3x3 Basketball - spectacular & urban

28 May 2018

What began in urban spaces in the United States has now expanded to become the biggest urban team sport in the world. We are, of course, talking about 3x3 basketball. This dynamic, spectacular, urban and innovative form of basketball has over 250 million players worldwide! It is even included as a discipline at the 2020 Olympic Games!

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3x3 basketball is played both indoors and outdoors. A big advantage is that 3x3 basketball is a very accessible sport. It can be played by anyone (men, women, boys, girls, able-bodied, disabled) both on a recreational and professional level. The rules and required capacities are also very low-threshold. All you need to play 3x3 basketball is 1 basket, 2 teams and 3 players per team on a half basketball court. It couldn't be easier!

The official 3x3 basketball competitions last 10 minutes or end when a team has scored 21 points. Both teams are given 12 seconds to score. Once a team has scored a point, the other team can continue playing by dribbling or passing the ball. Once a team has been outside the two-point line, scoring is allowed again. Every score behind this two-point line is worth 2 points and a score within it is worth 1. This rule creates the dynamic and spectacular game which characterises 3x3 basketball.

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