As many differences as there are between 3x3 and 5v5, officials make games happen, period.
From the table to the referee, officials are essential in making sure 3x3 is played safely and within the rules.
With the sharp rise in popularity for 3x3, the need for specialist 3x3 officials has never been greater.
Last summer, we helped a number of officials to be involved in a free FIBA 3x3 Officiating Basics course, and there will be other development opportunities in the coming months.
With 3x3 taking a bow at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the need for qualified and experienced 3x3 officials is sure to to ramp up, and we'll be helping upskill Basketball England officials so they can answer the call.
For now, all officials can take a look at the resources below to become more familiar with 3x3. If you have any questions, you can use the button below to contact us.