Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Doghouse 3-on-3—Tournament Rules

  • One official and one scorekeeper per court.
  • Four players per team. Minimum of four teams per division.
    • A game may start with a minimum of two players. If two players from a given team are not present and ready to play at game time, the team will forfeit the game.
  • A coin flip will determine which team receives possession at the start of the game.
    • Possession will be recorded by the scorekeeper.
    • Possession will alternate in the event of a jump ball.
  • Games will be played in a half-court setting.
  • Each game is played to 15 straight out (i.e. the first team to 15 points wins).
    • One point is awarded for a field goal. Two points are awarded for a basket made from beyond the three-point arc.
  • If neither team reaches 15 points the game will be called after 16 minutes. The team in the lead at the end of the 16 minutes is declared the winner.
  • Each team will be allowed one 30-second time out per game.
  • Possession of the ball will alternate on a made basket.
    • The ball must be checked in by a player from the opposing team at the start of a new possession. The ball must then be passed in by the offense (i.e. the possession cannot begin by dribbling the ball into play).
  • On a change of possession, such as a rebound or steal, the ball must be taken back beyond the three point line before an attempt is made to score.
    • Both feet and the ball must be behind the three-point line for a successful take back. Advancing the ball prior to taking it back properly will result in the loss of possession.
  • Shooting fouls:
    • If the basket is made, the team will receive the point(s) and one free throw attempt.
    • If the basket is missed, the team will receive one free throw attempt.
    • If the free throw is made the ball goes to the opposing team, if it is missed the rebound is live.
    • There is a 10-second time limit to initiate a free throw attempt. Violation will result in a loss of the free throw and the opposing team will be given possession.
  • Non-shooting fouls will result in a new possession.
  • Team fouls will be recorded. After 7 team fouls, shooting fouls will result in two free throws and all other fouls will result in one.
  • Substitutions can only be made on a dead ball.
    • Players must check-in at the score table prior to entering the game.
  • Tie games will be determined by a team shoot out.
    • All four players will shoot from each team. Players can decide to shoot a free throw (1 point) or a three-point shot (2 points). Team points are totaled and the team with the highest total will be declared the winner of the game.