Frequently Asked Questions

Why were the Saratoga, Syracuse and Westchester 3-PT contests cancelled?

We did not receive enough registrations to move forward with the local events. With future events, we will target larger cities.

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 in Saratoga Springs, NY. In 2020, we’re looking forward to taking the 2020 ISF 3-PT contests nationwide with multiple events in the largest cities throughout the United States of America. We’ll be targeting cities such as Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, etc.

Where/when are the 2019 three-point contests?

As of now, the previously scheduled ISF 2019 3-PT Contests have been cancelled.

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 2020, the Open Division(18+) is the only division anticipated.

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 many Shooters are we competing against?

The 2020 3-PT Contest events will have at maximum, (30) thirty Basketball Shooters and at minimum, (15) fifteen Shooters.

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 Basketball Shooters must shoot with the THE ROCK® MG-4000-PC-NF model 29.5″ for on-site events.

Any event via live video will allow for your choice of Four (4) different basketball models approved by ISF. Shooters must compete with one of the following models:

  • THE ROCK® MG-4000-PC-NF model 29.5″
  • SPALDING NBA Official Game Ball size 7, 29.5″
  • Wilson NCAA Official Game Ball size 29.5″
  • SPALDING TF-1000 Classic size 29.5″

Can a Basketball 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.

How many shots per round?

(25) twenty-five shot attempts.

What line is used for the Three-point Contest?

We must use the lines available to us at the venue of choice. For the 2020 3-PT Contest events, we’re committed to using the high school three-point line unless the high school line is not on the court at the venue.

What is the shooting format?

  • (25) twenty-five shot attempts.
  • 2-minute, 30-second clock
  • Shooters must take at least one shot attempt from five locations around the arc:  both corners, both wings and top of the key.
  • Shooters cannot make an attempt from the same location back-to-back.

How many balls can Shooters compete with?

No limit to number of balls in play but each basketball must be a ball approved by ISF.  For the on-site events, the only ball in play is to be THE ROCK® MG-4000-PC-NF model 29.5″.

How many rebounders/passers can Shooters have?

There are no rules as to number of rebounders or passers. For on-site events Shooters may bring their own rebounder / passer. If Shooter does not have a preference ISF will have a staff member or fellow competitor rebound and pass for the Shooter. Live video Shooters must provide their own rebounder / passer.

How is check-in handled at on-site events?

The first 15-minutes of each event is for warm-up. As Shooters are getting shots up, we’ll identify and register the competitors. Bring your government issued personal identification. Order of competition is to be selected at random.

How is the live video opportunity executed?

Have location approved by ISF. Schedule a date/time to go live with ISF. Tripod. Smart phone. Video must capture full view of arc. Additional details/instructions to be provided soon.

  1. Introduce yourself.
  2. Name sponsor(s).
  3. Show model of basketball(s) to camera.
  4. Take your practice shots.
  5. Give camera an indication you’re ready to compete.
  6. Time to shoot… 2-minutes, 30-seconds begin. Take your shot. Get hot. Get buckets!

Update: We’re likely to hold off on the live video opportunity until 2020.