Rules and Regulations for 3 on 3
Parents, Coaches, and Spectators
3 on 3 at the Summit is a tournament designed for all ages and abilities. Our goal is for participants to enjoy a positive, fun, and memorable experience. For us to be successful in this, we ask all coaches, parents, and spectators to be spectators only. We are happy to have people positively encouraging those they are their to watch or coach on the sidelines of the court. However, PLEASE NOTE that ANY inappropriate language or behavior towards players, Court Marshalls, or any tournament staff will NOT be tolerated. Spectators may receive one warning before being removed from the tournament grounds. However, 3 on 3 at the Summit reserves the right to remove any spectator for inappropriate actions at ANY time. Please help us make this a positive experience for all, thank you in advance!
Each court will have its own court Marshall to observe play, keep score, maintain order, and settle disputes during the tournament. Please remember the court Marshalls are here so that YOU can play. Court Marshalls are not professional referees, and while they will try and to do their best, please keep in mind like the rest of us they are only human. Treat them with RESPECT! Any complaints or suggestions should be taken to the Main Event Tent.
Each team is required to have 3 or 4 players registered by the registration deadline (July 26). Any changes must be approved by tournament officials prior to the start of the first game of the tournament.
Each individual player is allowed to register on only 1 team. If a player is found to be registered on more than 1 roster, they will be disqualified immediately from the competition.
Each participant must provide a valid ID at registration. Valid ID´s include birth certificates, drivers lisence, Passport, or other photo ID. Please be aware that players may be asked to show their ID at ANY TIME during the tournament as well. Any inaccuracies found will disqualify the player from the tournament as soon as they are discovered.
Team Captain must be designated on registration form and recognized at the beginning of each game. The team captain is always the spokesperson for the team, including for youth teams. Coaches, Parents, and spectators are welcome to spectate, but may not talk for any team.
Any authority has the right to order any player with blood anywhere to leave the game immediately. Court Marshall has final say about the player returning to play.
Teams will be placed in the age division of their OLDEST player.
All jewelry (earings, necklaces, bracelets) must be removed, whether asked or not by Court Marshall.
No alcohol will be permitted for any participant or spectator on site.
*Eligibility problems will be enforced at the point of discovery. No replay of games or adjustments will be made to prior games and results.
Pre Game – Scheduling
Games will start and be completed as long as each team has at least 1 eligible player on the court.
Teams will warm up at the same time on the court they will play on. Only teams scheduled to play will be allowed on the court.
Teams must be present at scheduled game time, even if the court is running late according to the schedule. We recommend arriving at your court 15 minutes before your scheduled game time.
There will be NO HANGING on RIMS at any time during the tournament. Players are free to dunk, however anyone hanging on rims at any point will receive a warning first time, and will be dismissed from the tournament if they continue to hang on rims, whether during a game or not.
Time Outs and Substitutions
Each team will be allotted one Time Out per game lasting 45 seconds.
Play will stop for injuries incurred, and injured player must sit out at least one play before returning to the court.
Substitutions are allowed during any dead ball.
Dead ball situations will always result in a check at the top of the court.
The 25 min time limit will only stop for Time Outs.
Games are not allowed to finish on a time out. If a time out is called and the score is tied at the end of the time, there will be one possession after the timeout before overtime is started.
A coin flip by the Marshall will determine who receives the ball first.
The ball will change possession after each scored basket (no make it-take it)
All parts of the backboard are in play except the top, the backside, and any part of the support system.
The ball must be checked by the opponent before it is passed in to play. The check will take place out of bounds at the top of the court at a marked place on the court. The ball must be passed in, the player receiving the check may not dribble the ball in, or the play will result in loss of possession.
All fouls, violations, and out-of-bounds will result in a check ball to resume play.
When the ball changes possession on a missed shot or turnover without needing to be checked, the team must take it back behind the 3 point line. Taking it back means 2 feet behind the line by the person who has the ball (ball does not need to bounce behind the line). A violation of this will result in no basket and a warning the first time, a change of possession if the ball is scored without taking it back the second time. If the ball is not taken back, but also never scored, play will continue as normal (fouls, etc).
After checking the ball there is a 10 second rule to inbound the ball.
A jump ball always will result in the possession going to offense. If jump ball is on a rebound, Court Marshall will keep track of starting possession and ball will alternate on loose ball jump ball situations.
Stalling will not be allowed, and the Court Marshall is free to implement a 30 second shot clock if so desired at any time.
NO PARKING zone under the basket. No player may remain in the lane directly under the basket for more than 4 seconds without the ball.
Championship games will have 45 min time limit and will be played to 15.
Court Marshalls will call all fouls and violations during the game. Court Marshalls may warn or remove from game anyone verbally abusing or arguing calls.
All free throws will result in a dead ball situation.
After 5 team fouls, opposing team will be awarded free throw option.
After 4 personal fouls in any game a player will be fouled out from that game.
All players must stand behind the shooter when attempting a free throw.
A player awarded a free throw will always have the option of taking a 1 or 2 point shot.
Non Shooting Foul
On or after 5th team foul, 1 free throw attempt will be awarded (choose either 1 or 2 point). If 1 point shot is attempted, on a make the ball changes possession, on a miss same team retains ball. If 2 point shot is attempted, make or miss the ball changes possession.
Foul On Shot (No matter 1 or 2 point attempt)
Made shot – 1 free throw attempt (choose either 1 or 2 point) and ball changes possession whether foul shot is made or missed.
Missed shot – 1 free throw attempt (choose either 1 or 2 point). If 1 point shot is attempted, on a make the ball changes possession, on a miss same team retains ball. If 2 point shot is attempted, make or miss the ball changes possession.
TECHNICAL – The Court Marshall may assess a technical foul for any misconduct, flagrant, or intentional fouls committed on the court including:
-A foul intended to harm an opponent, fan, spectator or the Court Marshall
-Vulgar or verbally abusive language
-Other misconduct deemed inappropriate by the Court Marshall
-Contact foul designed to neutralize opponents obvious advantageous position (example: player free for an uncontested lay-up is fouled hard without attempt made for the ball)
Penalty for technical
2 shots from 1 point or 2 point line. Must shoot both from same spot, may not split one and one.
Team Captain will designate player to shoot Technical.
The team that did not receive the technical will retain possession of the ball, whether penalty shots are made or missed.
Any player receiving 2 technicals in one game will be ejected from the game and disqualified from the next game.
Any team receiving 3 technicals in one game will forfeit that game as well as the next game they are scheduled for.
Any fight or punch thrown will result in automatic technical foul and the dismissal of all players involved from the tournament immediately.
Misconduct by any participant while playing or watching will jeopardize the team and player from participation in future tournaments at the discretion of tournament officials.
*Double Foul (only assessed by Marshall) – Fouls will be recorded and play will resume with team who had ball at the time retaining possession. If double foul is recorded during a shot attempt, coin toss will determine who gets the ball.
Court Marshalls and Tournament Officials may disqualify or dismiss from the tournament any players or team continuing to commit intentional or flagrant fouls, or continuing misconduct during the tournament.
Court Marshalls have absolute authority to control the play of their court. They have the right to sit or eject a player from a game. Tournament officials do not have a higher authority to adjust the judgment of the Court Marshall. However, Marshalls are suggested to discuss any tournament ejections with tournament officials before assessing a tournament dismissal, although it is not required.
Field goals are worth 1 point. Any shot taken with both feet behind the take-back line is worth 2 points.
Games are played to 11 points, with Back Country Bowl bracket playing to 9.
A time limit of 25 minutes will be implemented if neither team has reached 11. If tied at that time, a coin flip will determine possession for the extra time and played for ´golden basket´- first team to score wins.
*Captain of winning team must take the score sheet to the Main Event Tent after game to report results for Main Bracket.
*Questions or disputes must be brought to attention of tournament officials by team captains only.