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SACBA 3X3 Rules (As of Winter 2019)


  • Initial possession: Team listed first on score sheet

  • Scoring 1 point and 2 points, if scored behind the arc

  • Game duration & Score limit: 1 x 10 minutes playing time (clock starts running after games announced, quicker you get to your court quicker you can start).

  • Score limit: 21 points. Applies to regular playing time only

  • No Overtime, first to 21 points

  • Shot clock will be a generous 12 seconds, referee to warn and count down the 5 last seconds

  • Free throw(s) following a shooting foul 1 free throw

  • 2 free throws, if foul committed behind the arc

  • Foul limit per team 6 team fouls

  • Penalty for team fouls 7, 8 and 9 2 free throws

  • Penalty for team fouls 10 and more 2 free throws + ball possession

  • Possession following a successful goal Defense possession Right underneath the hoop

  • Ball to be dribbled or passed to a player behind the arc

  • Defensive team not allowed to play for the ball inside the "no-charge semicircle" area underneath the basket...following a dead ball

  • Check ball exchange behind the arc (at the top)...following a defensive rebound or steal Ball to be dribbled/passed behind the arc...following a jumpball situation Defense possession

  • Substitutions In dead ball situations, prior to the check ball

The substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court and establishes a physical contact with him behind the end line opposite the basket. Substitutions require no action from the referees or table officials.

  • - Uniform for the 3X3 considering the relaxed nature of the afternoon and new church teams joining should consider having a dominant colour singlet or T-Shirt for the team and shorts to make it easy to identify teams.

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