Ball Out 3x3 and Basketball England will collaborate on an exciting expansion of the iconic 3x3 tour this summer.
‘Ball Out 3x3 in partnership with Basketball England’ will feature eight qualifying events across the country during summer, culminating in two days of finals in London.
Ball Out will return to the capital, Manchester and Birmingham – with new editions of the tour taking place in Newcastle, Leicester, Leeds and Essex for the first time.
For the fifth consecutive year, winners from the Elite Men’s Ball Out Finals will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and the chance to win the huge cash prize.
"This is an exciting milestone in the lead up to the summer which we are very optimistic about. We have successfully constructed a national tour that will provide a unique opportunity for players to compete against 3x3 players from across the country. It's going to be special."
"During the pandemic, a lot of people haven't been able to get out of their homes properly, let alone play basketball. Ball Out 3x3 will be the first opportunity players will get to do what they love and compete safely! I can't wait."
The UK's premier 3x3 tournament has joined forces with Basketball England as excitement builds towards the three-a-side version of the sport taking centre stage at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Streetballers from across the nation will compete in the qualifying events for a shot at making the finals.
And elite players – including professionals from the BBL, NBL and beyond – will be invited to showcase their skills, with Basketball England using the tournament as part of preparation for selecting the England men’s and women’s 3x3 teams to compete at Birmingham 2022.
“We are hoping to see lots of talent, whether it is elite pros or streetballers, as we build towards selecting teams for Birmingham.
“We’re looking at and talking to some high-calibre players already and it will be great to see some of them in the mix in the Ball Out 3x3 events.
“Ball Out also dovetails perfectly with our aim of helping people and organisations revitalise outdoor courts and spaces in heart of communities through the next phase of our #ProjectSwish campaign. We can’t wait to get started.”
All team members entering Ball Out must create a FIBA 3x3 profile at play.fiba3x3.com before registering - it only takes two minutes.
This enables you to:
Register for Ball Out 3x3
Record your results
View your schedule
Check your standings
View your individual ranking
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Members with FIBA 3x3 profiles can interact using their computers or mobile phones via play.fiba3x3.com that allows them to team-up with other players nearby, register for tournaments and record results of their games.
Points accumulated result in the main indicator of how good an individual player is through the ranking. Individual players raking points also contribute to the ranking of your national federation.
The more ballers play, the better their chances are of improving this indicator, increasing the number of games played on the courts and playgrounds everywhere, and absorbing an ever-growing number of play.fiba3x3.com members.