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March Madness Mens/Womens/ Co-ed 3-on-3 Basketball
All National Federation Basketball rules apply, with the following amendments and/or additions:
1. Each team must field 3 players in order to compete; there is no limit to the number of bench players or substitutions. For co-ed you must have at least one player of each gender on the court.
B) GAME SETUP:
1. Playing Area: Half-court of a regulation basketball court.
2. Game Length:
3. Possession at start of game will be decided by shooting for first ball (a player from one will shoot from the 3-point line prior the start of the first game – if made basket it is their ball to start, missed = other team’s ball).
2 points for any made basket beyond the 3-point line.
1 point for any made basket within the 3-point line.
C) GAME PLAY:
1. Stoppage of Play:
a) “Losers' Outs” will be played: Following each basket, the ball will be checked at the top of the 3-point line with possession going to the team who was just scored on.
b) The ball must also be checked following out of bounds violations, fouls, etc.
c) One-Pass Rule: The offense must make at least one pass after a ball is checked before attempting to score; if a team violates this rule and scores, the basket will not count, and the defensive team will be awarded possession.
2. Clearing the Ball: All balls, regardless of whether they hit the rim or not, must be cleared before offensive-defensive roles switch; clearance constitutes taking the ball beyond the 3-point line.
3. No 'Jump Balls' - defense is awarded possession.
4. Substitutions: Subs may enter at any stoppage of play before the ball is checked.
a) Participants will call their own fouls with the offense's opinion taking precedence (offense calls fouls).
6. Scorekeepers will act as impartial observers to the nature of the activity and will convey information to the convenor if there are any questionable sportsmanship actions.
7. Both captains must confirm scores and sign the game sheet following each game!
8. Games will be played throughout March.