With over 250 million players worldwide and ranked among the most played recreational sports on the planet, 3x3 basketball is increasingly becoming a key motor for the development of basketball.
One of the biggest strengths of 3x3 is its simplicity both in terms of rules and in terms of required facilities, allowing it to be held in the most spectacular settings, using iconic landmarks as backdrops.
Beyond ensuring a sustained growth in the number of basketball players, FIBA has created a worldwide sports community through a network of hundreds of organisers, thousands of tournaments and millions of players. The online community 3x3planet.com interconnects all of these thanks to the latest digital technology.
Members of 3x3Planet can interact using their computers or mobile phones via the Mobile App that allows them to team-up and organise pick-up games with other players nearby, register for tournaments and record results of their games.
Points accumulated result in two indicators of how good an individual player is: the Ranking and Ballerlevel.
The more someone plays, the better their chances of improving both indicators, increasing the number of games played on the courts and playgrounds everywhere, and absorbing an ever-growing number of members of the 3x3Planet.
A global network of open tournaments, from grassroots to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, and National Team FIBA 3x3 World Championships are at the forefront of the development of 3x3 basketball, with the discipline already setting its sights on gaining Olympic status.
Labelled as "the hottest ticket in town" at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010 - its first appearance on the international stage - followed a year later by the very successful 2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship in Rimini, 3x3 basketball hasn't looked back since.
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