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3x3 is vital in the development and growth of the sport of basketball in Ontario. 3x3 is gaining momentum worldwide with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and World Championships, and the possibility of 3x3 being included as an Olympic Sport in 2020.


3x3 Provincial House League Basketball Festival (U9-U12)

Ontario Basketball, in recognition of the important role that house league programming plays in the development of young athletes, is excited to announce a 3x3 Provincial House League Basketball Festival with regional qualifiers. This will be a FUN event allowing kids to improve their skills and to meet other youth participating in basketball across the province.


Open to all Ontario Basketball clubs and non-affiliated house league programs.


U9 (2008 and younger), U10 (2007), U11 (2006), and U12 (2005)
Teams can be comprised of all males, all females, or coed players. 

Stage 1: 3x3 Regional House League Basketball Festivals

Ontario Basketball has partnered with local basketball clubs to hold 3x3 Regional Basketball Festivals in the Central West, Central, North, Central East, and East regions. The top two teams for each age category from the regional festivals will qualify for the Provincial House League Basketball Festival on April 22 in Whitby.

Registration for regional qualifiers is through regional host club team contacts.

Central East Region: Durham

Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Alexander Public School (95 Church St. North, Ajax)
Cost: $150/team for 3 guaranteed games
HostDurham Crossover
Contacts: Abe Oligane (416-518-9987) and Leslie Ruiz (416-804-7973)

Results: Available here

Central Region: Markham

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: William Brezcy Public School (120 Carlton Rd, Unionville)
Cost: $150/team for 3 guaranteed games
Host: Markham Gators
Contact: Hansel Adu (416-951-3610)

Results: Available here.

East Region: Kemptville

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: North Grenville District High School (2605 Concession Rd, Kemptville)
Cost: $150/team for 3 guaranteed games
Host: Kemptville Warriors
Contact: Robert Matheson (613-258-6247)

Results: Available here.

Central West Region: Hamilton

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: Doors open at 9:00 a.m.; Games begin at 10:00 a.m.
LocationWestdale Secondary (700 Main St. W., Hamilton)
Cost: $150/team for 3 guaranteed games
Host: Hamilton Basketball Association
Contact: Dan Edwards (905-807-8693)

Results: Available here.

Wild Card Qualifier

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 2:30-6:00 p.m.
LocationLincoln Alexander Public School (95 Church St. North, Ajax)
Cost: $150/team for new teams; $100/team for teams that previously competed in a regional qualifier
Contact: Michael Cruz

Results: Available here.

Stage 2: 3x3 Provincial House League Basketball Festival

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Father Leo J. Austin C.S.S. (1020 Dryden Blvd., Whitby)
Cost: $25/participant ($100/team of 4)
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Game Rules

Team size: 4 players (3 on court, 1 substitute)
Court size: Half court, one basket
Game length: 10 minutes running time

All games will be officiated.

The events will follow a modified version of Canada Basketball's Mini-Basket [.pdf] rules, which are outlined below.

Rules [.pdf]

Scoresheet [.pdf]

Registration Forms

Provincial Registration Form [.pdf]

Regional Registration Form [.pdf]

Waiver Form [.pdf]


Michael Cruz, 3x3 Coordinator.




The 3x3 Canada Quest is open to adult males (18+).

Regional Finals

Regional Finals will be held in major cities across the country in May and June 2017 (complete list below).

Calgary, AB – May 12-13 (Basketball Alberta)
Shawinigan, QB – May 19-21 (Basketball Quebec)
Edmonton, AB – June 3-4 (Basketball Alberta)
Hamilton, ON – June 16-17 (McMaster University)
Vancouver, BC – TBD (Richmond Oval)
Halifax, NS – June 24-25 (Atlantic Sport and Entertainment)
Winnipeg, MB – June 24-25 (Winnipeg Minor Basketball)

National Championships

Winners of the Regional Finals advance to the National Championships on July 7-8 to be played inside the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton. All expenses will be paid for regional winners to attend the National Championships.

FIBA 3x3 World Tour

The top teams from the National Championship will qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour.





First Annual Shak’s World 3x3 Community Classic (Barrie)

Event features 3x3 tournament, skills competition, live music, food, local vendors and lots of fun!

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LocationCommunity Wholeness Centre (59 Maple Avenue), Barrie

Ages: 10–14 years old

Cost: $20 (includes jersey, food, 3x3 games, skills competition, and prizes)




Naismith 3x3 Basketball Tournament (Almonte)

The Naismith 3x3 Basketball Tournament is hosted annually in August by the Naismith Basketball Association in Almonte. The 2016 event took place on Saturday, August 6.

When 2017 information becomes available, it will be posted here.



3x3 Kumar Classic (Kitchener-Waterloo)

The Kumar Classic, a charity 3x3 basketball tournament, is hosted annually by the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Basketball Association in honour of one of their young players, Jay Kumar, who passed away in 2014.

Proceeds from the tournament support the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada and the Jay Kumar Memorial Scholarship.

The 2017 event took place on Saturday, June 17 at Conestoga College in Kitchener.



3x3: Mini-Basket

Mini-Basket is designed for school, community or club basketball players and programs. The philosophy of Mini-Basket is to allow children to play a game that is better suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) modifications. It aims to provide a rich and high quality experience for youth basketball players to help foster their passion as they grow with the sport. 

There are fewer rules that are gradually introduced as the player’s progress in their skill development and understanding of the game, keeping it developmentally appropriate. There are certain aspects to the game that are modified (i.e. ball size, court size, number of players, height of the hoop etc.) to maximize the development plan to its full potential. 

Mini-Basket is currently being delivered by the following organizations and all resources to run the programming are available on the OBA website – get started!:


Organization Name



Age Range

# of Athletes

Orangeville Hawks





Next Level Basketball





Clarington Basketball






If your school/program/club is running Mini-Basket, let us know! To have your organization listed on our website, e-mail the Community Team.

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