2016 Beef Days: 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

The 1st Annual Basketball 3on3 tournament is a Solon Beef Days sanctioned event, run by the Lady Spartan Girls Basketball team.  Open to Girls and Boys in 7th/8th grades, and 9th-12th grades. Depending on the number of teams registered, the tournament is formatted in either a round robin or 8 team double-elimination bracket.  Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place in each division.

1pm: Girls/Boys 7th-8th divisions

3pm: Girls/Boys 9th-Adult

LOCATIONOld Middle School playground

REGISTRATION: Will take first 8 teams registered per division

  • Online Registration
  • Mail in this form with $30 to: Lisa Bishop, 520 S. Dubuque St.  Solon, IA 52333
  • Walk-up registration from 12-12:30pm on July 16th (First 8 teams registered in each division)


  • Capped at 8 teams per division
  • Teams consist of a maximum of 4 players with 3 playing on the court
  • Games will be 15 minutes each
    • Based on the weather, game times may be moved in the Middle School (decision to be be made the morning of the tournament)
    • All games to start simultaneously on schedule every 20 minutes.
  • Please bring a colored shirt consistent throughout your team as well as a white t-shirt (for home and away colors)
  • Small Concessions will be available for water, gatorade, homemade treats, and other snacks.


Beef Days 3 on 3 Rules:

  1. 1 point – inside arc, 1 point for shooting foul,  2 points – outside arc
  2. Coin toss or odd/even prior to each game will determine which team gets the first possession.
  3. 15 min. Running clock- One 30 second timeouts per game per team. Clock continues to run during timeouts.
  4. Player substitution is permitted during any dead ball situation
  5. Ball must be “CLEARED” to the three point line on all change of possessions (this includes turnovers, missed shots and shots that miss the rim completely). Only 1 foot has to touch the three point line to be considered “CLEARED” to score. A violation occurs only if a basket is made by the team failing to properly “CLEAR”, and will result in loss of point scored and possession to the other team.
  6. After a made basket or dead ball situation play begins by checking the ball from the defense at the top of the key. The player taking the ball in must pass to a teammate. The defensive player guarding the person checking the ball (“INBOUNDER”) must remain inside the three point line until the “INBOUNDER” has passed the ball.
  7. On a check, although the “INBOUNDER” cannot be pressured past the arc the other 2 defenders are not restricted.
  8. The “INBOUNDER” must pass but CANNOT dribble the ball. Traveling will be called on the “INBOUNDER” if such a violation occurs.
  9. Offense has 5 seconds to inbound the basketball after the check by defense.
  10. Jump ball ALWAYS goes to the defense.
  11. Overtime each team shoots 1 free throw until 1 makes and 1 misses – must continue to alternate and use ALL of your players for free throws. Coin toss or odd/even determines which team shoots first.
  12. If a foul is called while a player is attempting a shot and the basket is made then count the basket, plus award an extra point.
  13. Individual fouls will not be kept.
  14. A technical foul will result in 2 points plus possession of the ball
  15. The format of the tournament will be determined once all teams have entered. The format may vary by division, depending on the number of teams within a division.
  16. Teams must be at their court at the scheduled time. A three-minute forfeit time will be strictly enforced.