3x3

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Considered to be the number one urban team sport in the world, 3x3 basketball is increasingly becoming a key driver for the development of basketball in Ireland.

All you need is a hoop, a ball, a half court and minimum six players.
3x3 is THE basketball format to cater for any standard of player, new to the game, looking to get back playing, getting fit and having fun.

Beyond ensuring a sustained growth in the number of basketball players, FIBA has created a worldwide sports community through a network of hundreds of organisers, thousands of tournaments and millions of players. The online community here interconnects all of these thanks to the latest digital technology.

Players accumulate points in every event that they play. The more ballers play, the better their chances are of improving their ranking. 

A global network of open tournaments, from grassroots to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, and National Team FIBA 3x3 World Championships are at the forefront of the development of 3x3 basketball, with the discipline having gained Olympic status. 

3X3 Event Calendar

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EVENTS
hosted by Basketball Ireland Development Officers all around the country with prizes up for grabs for winning teams at each event. 

No events currently available

Register

Register a player via the FIBA 3x3 website

Players & Teams are registered via the FIBA 3X3 website. 

Register a Player


If you haven't done it before, you can watch our instructional video on how to register a player

Register a team via the FIBA 3x3 website

Teams are registered via the FIBA 3X3 website. First login as a Player.

Register a Team


If you haven't done it before, you can watch our instructional video on how to register a team

Video Crash Course on FIBA 3X3 Rules

Why run a 3X3 event? 

  • Allows players more time on the ball to have fun, develop skills and is played at a high pace (12 sec shot clock) – all points that allow skill development at a faster rate than 5v5 
  • Can be played outside and inside – all that’s needed is a half court and a ball 
  • Can be played at every age group from U8 - seniors 
  • It is a great teaching tool for basic 5v5 movements and skills. Often times within 5v5, the main offensive operation is performed by only 3 players (e.g. a pick and roll with the 3 players on the ball/strong side or a pass and screen away are some of the most common movements in basketball)
  • With official FIBA sanctioned events (free and every club can do this), every player gets ranking points 
  • Pathway to high level international competition

Why 3X3 is important within Covid-19 restrictions 

  • Lower numbers of players in close contact to each other (max of 6 players in a half court setting instead of 10 with 5v5) – but can use both half courts so more players playing (12 players – 6 players x 2 half courts) but in a safer manner
  • More space with just 6 players in a half court – less face to face time therefore decreasing the amount of time spent closer than 2 metres* 
  • Close contact time is below government guidelines* with ten min games (*15 minutes face-to-face contact within 2 metres of an infected person) 
  • Beyond ensuring a sustained growth in the number of basketball players, FIBA has created a worldwide sports community through a network of hundreds of organisers, thousands of tournaments and millions of players. The online community here interconnects all of these thanks to the latest digital technology.

Players accumulate points in every event that they play. The more ballers play, the better their chances are of improving their ranking. 

A global network of open tournaments, from grassroots to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, and National Team FIBA 3x3 World Championships are at the forefront of the development of 3x3 basketball, with the discipline having gained Olympic status.