The Cal Intramural Sports 3 on 3 Basketball Rules are based on the NCAA Collegiate Basketball Rules. Some of the more important rules as well as rules unique to the Cal Intramural Sports Program are included herein. All players are responsible for reading this document prior to participating in 3 on 3 Basketball.
Good sportsmanship is essential in Intramural Sports contests. Therefore, if a player or players are sent off from a game, they will receive a minimum, automatic one- game suspension. The suspension of that player becomes effective immediately following the ejection and carries through the remainder of that game, and the following game. While on suspension, the player is not allowed to participate in any Intramural Sports-sponsored sport, special event, activity, or IFC Sport. In order to be reinstated for play, the player(s) must meet with the Student Director, Sport Programs, and/or the Director, Intramural Sports. Meetings take place at the availability of Intramural Sports Staff and must be scheduled appointments. Call (510) 643-6822 to schedule an appointment. Failure to meet with the above individuals maintains the suspension in full effect. In some cases where appropriate, the Intramural Sports Director may suspend the player(s) for a longer period. In extreme situations, the matter will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
All participants must be prepared to show Game Officials a valid University of California, Berkeley, Student ID Card or a current Cal Rec Club Card in order to participate in Intramural Sports. Individuals without current membership and picture identification will not be allowed to participate. A team unable to field a minimum number of players with current membership and picture identification will forfeit the contest.
3 on 3 Basketball is a half-court game. All games are self-officiated.
No team may have more than four players on their team roster. Three players shall constitute a team. No team shall start a game with less than two players.
Teams must provide their own ball. If neither team provides a playable basketball, the game shall result in double forfeit.
Each game shall last 40 minutes or until a team reaches 21 points, whichever occurs first. If, at the conclusion of 40 minutes of play the game is tied, the next team to score shall win. No specific margin of victory is required.
All baskets shall be worth one point.
Following a defensive rebound, the ball must be cleared to a distance equivalent to the top of the key in any direction from the basket. A shot taken and converted without proper clearance shall not count, and the offensive team shall retain possession.
After a basket is made, the defensive team shall obtain possession. All in-bounds must be checked by the defensive team.
All violations and fouls will result in the opposition of the team committing the infraction obtaining/retaining possession of the ball. The opposing team shall inbound the ball at any position behind the three-point line. Any ball going out of bounds shall also be inbounded from any position behind the three-point line, regardless of where the ball went out of bounds.
Each team is allowed two time-outs. Each time out shall last no longer than one minute. Time-outs may only be called during a dead ball situation, or after a made basket. The forty-minute period for the length of game shall continue to run during a time-out.
No participant taller than 72 inches shall be able to participate in a Six (6) Foot and Under League. Participants in Six (6) Foot and Under Leagues may play on no more than one Six (6) Foot and Under League team. Participants may play on a Six (6) Foot and Under team and an Open Competition Team.