurred inside or outside of the 3-point line. Non-shooting fouls will result in change of possession.
  10. The clock will not be stopped during the game unless an injury occurs.
  11. The three second free throw lane rule will apply to all offensive players.
  12. Substitutions may be made after a basket or an out of bounds play.
  13. There are no time outs.
  14. If the game ends in a tee after regulation time there will be a two minute overtime period. Possession will be determined by a coin toss. Ties at the end of any overtime period will result in successive one-minute periods unless the tee has been broken, with possession alternating each overtime period.
  15. Any grievances will be decided by tournament officials.