Think basketball is a fast game? You haven’t seen anything like this!
What is Fast 4?
Fast 4 is a unique concept combining the best of traditional 5v5 with elements of streetball and 3on3. Played on a full court with 4 players instead of five, Fast 4 is designed to open the court to an even faster pace than traditional 5v5 – providing more incentive for an action packed game of dribble drive / basket attack style of play.
Who Can Play?
The 2018 tournament is open to Boys and Girls across U12, U14, U16, U18 and U23 age groups. Players from existing domestic teams at HBA, or any other association, are welcome to participate. Players can form their own teams mixed up from existing domestic clubs &/or friends.
At its core, Fast 4 is like a traditional game of 5on5, with a few tweaks and modifications to ensure the action doesn’t stop. Here are a few of the modified rules compared to traditional 5on5:
1. Only 4 players on the court per team
2. ‘AFL’ style interchange / substitution
3. Two x 12min halves
4. No timeouts
5. No personal fouls
6. Three pointers only count in final 2mins of each half
7. Automatic ‘And 1’ on shooting fouls
8. Power play (4v3) for unsportsmanlike fouls
9. Jump Ball (remember those!?)
Date – Saturday 3rd November
Venue – Boroondara Sports Complex (BSC)
Times – 12:00-6:00pm (dependent on overall entries)
Cost – $275 per team (all inclusive – no door entry or match fees)
Structure – 4 games minimum per team