If you want to get involved with basketball, there's no better place to start than 3x3.

3x3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody, and it's no surprise it is the number one urban team sport in the world.

All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. It's basketball in one of its most basic forms, and getting involved couldn't be easier.

With an opportunity to showcase 3x3 at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the future for 3x3 is brighter than ever and it's time to get on board with the action-packed smaller format of the game.

3x3 for Summer 2021

In summer 2021 expanded Ball Out 3x3 took place across the nation.

Check out highlights of the tour above.


So what do I need to know?

3x3 is quick and simple to organise and play, but there are still some things to think about before you jump in.

Click on one of the boxes below to find out more and get your 3x3 journey started!

Anything else?

If you've had a look through the pages above, you should have a good idea about what 3x3 is, how to play, and how to set up a competition (spoiler: it's very simple!).

There are a few other things that will help you get up and running though, like finding a place to play, making sure you have the right equipment, and where you can go to play in tournaments through 3x3 organisers like BallOut and GG3x3.

Winning Teams - CWG2022

3x3 is designed with participation at its core, but that doesn't mean you can't dream big.

As 3x3 is so accessible and easy to pick up, the idea of “Street to Elite” has never been more of a reality.

The 3x3 version of the game will take centre stage at an iconic new outdoor venue as part of the calendar for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. 

Our England teams will be there, looking to better previous achievements when the Men’s and Women’s teams won bronze in 2006 in Melbourne and the Women claimed silver at the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast. 

.The emergence of 3x3 also allows for a whole new talent pathway to be added to our existing 5v5 talent system and while there will of course be parallels, the 3x3 pathway will stand alone in its own right.

This dynamic version of the game will be threaded through all aspects of our talent network ensuring players, coaches and officials are game ready for 3x3.

We'll be launching our 3x3 pathway in the coming months, so watch this space.

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