What is 3×3 basketball?
The game is played on a half court and each team consists of 4 players, there is usually only one referee on each game. Each game is 10 minutes of play, or first to 21 points. 3×3 runs with a 12 second shot clock and the possession of the game is decided by a flip of a coin. 3×3 is played as a continuous game with teams only allowed one 30 second time-out. Time-outs and substitutions are only allowed when there is a dead ball. There is also no coach on court for a 3×3 game.
How to score in a 3×3 game?
Every 2point field goal is awarded 1 point, every 3point field goal is awarded 2 points and each successful foul shot is awarded 1 point.
How does this assist player development?
3×3 is very valuable for skill development. It allows all players to get more touches and makes players play with both sides of their body – forcing players to work on their weak hands. 3×3 also assists players to develop good decision-making skills, leadership skills and improve their communication.