Sportsplex West 3 V 3 Basketball Rules

  • Games consist of (2) 12 minute halves with a 2-minute half time. Continuous running clock during the halves. NO TIMEOUTS!
  • Games are played on Half Court
  • Scoring: 2 Points inside the arc, 3 points outside the arc
  • Free Throws: One shot will be given to a player that is fouled in the act of shooting. A missed free throw is a live ball (unless it is an air ball). A free throw is worth 2 points if the player was fouled inside the arc, 3 points for outside the arc.
  • Bonus Free Throws: One shot (worth 2 points) will be given to a player fouled on the seventh foul and all subsequent fouls by the opponent. There is no double bonus.
  • Intentional Fouls (no matter the time of game) will result in 2 points plus the ball for the fouled team.
  • Following a made basket or dead ball, the other team can check the ball in anywhere behind the take back line (3 point line).
  • Both feet and ball must go outside the take back line (3 point line) at a change of possession.
  • A ball that goes out of bounds under the hoop will be checked back in behind the take back line (3 point line).
  • Half court line is considered out of bounds.
  • Stealing is not allowed when there is a change of possession and the ball is being take back behind the take back line (3 point line). All other times, stealing is allowed.
  • Defense is awarded all jump balls.
  • 3 seconds in the lane. Refs will issue reminders early. Excessive violations will result in turn-over.
  • A defensive rebound must be taken back behind the take back line (3 point line).
  • “Paper, rock, scissors” will determine the team that gets the ball first.
  • Ties will be settled with a sudden death free-throw shootout. Each team receives equal opportunities to shoot free throws until one team makes one and the other team misses their shot. New shooter each time.
  • Teams need to wear matching jerseys of the same color that have a number on them (Front/back or both).
  • 3rd Grade will play on 9ft. hoops — All other divisions will play at 10ft. hoops
  • All divisions will use the 28.5 size basketball.
  • Each team will be required to have one parent to run the scoreboard and the other parent to fill out the game sheet with scores, fouls etc.
  • Please be respectful of the opponents and facility. Show good sportsmanship and help keep the facility clean.