HOW TO QUALIFY
National federations are in charge of selecting national teams. But how do they qualify for the top national team competitions such as the FIBA 3×3 World Cup (Open, U23 and U18) and the Olympic Games?
Hosting the FIBA 3×3 World Cup is obviously the safest way to qualify. The other teams earn their ticket because:
they are the reigning champions or
they have won a Zone Cup on the previous year (or next best in the standings if the winners are hosts and/or World Cup reigning champs) or
they have qualified directly based on the FIBA 3×3 Federation Ranking or
they have qualified through the World Cup Qualifier.
This ranking is calculated by adding up the FIBA 3×3 Individual World Ranking points of the Top 50 nationals with a confirmed play.fiba3x3.com account.
As a result a national federation can boost its ranking as follows:
Maximise the individual points earned by their Top 50 national players by allowing them to play frequently in high-level FIBA 3×3 events, such as the FIBA 3×3 World Tour
Ensure the highest ranked players have a fully confirmed play.fiba3x3.com account
Participation in National Team competitions is only open to national federations which are e-learning certified with a minimum of 3 FIBA-endorsed events held in their territory in the last 12 months prior to the established cut-off date.
As for the eligibility of the players, they must have the appropriate age for youth competitions, a valid passport of the National Federation country since before 1st of January of the calendar year prior to the competition and must not have played for another National Federation in any other FIBA competition (unless accepted by FIBA at NF request). In other words, a player cannot represent ‘Nation A’ in a 5×5 competition and ‘Nation B’ in a 3×3 competition.
In case of qualification, National Federations must register the athletes directly on a digital platform called the FIBA 3×3 Backend.
FIBA 3X3 E-LEARNING PROGRAM
Launched in November 2014, this innovative education tool developed by the FIBA Academy with the FIBA 3×3 team is available to FIBA’s member National Federations and the community of FIBA 3×3 organizers worldwide to further improve their knowledge and to develop 3×3 as a whole.
It brings together the various components of 3×3 to explain the used nomenclature, the rules of the game, the competition structure, player rankings and the digital platforms required to organize, manage and participate in the fast-rising discipline.
A major incentive for the national federations is that being 3×3 e-learning certified at cut-off date is an eligibility criterion to participate in any FIBA 3×3 National Team competitions.
FIBA 3X3 BACKEND
The ‘backend’ is an online interface for National Federations which allows them to:
Have an overview of the 3×3 activity in their territory
See registered and eligible nationals with confirmed FIBA 3×3 accounts
Find out how they do in the 3×3 Federation Ranking
Learn what is their qualification status for national-team FIBA 3×3 Official Competitions
Register for these events
Additionally, they are emailed a summary report of the most updated status every month.
The access is limited to assigned people. Log in here.
Organizing FIBA 3×3-endorsed events has never been so easy. The best news is, anyone can join the ever-growing worldwide network of organizers now!
You will be automatically granted rights to organise FIBA 3×3 endorsed events by:
Create all events and validate all results in the Event Maker
Play by the global sets of FIBA 3×3 basketball official rules
Players’ profiles and events’ registrations on play.fiba3x3.com
The Event Maker and play.fiba3x3.com website are both completely FREE digital tools that will help you organise 3×3 events by managing your registrations, schedules and results entry among many other functionalities.
QUICK & EASY STEPS TO GET YOU STARTED:
Register now by creating your FIBA 3×3 profile
After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email in your inbox (check your Junk/Spam folder)
Click on the Confirm button to activate your account.
Go to Event Maker Web App and login using your recently created profile’s email and password.
Create your organisation/company/National Federation account.
You can now start creating your 3×3 events!
Note: The use of Event Maker is mandatory to become a FIBA 3×3 endorsed organiser, so that your events can be part of the 3×3 global competition network.
3X3 EVENT MAKER:
FIBA 3×3 is giving all 3×3 event organizers free tools to create, manage and promote their events. Whether you want to set up a small 3×3 event at your local school or host a World Tour or a 3×3 World Cup event, spreading the word has never been easier.
All events created with 3×3 Event Maker are published to the global platform for all 3×3 basketball – play.fiba3x3.com website
From paid registrations to scheduling and results entries, managing events with Event Maker is easy, fast and fun. You can set up multiple events, create tours, manage registered teams and enter results as they happen. Add staff to your organisation and grant them specific rights so they can help you have a successful event.
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