Saturday, September 21, start time 1 p.m.
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Thomas Jefferson Community & Fitness Center
3501 2nd Street South
Arlington, VA 22204
Registration opens June 17, 2019.
Registration closes August 24 (mail-in) or August 31 (online).
To be determined
Results and Records
See Results and Records for NVSO 2002 to 2018
Please go here for rules covering all events.
Basketball 3×3 (Men) Rules
Men only will compete in 10-year age groups (50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100+) depending on the number of teams. The youngest player on the team determines the age bracket. This event will be governed by the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with amendments as shown below. NVSO will provide the basketballs.
- This is a single elimination tournament.
- A team’s roster shall be limited to ten (10) players. Athletes may play on only one basketball team. There may be a maximum of one (1) out-of-area resident per team
- Played on half court by two teams of three (3) players each, including a maximum of seven (7) substitutes.
- The youngest team member determines the age group.
- A registrant may only participate with one team and only in the proper age group.
B) Ball Play
- The winner of the coin toss shall take first ball possession and the possession arrow determines possession at start of the second half. Ball possession changes hands after each basket, unless a foul is awarded.
- Deliberate stalling or attempts to freeze the ball shall result in a technical foul and loss of ball possession. Officials prior to enactment shall give a warning. During the last 2 minutes of the game, and in any overtime, teams shall attempt a shot within approximately 20 seconds of gaining possession as determined by the referee.
- The imaginary ‘check line’ shall be the 3-point line. To start each half, after a score or after a foul is awarded, a player must put the ball in play from the check line with a pass to a teammate. On defense rebounds or turnovers, the ball must be returned to the check line and the player in possession of the ball may maintain control and attempt to score.
- Following a made basket or dead ball, the ball shall be put in play within five seconds. If it is not, it shall be a violation, and possession shall be awarded to the defense with no change in the possession arrow. Dribbling will result in a replay.
- Defenders may not cross the check line to guard the player throwing in the ball until after that player has made the first pass.
- On every change of possession, the ball must be taken back behind the check line, with both feet of the player behind the check line. The penalty for not taking the ball back behind the check line with both feet will result in loss of possession.
- fter a successful field goal, a violation, or a free throw situation that results in automatic change of possession, the ball must always be placed inbounds from behind the check line with both feet behind the check line, and cannot be advanced into play without a pass from behind the check line to a team mate.
- Playing time shall be two (2) halves of twelve (12) minutes running time with an intermission of five (5) minutes. In the last two minutes of each half, the clock will not be a running clock, but will stop according to normal basketball rules.
- Two (2) time outs permitted per team per half [one (1) additional time-out for entire overtime]. Time outs to be thirty (30) seconds in duration.
- Substitutions may be made after a basket, foul shot or any stoppage of play.
- Players foul out on their 5th foul but can also be ejected for excess fouling that represents poor sportsmanship play. Technical fouls will be assessed in accordance with NCAA rules.
- All common personal and technical fouls shall be counted against a team total. After the seventh team total, a bonus shall be awarded for the remainder of the game.
- Prior to the 7th team foul: a) Any common foul shall result in a loss of possession for the offending team; b) Any offense foul shall result in disallowing a converted basket and loss of possession; c) Any shooting foul with a missed basket shall result in two free throws and retained possession; and d) converted basket shall result in the basket’s being awarded, one free throw and retaining of possession.
- Beginning with the 7th foul: a) Any common foul shall result in a single foul shot along with retained possession for the offended team; b) Any offense foul shall result in disallowing a converted basket and a single foul shot, which, if made, shall entitle the shooter to a second free throw along with retained possession for the offended team; c) Any shooting foul with a missed basket shall result in a two foul shots along with retained possession; and d) Any shooting foul with a converted basket shall result in the basket being awarded along with one free throw and retained possession.
- Beginning with the 10th team foul: a) Any common foul shall result in two free throws, and the offended team shall retain possession; b) Any player control foul shall result in disallowing a converted basket and two free throws, and the offended team retains possession; c) Any shooting foul with a missed basket shall result in two free throws and the offended team retaining possession; d) Any shooting foul with a converted basket shall result in the basket being awarded along with one free throw, and the offended team retaining possession.
- During the last two (2) minutes of each half, and any overtime period, automatic possession after foul shots does not apply (rebounding will be in effect).
- A tied score at the end of regulation time will result in a three (3) minute running clock overtime period with ball possession determined by coin toss. If still tied, subsequent three (3) minute periods are to ensue until tie is broken.
- Three-point shots will be allowed.
- The event will be single elimination with consolation bracket for third place, if necessary.
D) Other Rules
- All players are required to wear jerseys numbered front and back, and shorts.