Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament?

Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament games will be on August 4-5, 2018.

How many players are allowed on a team?

Each team is allowed up to four registered players and must have a minimum of three.

What if one of our players gets injured or can’t play? Can we pick up a replacement player?

You can log back into your registration account anytime while registration is open to update or change player information. After the registration deadline on July 28th, player add/changes must be made via the Player Change Request Form and will incur a $20 fee. Teams may submit player change requests up until 6pm on Friday, August 3. After this time, rosters will be locked and you may no longer add or replace players. Keep this in mind if you only have three players on your roster, as a serious injury to one of your players could leave you with only two players, disqualifying your team from the tournament.

Player change requests will only be accepted if they do not affect the team’s placement in a bracket. In other words, a player being added to a team after the registration deadline must be of the same age, height, and experience level as the player being replaced. Tournament officials have the right to reject any player change requests made after the registration deadline. You will be notified if your player change request has been denied.

How many games will we play?

All teams will have at least three scheduled games. Your team may play more games based on pool size and playoff qualification.

How do we find out when and where our games are?

We anticipate having the tournament schedule published in August 2018.

Will my team have games on different courts?

No. Unless specifically directed to move to a different court by Tournament officials, your team will play all games on the same court.

How can add/change a player after registration is closed?

Need to make a change to your roster? Use the Player Change Request Form to replace or add a player. There is a $20 fee for all player change requests and the change will only be accepted if it does not impact the competitive profile of your team. The final deadline to submit any player changes is 6pm, Friday 8/3 and no player changes can be made after that time.

I completed the registration payment process. How do I know for sure that my team is in the tournament?

An email will be sent out to the team organizer immediately upon completing the registration process. If you complete the payment process and do not receive a receipt email, please check your Junk email folder. If you do not see it, please email us at [email protected] and let us know.

I went through the online registration process, but was not able to complete the payment step at the end. Is my team registered?

No. In order for the registration to be submitted and processed, the payment step must be completed successfully. Upon successful completion of the payment, a receipt will be sent to the email address provided. This receipt is your team’s confirmation of registration.

Do all team members have to be the same age?

No. You can build your team however you like. Keep in mind, however, that it may not be possible to bracket teams with very diverse player characteristics against other teams of similar makeup. Teams are required to register for the division matching the age of their oldest player. For example, a team with three 19 year olds and a 20 year old will register in the Adult Division.

I am a different age now than I will be in August. Which division should I register for?

Team divisions are based on the age players will be on the first day of game play. Register for your division based on the age you will be on August 4.

Can I play on more than one team?

While we do allow individuals to play on more than one team, we cannot control game schedules to guard against scheduling conflicts. Individuals playing on multiple teams could have multiple games scheduled at the same time.

Can we enter a co-ed team with only one member of the opposite sex?

Yes. Keep in mind, however, that co-ed teams must have members of the opposite sex on the court at all times. Therefore, on a team with three males and one female, the female would have to play the entire time at each game with no rest. If this female would become injured or otherwise unable to play, then the entire team would be disqualified. 

If specific co-ed teams cannot be fairly placed into pure co-ed brackets, we will place these teams in the most appropriate all-male brackets. Co-ed teams placed in male brackets will not be required to have players of both sexes on the court at all times.

Do youth teams play on a shorter hoop?

No, all ages will play on a full 10’ hoop.

Can we get a sponsor for our team?

While some teams elect to recruit team sponsors to help cover the cost of registration, this is solely the responsibility of the team, as Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament does not recruit or provide individual team sponsors. You or your business can receive a complimentary team entry by becoming a tournament sponsor.

Do the winners get awards?

The players on the Champion and Runner-Up teams in each bracket will each receive an award T-shirt and a medal. 

Winners from the Elite Teams each win a $500 American Express gift card, $250 gift card to Nike and entry into the USA Basketball National 3x3 Tournament in Spring of 2019.

How much is team registration?

2018 Team Registration and Deadlines



Early Bird

(Now thru May 9)


(May 10-July 11)


(July 12-July 28)

Youth (ages 8-12) $160 $180 $190
Teen (ages 13-19) $160 $180 $190
Adult (ages 20+) $180 $200 $210
Adult Elite (ages 18+) $220 $240 $250
Wheelchair (all ages) $0 $0 $0
Special Olympics (all ages) $0 $0 $0
Registration fees are non-refundable. Early Bird pricing is active through May 9 at 11:59pm, Regular pricing is active May 10 - July 11 at 11:59pm, and Late pricing is active July 12 - July 28 at 11:59pm.


Are there prizes for winners?

Winners from the Elite Teams each win a $500 American Express gift card, $250 gift card to Nike and entry into the USA Basketball National 3x3 Tournament in Spring of 2019.

Can spectators (friends, family and fans) come to the tournament?

Yes, the event is free for spectators. Friends and familiy are encouraged to come out and support. We suggest bringing chairs to watch tournament games. L.A. LIVE also has a variety of dining options on-site. For a list of restaurants please click here.

Where should I park for the tournament?

We recommend using the West Garage (Lot W, Gate B, Enter on Chick Hearn Court) for events lasting 3 1/2 hours or more. There is a flat rate of $30 payable upon entrance. Check out our Event Parking Guide

How can I volunteer?

We are not accepting volunteers for 2018. 


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