Washington State Senior Games


Saturday, July 21, 2018
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Olympia High School
1302 North St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Nick Schmidt
  • 3-on-3 Half Court
  • Free Throw
  • Hot Shot
Sport Fee:
  • $140 per 3-on-3 team
    (Includes Hot Shot and Free Throw for team participants)
  • Free Throw and Hot Shot are $10 per event
Registration Rules:
  • 3-on-3
    • Teams must be all of one gender.
    • There are no residency requirements for team members unless the team intends to qualify for National Senior Games competition.  National rules limit teams to a maximum of one out-of-state player, except that teams in the 70+ and 75+ age divisions may have three out-of-state players on their rosters.
    • Team rosters shall be limited to 10 persons.
    • Athletes may compete with only one team per sport.
    • Age division of team is determined by the age of the youngest player.
    • Rosters must be submitted by July 16, 2018.
    • 3-on-3 teams please note: Tournament play will begin at 9 am, with 8-9 am available for warm-ups; however priority on the court will be given to those participating in the hot-shot and free-throw contests.
  • Free Throw and Hot Shot
    • Will take place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
    • Dependent on 3 on 3 registrations, other times may become available
  • 3-on-3
    • Modified NCAA/NSGA rules will govern play.
    • If numbers are conducive, teams will be divided into pools within their age divisions. Within each pool, a single round robin will be played. At the end of the round robin, winners will advance to a single elimination tournament in their age group. The sport commissioner reserves the right to alter the format based on the number of teams.
    • Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games.
    • Officials do not put the ball in play except at the start of each half.
    • Three-point shots are allowed.
    • Two timeouts are permitted per team per half.
    • A player is disqualified on his/her sixth foul. Technical fouls will be assessed according to NCAA rules.
  • Free Throw
    • Each contestant will shoot 25 free throws and will earn 1 point for each basket made.
    • At the start of each competition, participants are allowed 2 practice shots. If one of those shots is made, the participant has the option of starting with that shot.
  • Hot Shot
    • Each contestant will be allowed two, 1-minute rounds to make as many baskets as possible from any of the 5 designated spots.
    • Competition will start under the basket in a lay-up position.
    • Each basket is worth 1 to 5 points, depending on the position from which it was taken.
    • The five positions are:
      • top of the key (5 points)
      • free throw line (4 points)
      • 12-ft shot off key on left (3 points)
      • 7-ft shot up the key on right (2 points)
      • lay-up (1 point)
    • Consecutive shots are allowed from any position except the lay-up position.
    • A 15-point bonus will be awarded if a shooter attempts a shot from each one of the designated spots during a round. This bonus is awarded only once per 1-minute round.
    • The best single-round score will determine the final score.
    • Contestants must rebound their own shots.
  • Awards for all Basketball events will be handed out at the end of the day - so if you believe you are in contention for a medal for an individual event, plan on picking the medal up at 3 pm. If you believe you've medaled in a team event, medals will only be given to team captains.
  • Men use a standard NBA size ball (i.e. the circumference of the ball is within a maximum of 30 inches and a minimum of 29.5 inches).
  • Women use a standard WNBA size ball (i.e. the circumference of the ball is within a maximum of 29 inches and a minimum of 28.5 inches).