7 Basketball Rules Myths. 1. A defensive player must be stationary to take a charge. Reality: Once a defensive player has obtained a legal guarding position, the defensive ... 2. A dribble that bounces above the dribbler's head is an illegal dribble violation. Reality: There is no restriction as to ...
The traveling rule is one of the most misunderstood in basketball. One of the basic tenets is that a player cannot travel unless that player is holding a live ball. A bobble or fumble traveling violation. If you immediately identify the pivot foot when a player receives the ball, you’re well on your way to judging traveling correctly.
Despite common preconceptions, basketball is a contact sport. Put ten players in a confined area focused on securing one ball, and there will be contact. Fouls only occur when contact is combined with gaining unfair advantage; usually defined as meaning displacing or impeding an opponent. Opponents standing against each other have equal
Basketball Rule Myths. Reality: Once a defensive player has obtained a legal guarding position, the defensive player may always move to maintain that guarding position and ... Reality: There is no restriction as to how high a player may bounce the ball, provided the ball does not come to rest in the ...
Myth - Officials should set the tone early on what is going to be called. It is better to start tight and make the players play basketball then to try to get control when it is too late. Myth or Fact. 15. A 6’5” player reaches over a 5’6” player to grab a rebound without making contact. A “over-the-back” foul should be called.
Basketball Myths Myth #1: A defensive player must be stationary to take a charge. REALITY: Once a defensive player has obtained a legal guarding position, the defensive player may always move to maintain that guarding position and may even have one or both feet off the floor when contact occurs with the offensive player. Legal guarding position occurs when the defensive player has both feet on the floor and is facing the opponent.
A player of a team should not be permitted an advantage which is not intended by a rule. Neither should play be permitted to develop which may lead to placing a player at a disadvantage not intended by a rule. A player cannot touch the ball, ring, or net while the ball is on the ring or within the basket.