Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the International Shooter Federation’s “Frees and Threes” contests?

Stay tuned! We’re working on finalizing our schedule for Capital Region Frees and Threes 2018 and will provide various October dates for Shooters to reserve their Round 1 opportunity. Dates for FT Round 2 and 3-pt Round 2 are also anticipated for October. Round 3 and the Semi-finals are likely to take place on one date early November. The Finals are expected to be held at halftime of a high profile college or professional basketball game this coming December and that’s all to be determined at this time.

Where are the International Shooter Federation events held?

“Saratoga Frees and Threes” and “Saratoga Frees and Threes II”, were held at the Saratoga Springs Rec Center, 15 Vanderbilt Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY and we’re on our way back there for “Capital Region Frees and Threes 2018”. We’re attempting to make our Frees and Threes Contests available to all basketball shooters across the Capital Region of NY, followed by all of the United States in years to come. There’s much to be determined so stay tuned and please reach out to dan@internationalshooter.com with any questions.

The first Saratoga Frees and Threes Contest required Shooters acquire sponsorship; will future contests require Shooters to obtain sponsorship?

Yes, Shooters are encouraged to reach out to a sponsor to cover their entry fee(s). ISF will have a limited number of sponsor opportunities available to invited Shooters.

Who is eligible to compete?

Men and women 18 years or older who are not currently participating in high school or college athletics. We do not want anyone to risk their amateur status. We’re looking into middle school / high school divisions for future events but must be sure it’s done without jeopardizing eligibility. For 2018, the Open Division(18+) is the only division.

Are events open to men and women?

Absolutely. ISF will eventually include various divisions for Women and for Men, but the current Open Division is open to female and male Shooters 18 years or older.

How much are the entry fees?

Capital Region Frees and Threes 2018 Free Throw Contest entry fee: $500 (sponsored)
Capital Region Frees and Threes 2018 Three-point Contest entry fee: $500 (sponsored)

Why so expensive?

As of now, it’s the only way we can award the winners a payout they deserve. We’re limiting “Capital Region Frees and Threes 2018” to Fifty (50) FT Shooters and Fifty (50) 3-pt Shooters and encouraging participants to involve sponsors.

ISF will have a limited number of sponsor relationships to connect Shooters with so you should seek out relationships of your own. Sell yourself to a sponsor and convince them to support your opportunity to win.

Can Shooters outside the Capital Region of NY compete?

Yes, absolutely but we do not want to ask anyone to travel long distances given Shooters will need to compete on at least four different dates to win.

Round-1 date
Round-2 date
Round-3 and Semi-finals date
Finals date

What size ball do Shooters compete with?

ISF Shooters must shoot with a 29.5″ basketball approved by International Shooter Federation for competition.

What model basketball will Shooters be competing with in the Frees and Threes Contest on-site events?

ISF Shooters must shoot with the THE ROCK® MG-4000-PC-NF model 29.5″ for on-site events. Events via live video will allow for your choice of Four (4) different basketball models.

Can a Shooter bring their own ball?

We prefer participants do not bring their own ball to on-site events.  ISF will provide enough basketballs for competition and for practice. All Shooters must compete with the basketballs provided by ISF. However, for events via live video, all Shooters will be allowed to bring and compete with their own ball if it’s one of the models approved by ISF.

What line is used for the Three-point Contest?

We must use the lines available to us at the venue of choice.  The Saratoga Springs Rec Center offers the high school level three point distance. As ISF expands we will be working with additional venues offering further distances.

How is check-in handled?

We’re working on that.