3x3 (pronounced 3 ex 3) basketball is the number one urban team sport in the world (ESSEC study commissioned by IOC) with over 250 million players worldwide and ranked among the most played recreational sports on the planet. 

3x3 basketball is increasingly becoming an important influence in the development of basketball worldwide. In June 2017, 3x3 was officially announced as a new Olympic sport and will debut at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.


As such Southland Basketball is eager to provide an opportunity for our players to play the game and is organising the 3x3 Stadium Challenge.

The 3x3 Stadium Challenge is an event where you just get your mates together and register your team to come to the ILT Stadium Southland for fun games throughout the day.

The Stadium Challenge is being promoted as a participation, fun based event and as such there is no competition.


We aim to give all teams a minimum of 4 games on the day.


Sunday 28th June  


10:00am – 3:00pm


ILT Stadium Southland


$30 per team - Payment can be made on the day (cash only) but our preference is that payment is paid via internet banking to the SBA Bank Account 03-1750-0494294-00.

When making the payment can you please put your Team name in the "Reference" field and "3x3" in the "Code" field.



For the first stadium challenge we are having the following divisions

7 – 10 years old (Shooters)

11 – 15 years old (Junior)

16+ (Open)

Family (2 adults, up to 3 children under 10)


Teams are to have fun and create/use their own uniforms. Full details are in the 3x3 Stadium Challenge Rules document below.


3x3 is played on a half court, 1 hoop, 2 teams, 3 players per team (and up to one substitute) and no coach on court.

Coaches or instructors have a role in helping in preparing for competitions or raising skill level of players.

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. 3X3 is widely played throughout the world in street courts, yards, parks, squares, basketball courts and gyms.


For a quick fun look at how the game is played follow this youtube link:



Entries are now open but close Thursday 26th June at Midnight.

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