Program Primary Contact: Lisa Garner at Lgarner@wysc.org
Court and ball: The game of 3x3 is played on a half court with one basket.
Team: Each team shall consist of 4-6 players (3 players on the court and 1-3 substitute).
Game Officials: The game shall consist of 1 referee & one parent volunteer to keep score and start the clock.
Beginning of the Game: A coin flip shall determine which team gets the first possession. The team that wins the coin flip can either choose to benefit from the ball possession at the beginning of the game or at the beginning of a potential overtime.The game must start with three players on the court.
Scoring: Every successful shot inside the arc shall be awarded 1 point. Every successful shot behind the arc shall be awarded 2 points. Every successful free throw shall be awarded 1 point.
Playing Time/Winner of the Game: The regular playing time shall be as follows: one period of a running clock of 20 minutes playing time. The clock shall not be stopped during dead ball situations and free throws. The team with the most points after the end of the 20 minute running clock game time will win. If the score is tied at the end of playing time, the game is still over and will end in a tie.
Fouls/Free Throws: A team is in a penalty situation after it has committed 6 fouls. After a team has reached 9 team fouls, any subsequent foul will be considered technical. Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc shall be awarded 1 free throw. Fouls during the act of shooting followed by a successful field goal shall be awarded 1 additional free throw. Team fouls 7, 8 and 9 shall always be awarded with 2 free throws.
How the Ball is Played: Following each successful field goal or last free throw: A player from a non-scoring team will resume the game by dribbling or passing the ball from inside the court directly underneath the basket (not from behind the end line) to a place on the court behind the arc. The defensive team is not allowed to play for the ball in the “no-charge semi-circle area” underneath the basket. Following each unsuccessful field goal or last free throw. If the offensive team rebounds the ball, it may continue to attempt to score without returning the ball behind the arc. If the defensive team rebounds or steals the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling). Possession of the ball given to either team following any dead ball situation shall start with an exchange of the ball (between the defensive and the offensive player) behind the arc at the top of the court. A player is considered to be “behind the arc” when neither of his feet are inside nor stepping on the arc. In the event of a jump ball situation, the defensive team shall be awarded the ball
Substitutions: Substitutions can be done by any team when the ball becomes dead, 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.
Time Outs: Two 30-second time-out is granted to each team.