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3v3 Basketball

Corporate Challenge 3v3 Basketball Rules

Team Composition

Teams: Each team will consist of 3 players on the court. A minimum of 2 players are required to start and continue the game.

Reserves: Each team may have up to 3 reserves. 

Game Play

Timing:

Each game has a time limit of 20 minutes. The team leading after 20 minutes will be declared the winner.

The clock will run the entire time, unless stopped due to injury. There are no timeouts.

If the game is tied after 20 minutes, the game will go to a sudden death overtime. The first team to score will be declared the winner. Overtime will be started immediately following regulation with a coin toss.

Starting the Game: Possession to start the game and sudden death will be determined by a coin toss.

Check Line: The check line is anywhere beyond the three point arc. To start the game, possession after a score, overtime, or after a foul, a player must check the ball with the opposite team behind the check line at the top of the key. After an opposing team passes the ball back to the offensive team, the offensive player must pass the ball to a teammate to start play. If the defense gains possession off of a missed basket or turnover, they must take the ball behind the check line and then attempt a shot, the shot will be blown dead and the opposite team will be awarded the ball at the top of the key, behind the check line.

Scoring: 2 points will be scored if a player makes a basket inside the three point arc. 3 points will be scored if a player makes the basket outside of the three point arc.

Substitutions: A substitute who desires to enter shall report to the scorer, giving his/her number and wait for the official to signal the player onto the court. Substitutions can be made after a basket is made, a foul, or stoppage of play by an official.

Fouls: A player cannot “foul out” of a game. Fouls in the act of shooting will result in one free throw that will be worth 1,2, or 3 points depending on where the shot where the shot was taken from and whether or not the shot went in. Fouls not in the act of shooting will result in the team being awarded possession of the ball at the check line.

Free Throws:

  • If a player is fouled during a shot from inside the arc, they will shoot one free throw worth 2 points.
  • If a player is fouled during a shot from outside the arc, they will shoot one free throw worth 3 points.
  • Anytime a player is fouled and makes the basket, they will receive one free throw worth 1 point.
  • After free throws are over, the ball goes to the team that committed the foul.

Technical Fouls: If a player/team is assessed a technical foul by the game officials, the opposing team will be awarded 2 points and the possession of the ball.

  • Individual Technical Fouls: 2 non-administrative technical fouls issued to one player will result in the ejection of that player.
  • Team Technical Fouls: 3 non-administrative technical fouls issued to a team will result in the immediate forfeiture of the game.

Intentional Fouls: These fouls are judgment calls by the official that appear to be designed, premeditated, or excessive in nature. If a player is assessed an intentional fouled, the opposing team will be awarded 2 points and possession of the ball.

Flagrant Fouls: Flagrant fouls are violent or savage in nature. They will result in the immediate ejection of the guilty player. If a player is assessed a flagrant foul, the opposing team will be awarded 2 points and possession the ball. Flagrant fouls include, but are not limited to:

  • Violent contact such as: striking, kicking, and kneeing.
  • Extreme or persistent, vulgar, or abusive conduct at any time.
  • Fighting.