Cuyahoga Falls Neighborhood Ambassadors have partnered with Wolters Kluwer, the Riverfront YMCA, Western Reserve Hospital, and the City of Cuyahoga Falls to organize the 2017 Cuyahoga Falls 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament.

Coed teams of four, ages 14 - 17 and 18 and over, are encouraged to sign up to play in this fun, officiated event. There is no entry fee to participate. The winning team of each bracket will receive a prize for every player.

Before the final game, Mayor Don Walters will challenge a willing spectator to a basketball shooting game of C-F-O. Exciting donated items will be given out throughout the event to spectators and players alike.

Food will be available to purchase from East of Chicago Pizza and Oh So Sweet Desserts.

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The tournament is a project of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative and led by Neighborhood Ambassador Alex Hall of Sixth Street.

2017 Schedule

Game Day
  • Date: Saturday, September 30

  • Check In: 10:30 a.m.
  • Warm Up: 11:00 a.m.
  • Start Time: 12:00 p.m.


Lions Park, 641 Silver Lake Avenue

Team Sign-Up

Teams consist of four persons including three players and one alternate and are categorized in one of two brackets. Teams must submit a registration form no later than Monday, September 18 to Neighborhood Ambassador Alex Hall at (330) 842-6619 or

Age Brackets
  • Youth: 14 - 17*
  • Adult: 18 and over

*Note: If a player is over the age of 17, but enrolled in high school, they are qualified to play on a youth team.

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This event is run by volunteers who work in conjunction with its community partners. Those interested in playing the role of referee, scorekeeper, timekeeper, or joining the set-up or teardown crews, are welcome to join the team. Please contact Alex Hall at (330) 842-6619 or to sign up to volunteer.

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all of the sponsors support the 2017 Cuyahoga Falls 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament.

If you would like to offer your support to this exciting community event, please reach out to Alex Hall at (330) 842-6619 or

Rules of the Game

  • Each team consists of three players and one substitute.
  • The game is played on a half-court, with one basket.
  • The basketball is unique to 3x3, and is used in all competitions, whether men's, women's, or mixed. Its circumference of 727–734 mm/28.5–29.0 in is that of the size 6 basketball used in the women's full-court game. However, its weight is that of the size 7 standard (circumference of 749–780 mm/29.5–30.7 in) used in the men's full-court game.
  • A jump ball is not used to start the game. Instead, a coin toss is held immediately before the game. The winning team can choose to take possession of the ball at the start of the game, or take the first possession of a potential overtime period.
  • There are no jump balls at any time in the game; neither is there an alternating possession rule. In any held ball situation, the defensive team is granted possession.
  • Every successful shot inside the arc is awarded one point, while every successful shot behind the arc is awarded two points.
  • The game is a single period of 10 minutes with sudden death at 21 points. The winner is the first team to score 21 or the team with the highest score at the end of the 10 minutes. A tie in regulation leads to an untimed overtime period, which is won by the first team to score two points in overtime. Note that if a game is tied at 20 at the end of regulation, reaching 21 does not end the game.
  • Game play starts with the defensive team exchanging the ball with the offensive team behind the arc. This exchange is also used to restart the game from any dead ball situation. If a foul is committed that results in the non-fouling team retaining possession — i.e., a technical or "unsportsmanlike" foul (the latter essentially the same as the "flagrant foul" of North American rule sets) — the non-fouling team will receive the exchange.
  • A shot clock will not be used.
  • If the defense gains possession of the ball within the arc, by a steal, a block or a rebound, the team must move the ball behind the arc before being allowed to take a shot.
  • After a made goal or free throw (except for technical or unsportsmanlike fouls and team fouls 10 or more), play restarts with a player from the non-scoring team taking the ball directly under the basket and then dribbling or passing it to a point behind the arc. The defense is not allowed to play for the ball inside the block/charge semi-circle under the basket.
  • The only common feature between the substitution procedure in full-court and 3x3 is that it can occur only in a dead ball situation. In 3x3, a substitute can only enter from behind the end line opposite the basket, and the substitution becomes official once the player leaving the game has made physical contact with the substitute. Unlike the full-court game, no action from referees or table officials is required.
  • Each team is allowed one timeout (The officials may still stop the game in case of player injury or other dangerous situations, as in the standard FIBA rules).
  • Individual personal foul counts are not kept. In other words, players cannot be disqualified on the basis of personal fouls; however, a player who commits two unsportsmanlike fouls is disqualified.
  • Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc are awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc are awarded 2 free throws. However, team fouls 7, 8, and 9 are awarded two free throws, whilst team fouls 10 or more are awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.
  • Technical fouls (including unsportsmanlike fouls) result in two free throws plus possession of the ball.