What Is FIBA 3X3?

FIBA 3X3 is the fast-paced alternative to traditional 5×5 basketball, injecting a unique dynamic into the sport. FIBA 3×3 is played at both a junior and opens level covering all skill levels including an elite level pathway.
The game originated back in 1980 and is considered the number 1 urban sport in the world.

Overall, 3×3 basketball’s condensed format delivers a more electrifying and accessible version of the sport, catering to a diverse audience and capturing the essence of basketball in a thrilling and entertaining atmosphere. 3X3 debuted at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has replaced 5on5 at the Commonwealth Games.

• 10-min games
• First team to 21 points
• 12 second shot clock
• 1/3 games decided by 2 points or less
• No breaks after scoring, no halftime

FIBA 3X3 Rules

3X3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. Events can be staged indoor and outdoor using iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people and we encourage everyone young, old, far and wide to give it a go. 

The game has an edgy street feel to it and is short (10 minute games), sharp and lucrative for both players sponsors and spectators. It has high levels of fan engagement which is enjoyed by all demographics, including but not limited to; a high level of slam dunks & 3 pointers.

Refereeing of the game is also a unique component with referees getting up close and personal to the play and ballers as they guide them through the games.

And for our Junior players, the skills you will learn with 3X3 will set you up with a solid foundation for all sporting choices and provides a fun, safe, cost effective and active environment for all skill levels and abilities.

Enter The Draw

Register for your free PlaySport Australia account through CLB3X3 and go into the draw to win an official Wilson FIBA 3X3 World Tour Ball!

Enter the draw above and we’ll send you a link to create your PlaySport Australia account.

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