As people who live and breath basketball, the coaches and trainers behind 3on3Runs.com set out to create a fun and exciting environment where players could play the game with less stress, more touches per game, and greater opportunities to learn the game through self correction and exploration. The 3-on-3 format provides a perfect avenue for fun, experience and improvement.
Join us as we redefine the way kids experience the game, bringing together players of all skill levels and ages to build their talents on the courts.
With this format, parents don’t have to worry about expensive costs for games or traveling, as all of our local games carry no spectator fee and no high upfront charge. Convenience is also maximized because players don’t have any mandatory practices and game scheduling requests are even accepted. We know that players and families alike will find immense satisfaction in this delightful approach to experiencing basketball!
At A Glance:
Boys and Girls graduation years 2034 – 2024 (2nd – 12th grades)
Enter a team of 3-6 players. Play with friends.
* No coaches
Cost: $99/player (No spectator admission fees)
Each player will get at least 9 games and a T-shirt jersey
Rules & Philosophy
3 ON 3 RUNS PHILOSOPHY
3 on 3 leagues and tournaments are FOR THE PLAYERS! Gone are the days kids would meet at a park and play pick-up, learning how to compete, and discovering their game and creativity on the fly. Kids need to enjoy the sport and the joy of competition in order to want to continue to play and improve. 3 on 3 seeks to restore this experience and the key focus is FUN! This is an opportunity to develop basketball skills in a non-coached, low-stress environment. We encourage healthy competition in which kids play hard and play to win, but not at the expense of belittling opponents, yelling at officials or displaying poor sportsmanship. We ask that players and parents conduct themselves appropriately and exhibit good sportsmanship.
- No coaching. Cheering, however, is encouraged. Let the kids play and figure out some things on their own.
- A parent/guardian may sit with the players in the 2nd through 4th grade divisions for the first two weeks to help with subbing. They may be asked to leave that area if coaching is occurring. Court monitors will take over if necessary.
- All players need completed liability waivers signed by a parent/guardian to participate.
- If short players, teams may bring subs. Subs are required to have a completed liability waiver.
- Help to keep the facility clean. Please pick up garbage and water bottles at the end of your games.
- No swearing, taunting or inappropriate verbal or physical behavior. Unsportsmanlike play may result in: 1) Warning; 2) Sitting out (ref discretion); or 3) ejection from the game or league.
- If unnecessary or excessive fouls occur, the ref may impose a technical foul (2 pts plus the ball).
- No hanging on the rim or net.
- League shirts should be worn for all games. Alternatively, teams may wear their own uniforms if they so choose.
- Players must demonstrate good sportsmanship and shake hands with their opponents at the conclusion of each game.
- “Rock, paper, scissors” will determine initial possession of the ball. The court monitor/ref will supervise “rock, paper, scissors”, ref your game and keep score.
- Ball size: 3rd and 4th grades – 27.5. Girls 5th-12th and Boys 5th and 6th – 28.5. Boys 7th-12th 29.5.
- Games are 20-minutes running time. There are no time-outs. Short water breaks may be allowed due to heat or a lack of subs if necessary.
- Unlimited substitutions are allowed after made baskets or when the ball is not in play.
- A team may play with only two players (3 on 2) if third player is late or absent.
- Possession of jump balls will alternate.
- 3 seconds in the lane will result in a turnover. Refs may issue reminders.
- Both feet and the ball must go outside of the 3-pt line on a change of possession.
- A ball that goes out of bounds is checked behind the arc.
- The half-court line is out of bounds.
- Following a made basket or dead ball, the ball can be checked anywhere behind the arc.
- A defensive rebound must be taken past the arc (includes air balls). There are no “free put-backs”.
- No stalling. There will be a ref’s discretion 30-second shot clock.
- Scoring: 2 points per basket inside the arc. 3 points per basket outside the arc.
- Free Throws: A fouled player will only shoot one free throw. It can be worth 1 point (And-1), 2 points (inside the arc foul or bonus free throw) or 3 points (field goal attempt outside the arc). –
- Bonus Free Throws: One shot (worth 2 points) will be given to a player fouled on the fifth team foul and all subsequent fouls by the opponent. No double-bonus.
- Intentional (flagrant) fouls (no matter when they occur) will result in 2 points PLUS the ball.
- Players have 6 seconds to shoot a free throw once the teams are lined up.
- Free throws for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders will be moved up. Referees will designate the shooting line.
- Ties will be settled with a free-throw shootout. Each team receives three opportunities to shoot free throws (3 different shooters). The team that makes the most out of three will be declared the winner. If there is a tie after three shots, additional free throws will be shot alternately until one team makes the free throw and the other team misses.