Basketball Ireland 3x3
July 02, 2020
Basketball Ireland is announcing a roll out of 3x3 competitions throughout the country in response to the sport resuming last Monday, to help players and clubs at all levels and ages get back to action. With interest in basketball continuing to rise, 3x3 is the basketball format to cater for any standard of player, anyone new to the game, or looking to get back playing, or seeking to get fitter and having fun.
Basketball Ireland wants to hear from players who want to get involved and clubs who would like to host tournaments. Players and clubs can register their interest here.
Basketball Ireland are hosting 3x3 open scrimmages in The National Basketball Arena in Tallaght from 7th July - 15th August. Scrimmages will be split by gender and standard at the baskets, so all levels are welcome. Registrations can be made directly on play.fiba3x3.com, FIBA’s 3x3 digital platform and players will be asked to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines at the sessions.
Keep an eye on Basketball Ireland’s social media channels for other information on upcoming tournaments that will be held around the country. Social 3x3 events can be run by anyone and should you host a 3x3 event, we would encourage you to use the hashtag #BI3x3, so we can share your activities online.
Bernard O’Byrne from Basketball Ireland said; “We’re keen to help our players and clubs get up and running with some exciting competition after the enforced break due to Covid-19. Whether you’re a player, or a coach, or someone who has never played basketball before, we would encourage everyone to get involved in 3x3! It is a great way for coaches and players to evaluate and improve on individual skill development. With a 12-second shot clock and faster pace of play, 3x3 benefits players’ mental and physical growth on the court.”
3x3 is considered the number one urban team sport in the world. All you need is a hoop, a ball, a half court and six players. Events can be staged indoors and outdoors. Growing in popularity at a rapid rate, the games last 10 minutes, with a 12-second shot-clock and no quarters or half-time. 1 point is awarded for scoring inside the D and 2 points are awarded from scoring outside the D. If a team reaches a score of 21 points inside the 10 minutes or finishes the game out in the lead, they win. For more on the FIBA 3x3 basketball rules, see below.
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