Three on Three Half Court

1. All first-, second- and third-place teams at a NSGA state qualifying games will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games.

2. Each NSGA state qualifying games may qualify all basketball teams that compete in the 80+ and 85+ age divisions. Competition must take place in accordance with Rule H in order for teams to be qualified.

1. Teams must be of all one gender.

2. Team rosters shall be limited to ten persons, including non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel. Teams are no longer limited to the number of out-of-state players on their rosters; however roster changes shall be allowed only as permitted under Rule F. It is the captain’s responsibility to declare team residency subject to NSGA approval, at the time of registration.

3. All registration and team rules apply to non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel.

4. At the National Senior Games, athletes may compete on up to two teams per sport, providing that the teams are in different age divisions that are scheduled to play in completely separate sessions.

5. Age divisions for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team member as of December 31, 2025.

  1. Tournament format will include preliminary round robin pool play leading to an elimination bracket championship final. A championship final flight system, a maximum of three skill divisions based on number of teams in each division and pool play results, will be utilized. The following divisions will be used: Division I (highest level), Division II and Division III. The number of divisions will be determined by the number of teams within each age division. The final playoff format will be determined at the discretion of the NSGA.
    1. In situations where a second championship game is needed to determine an overall winner (i.e. team from bottom bracket beats a team from an upper bracket in a championship game). The second championship game will only be one half that will be played in accordance the standard “second half” game play. The length of this “one half” of play will be 15 minutes for teams in all age groups.
  2. First through eighth place awards will be presented in each skill age division.
  3. Every effort will be made to provide teams a minimum of five games.
  4. The NSGA and LOC reserve the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions, or other circumstance.
  5. Ties for seeding will be broken in the following manner:
    1. Overall record
    2. Head-to-Head competition
    3. Point differential against common opponents - a maximum of 21 points will be awarded towards point differential, regardless of final score
    4. Point differential against all opponents
    5. Least points allowed (total points allowed against all opponents)
    6. Coin Toss
  6. Forfeits shall be scored 21-0.
  7. Default during competition Rule Q will be strictly enforced.
  8. Home and Visitor teams will be determined by the order teams are listed in the schedule. The first team listed will be the home team and the second team listed will be the visiting team. (Top team on bracket – Home, bottom team on bracket – Away.)



Sport Rules

1. For a full listing of the NSGA rules for basketball, please click on the “Rules” button at the top of this page. Additionally, this tournament will be conducted in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:

2025 National Senior Games - July 24 - August 4, 2025 407 Days 6 Hours 50 Minutes 37 Seconds