3-ON-3 TOURNAMENT RULES
POOL PLAY – Each team will play 3 pool games.
SINGLE ELIMINATION BRACKET PLAY – After pool play, ALL teams will be placed in tournament bracket play based on win-loss record.
8 MINUTE GAMES - The team with the most points after 8 minutes wins. Ties resolved by sudden death overtime. 20 second shot clock will be enforced if necessary by the official. No stalling.
START OF GAME – First possession will be determined by Rock-Paper-Scissors.
DEAD BALL CHECK-IN – After each score or dead-ball, the ball must be “Checked in” by the defense from the top of the key. Defense must give the ball right back or 1 pt penalty may be awarded to offense.
SCORING – Make-it, Take-it.
FAST BREAK - ALL possession changes (steals, rebounds or air balls) must be brought back behind the 3-point line. Only one foot needs to cross the 3-pt line. Any shot attempted without taking behind the 3-pt line will result in a turnover.
JUMP BALLS – Defense ALWAYS gets the ball.
SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME –Rock-Paper-Scissors for 1st possession. Shoot free-throws for fouls (bonus rules apply on 2nd foul per possession).
REGULAR BASKETBALL RULES APPLY - Except for the above, all regulation basketball rules apply as interpreted by the court official.