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The Rules of 3 on 3 Basketball (FIBA 3×3 – The Big3) – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of 3 on 3 Basketball (FIBA 3×3 – The Big3) – EXPLAINED!


Ninh explains – The Rules of 3 on 3 Basketball
The object of the game is for your team to score more points than the opposing team. 3 on 3 Basketball is a variation to the game
of Basketball, but played with only half a court. Before you carry on watching, it might be
helpful to be familiar with regular basketball. If you’re not sure, check out my Rules of
Basketball video on my channel, the link is down below. There are two main organisations that govern
this sport, FIBA played internationally and the Big 3 played in North America. Rather confusingly, both organisations play
under different rules, and I’ll try and explain what those differences are in this
video. In both organisations, teams are made up of
4 players, with 3 players on the court at any one time. In the Big 3, the home team starts with the
ball, whilst in FIBA competitions, a coin toss determines who starts with the ball. Once someone has possession of the ball, they
have a limited amount of time to shoot the ball towards the basket. This is known as the shot clock, and is 12
Seconds in FIBA games and 14 seconds in the Big 3. These baskets are 10 feet above the ground
on a half a basketball court that’s differs slightly between the two leagues. To move the ball around the court, you can
either pass the ball to a teammate … or dribble the ball, where you bounce the ball
up and down repeatedly whilst in motion. To score points, a player must shoot the ball
into the opponents’ basket. Shots scored within the arc score 1 point
in FIBA, 2 points in the Big 3. Shots scored outside the arc score 2 points
in FIBA, 3 points in the Big 3 And in the Big 3 only, you’ll see these
4 point circles on the court. If a player has one foot in the circle and
successfully shoots the ball, this is worth 4 points. Failure to shoot the ball before the shot
clock runs out, results in the ball being awarded to the other team. The opposing team will try and take the ball
off you by either blocking shots, rebounding missed shots, or by stealing the ball away
from an opposing player so that they can score themselves. In FIBA contests – the game is played in
just 1 period of 10 minutes. Whoever scores 21 points first OR has the
highest score after 10 minutes, wins. Overtime periods will be played if scores
are tied after 10 minutes. In the Big 3 – the game does not have a
time limit. Instead, once a team reaches 25 points, this
is halftime. The winner is the team that scores 50 points
and is at least two points ahead of the other team. First team to reach 50 points with a two point
advantage, wins. That’s basically it, but there’s a few
more things that you’ll need to know before playing or going to a game. For example:
Free Throws. When a player commits an illegal action or
foul, free throws may be awarded. In FIBA – free throws score 1 point from
inside the arc. In the Big 3, free throws score 2 points inside
the arc, 3 points outside the arc and 4 points from the 4 point circles. Violations and Fouls. The standard basketball violations apply to
both games, but the foul structure is very very different. Here’s what happens in both leagues if you
foul too many times. Clearing:
Because the game is only played on half a court, and both teams shoot into the same
basket – a defending team winning possession of the ball must move the ball outside the
arc, so that they are eligible to score. This is known as ‘clearing’ and here are
the differences in rules between the two. Substitution:
In both contests, you can substitute at any time when the ball is out of play or by calling
a time out. Other differences. There’s a few other differences, but the
main one you’ll need to know about, is that in FIBA – to restart play, you much ‘check
the ball’. This is an exchange of the ball with the nearest
defensive player. Time starts the moment you receive the ball
from your opponent. The Big 3 does not have this rule. I know that’s a lot to take in, especially
knowing the differences between both leagues, but once you’ve watched or played a few
games, the rules will become clear. If you have found this video at all helpful,
be sure to like share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is very much appreciated. Be sure to follow me on Twitter also, but
in the meantime – enjoy 3 on 3 basketball. Ninh Ly – www.ninh.co.uk – @NinhLyUK

55 thoughts on “The Rules of 3 on 3 Basketball (FIBA 3×3 – The Big3) – EXPLAINED!”

  1. Ninh explains The Rules of 3 on 3 Basketball. Due to the sudden surge of popularity of 3×3 Basketball by FIBA and the new league in the Big3 – I felt it pertinent to explain the rules of both and compare them both side by side so that you know what the differences are. Be sure to share this video and subscribe if you haven’t already. Cheers guys! 🙂

  2. And this is why I bloody love you, apologies for the cursing, but there was no other way I could express my emotional Joy for this channel!!!!

  3. Nice video ninh. This video was a good one for the "noobs" of basketball. This video also helped me understand the difference between the two. Good video

  4. Good job there Ninh and thanks for doing this one. There's just one more rule you missed in FIBA 3X3 about jump balls, I don't know if they do this in big 3 but in FIBA if there's a jump ball situation, the ball is automatically awarded to the team defending. Play starts again outside the ark.

  5. Amazing game. I also came up with a similar idea in my mind for 9-man (gridiron) football, which I guess is the gridiron football equivalent of this 3-on-3 basketball.

  6. Awesome video! It's kinda funny though, since from the few 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 basketball games I've played, it seems FIBA rules are actually more common here in the states, at least for games between friends. Anyways, can't wait to see more videos in the future!

  7. I have the same doubt every time I play with my friends. What happens if the defenders manage to stealt their oppenent's ball, but they lose it before they can clear(go outside the arc), do they have to clear again?

    I don't know if I'm explaining well.

    Imagine we have two teams the Red Team and the Blue Team.
    A player from the read team steals blue's ball but a player from the blue team manages to recover the ball before reds can clear. Do blues have to clear again or they are allowed to continue?

  8. PARK BASKETBALL rules
    *Game to 15
    *Win by 2
    *Clear everything
    *Check ball after out or score
    *Over backboard:
    no touch ball good
    Touch ball out
    *Grass out
    *1s and 2s
    *Winners out
    *Random player shoots for possession at top of key Do/Die
    *On the challenge of possession or a foul call or other duspute
    player challenging the play shoots "for it" at top of key
    ?

  9. Can u please explain the roles of captains in Every sport that has one???? Nd also mangers, coaches, ext. please

  10. Another thing, is it true that in FIBA 3X3 the ball is slightly smaller but heavier and the court is more slippery since they use rubberized tiles while in BIG 3 the ball and court is similar to the ones used in standard basketball?

  11. Other differences that I have noticed is the way the games were played. In BIG3 it is faster, movements are more free flowing, and the game is closer to standard basketball except the 4 pointers while in FIBA 3X3 it is more physical, more particular with position and angles, and requires a different skillset since part of the gameplay deviates away from standard basketball. Also, BIG3 players play for fun, publicity, to get noticed by NBA teams, or get better contracts from overseas teams while FIBA 3X3 players play to win the tournament cash prize and attract sponsors who will fund their team. BIG3 is more like a hobby and talent search while FIBA 3X3 is more like a job. BIG3 and FIBA 3X3 just made basketball, which is already fun and exciting, more exciting and fun to watch and will help popularize more the growing sport of basketball since they offer more variety.

  12. The rules of BIG3 are gimmicky and can be compared to an NBA All-star weekend event and are too NBAish. FIBA 3X3 rules is very different from standard basketball and it is like a new sport, also, it is like tennis, racing, and golf because it has tournaments, masters, and world tour.

  13. What if,after the checkball my enemies are run out of the 3 point line and steal the ball when i didnt dribble yet is that clear or a foul?

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