3-on-3 Basketball Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. Information on how to purchase a membership can be found here. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team.
  2. Teams will participate with a maximum of three players on the court at once. There is no maximum amount of players that can be added to a team’s roster, however, three team members are required to complete registration.
  3. To play in that match, team captains may add players to the roster up until a match’s scheduled start time.
  4. Before play each night, all players must present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  5. Teams will play best 2-out-of-3 games, each to 11 points (by 1’s & 2’s), must win by two, with a cap of 15 points.
  6. Fouls will be called by the players. A defensive foul on a made basket shall result in the basket counting and the fouling team starting with the ball at the top of the key. A common foul or foul resulting in a missed shot shall result in the fouled team starting with the ball at the top of the key. There will be no free throws.
  7. After a made basket, the team that was on defense will start at the top of the key on offense. There is no make-it-take-it.
  8. Teams should note if/when they are scheduled to play multiple games in the same night.
  9. Any forfeit/no-show will result in a Forfeit Fine of $50.00. This fine is charged to the University Bill of the team captain.
  10. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. For details on the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, click here.
  11. Each competing organization is allowed only one team entry to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of teams that can register for an organization. The top finishing team for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Teams must designate their organization affiliations before the event begins.
  12. Interested in becoming an official? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  13. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on IMLeagues.com if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.