An Introduction to 3x3 Basketball
Though 5x5 basketball remains king, the 3x3 game is seeing a significant surge in popularity and participation.
USA Basketball fields a 3x3 team. FIBA holds 3x3 world championships. What was once exclusive to pickup basketball is now becoming an organized and credible alternative to the traditional game. The game is also a great tool to master highly important basketball fundamentals; the biggest example may be the Hoop It Up 3x3 tour, which is back for another year of exciting basketball tournaments across the country.
iHoops Division, Hoop It Up
iHoops has partnered with Hoop It Up to present the iHoops Division to encourage young players (18U) to participate in the tournaments, embrace the 3x3 game and take advantage of the skills that 3x3 demands--like man-to-man defense, pick-and-rolls and driving to the basket.
The 2012 Hoop It Up 3x3 tour starts March 10th in Miami, Florida and will travel all over the country throughout the summer and into the fall. Players ages 6-18 can put together a team and take part in the iHoops Divisions. Winners of the iHoops Divisions will be featured on iHoops.com and participants at each event will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win an iHoops prize pack with gear from Spalding, Nike and adidas. Also, check out the iHoops Facebook page weekly starting in March for the opportunity to win FREE entry into the Hoop It Up tournament near you!
In the meantime, check out the iHoops 3x3 section to get great tips on how to put together a memorable performance in your next 3-on-3 game.
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