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3x3 Rules of the Game

Court and Ball
A regular 3x3 court playing surface is 15m (width) x 11m (length) The official 3x3 ball shall be used in all categories

Team Roster
4 players
3 + 1 substitute
Note: game must start with 3 (three) players in FIBA 3x3 Official Competitions

Referee(s)
1 or 2

Time/Score keeper(s)
Up to 2

Time-outs
1 per team and 2 TV-time outs, if any, at first dead ball after 6:59 and 3:59 dead ball, 30 seconds

Initial possession
Coin flip
Note: the team that wins the coin flip decides whether it takes the ball or leaves it, in order to get it in a potential overtime

Scoring
1 point and 2 points, if scored behind the arc

Game duration & Score limit
1 x 10 minutes, playing time

Score limit: 21 points. Applies to regular playing time only

Note: if a game clock is not available, running time length and sudden death score is at organizer's discretion. FIBA recommends setting score limit in line with the game duration (10 minutes/10 points; 15 minutes/15 points; 21 minutes/21 points)

Overtime
First team to score two (2) points wins the game

Shot clock
12 seconds
Note: if a shotclock device is not available, referee to warn and count down the 5 last seconds

Free throw(s) following a shooting foul
free throw
free throws, if foul committed behind the arc

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 possesion

Possession following a successful goal
Defense possession

Right 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 semicircle" area underneath the basket 

...following a dead ball
Check ball exchange behind the arc (at the top)

...following a defensive rebound or steal
Ball to be dribbled/passed behind the arc

...following a jumpball situation
Defense possession

Substitutions
In dead ball situations, prior to the check ball

The substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court and establishes a physical contact with him behind the end line opposite the basket. Substitutions require no action from the referees or table officials

Notes:
*A player is considered to be "behind the arc" if neither of his feet are inside nor step the arc

**Official FIBA Basketball Rules apply for all game situations not specifically mentioned above

***Refer to 3x3 Rules of the Game text version for standings, default, forfeits, protests and disqualification

©FIBA, January 2015

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