3×3 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 outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people.
3×3 is an opportunity for new players, organizers and countries to go from the streets to the World Stage. The stars of the game play in a professional tour and some of the most prestigious multi-sports events. On June 9, 2017, 3×3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.
A regular 3×3 playing court shall have a flat, hard surface free from obstructions (Diagram 1) with dimensions of 15 m in width and 11 m in length measured from the inner edge of the boundary line (Diagram 1). The court shall have a regular basketball playing court sized zone, including a free throw line (5.80 m), a 2-point line (6.75m) and a “no-charge semi-circle” area underneath the basket.
The playing area shall be marked in 3 colours: restricted area and 2-point area in one colour, the remaining playing area in another colour and the out-of-bound area in black. The colours recommended by Fl BA are as in Diagram 1.
At grassroots level, 3×3 can be played anywhere; court makings – if any are used – shall be adapted to available space, however Fl BA 3×3 Official Competitions must fully comply with the above specifications including backstop with the shot clock integrated in the backstop padding.