3X3 FEDERATION'S ROLE
Endorsement terms and process
Any tournament can be easily integrated into the worldwide
Competition Network thanks to FIBA's simple and effective
endorsement process, providing the organiser with everything
required to host a truly great tournament.
grants organisers access to the FIBA 3x3 Event Maker competition
management software and ensures them worldwide exposure and
secures the right to use the official FIBA 3x3 Endorsed stamp.
Organisers also benefit from in-depth expertise and best practices
thanks to the 3x3 Workbook for Organisers.
endorsement, a tournament must meet the following requirements:
Register all participating players in www.3x3planet.com
allowing them to get a 3x3 player profile and be individually
Communicate all tournament results to FIBA by using the
3x3 Event Maker.
Play according to the 3x3 Rules of the Game
available at www.fiba.com/3x3
Eligibility and National Team Selection
Once a player has subscribed to 3x3planet.com, he/she gets access
to the huge range of 3x3 basketball events from the worldwide 3x3
Competition Network. No player licenses are required.
can easily assemble a team composed of themselves and three other
players (also members of 3x3planet.com), find out which events are
taking place nearby and subscribe to the one(s) of their choice;
all of this from the same place: 3x3Planet.
events are of course open to everyone, while certain higher level
tournaments see qualification secured through other events.
For participation in National Team competition, players are
selected through their National Federations. Participation in
National Team competitions is only open to national federations
with a minimum of 3 FIBA-endorsed events held in their territory
in the last 12 months prior to the established cut-off date.
Besides the basic requirement of citizenship (and appropriate age
for youth competitions), the only other requirement for players is
to have participated in at least two FIBA-endorsed 3x3 events in
the last 12 months. National Federations must register the
athletes directly on a digital platform called the 3x3 Backend.
For more information about National Team eligibility, contact
the 3x3 department of your National Federation.
As well as
standard open tournaments (no age restriction), FIBA recommends
the following age-specific categories: U13, U15, U18 (player is
13/15/18 or younger on 1 January of the year of the event) and 35+
(player is 35 or older on 1 January of the year of the event).
FIBA launched the
3x3 e-learning programme in November 2014.
This innovative education tool developed by the FIBA Academy with
the FIBA 3x3 team is available to FIBA's member National
Federations and the community of FIBA 3x3 organisers worldwide.
The programme is set to provide an important stepping stone
for National Federations and 3x3 Organisers to further improve
their knowledge and to develop 3x3 as a whole.
together the various components of 3x3 to explain the used
nomenclature, the rules of the game, the competition structure,
player rankings and the digital platforms required to organise,
manage and participate in the fast-rising discipline.
major factor to come from the 3x3 e-learning programme is that the
FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking points will be doubled for National
Federations that have at least one staff member or administrator
successfully complete the programme. This is an incentive for all
national federations to participate in the programme and raise
their knowledge of 3x3.
The FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking is
the criteria used to identify the teams qualified to FIBA 3x3
World Championships (men, women, U18 men, U18 women) and the Youth