When a player holds the ball, they must observe the following rules: A single player must dribble the ball with one hand while using both feet. If the player's hands ever contact the ball or he or she stops dribbling, the player must only move one foot. 3 The ball must remain in play. That means it can't be thrown out of bounds or off the court.
When players are entitled to a free throw, they are allowed two foul shots instead. If a player gets three fouls, then the referee will call a technical foul and award the other team a free throw. In case of a four-minute violation, the coach may take the ball out of bounds at any time or use a jump shot if there is no penalty box close by. Otherwise, the game would continue for another minute with the same players on the court.
A player is considered "out" when they leave the playing area by themselves or when a referee calls "time." Once a player is "out," another player may not enter the court until the last player who was active enters again.
If a player touches the ball outside the playing area but inside the boundary lines, it is a loose ball. The player with possession of the ball can shoot or pass as long as they don't go out of bounds. Otherwise, they have committed an illegal touch and the opposing player has a chance to shoot or rebound the ball.
A single player must dribble the ball with one hand while using both feet. The stationary foot is referred to as the pivot foot. 2 The basketball player can only take one dribble turn. After taking one dribble turn, the player must wait for the ball to be passed back before taking another dribble.
There are two ways to score in basketball: by shooting free throws or by throwing the ball into the basket (dunking). At a college level, men's basketball players usually shoot about 80% of their free throws; women's basketball players, around 70%. In professional basketball, the percentage is raised to nearly 90% for both men and women.
Shooting fouls happen when you shoot the ball outside the arc or inside the arc but beyond the line where it would have gone in if it had been thrown in. These shots cannot be scored on. They are dead balls. Shooting fouls also occur anytime a player shoots from behind the arc without having received the ball first. This is called a flagrant 1 violation and results in a penalty shot for men and a 3-point play for women.
A player can also shoot from outside the arc but within the line where it would have gone in if it had been thrown in if they hold the ball with two hands above their head.
While dribbling, a player must always keep his or her hand on the top of the basketball. Touching the bottom of the ball while still dribbling is considered "carrying the ball," and the ball is delivered to the other team. After dribbling and stopping with the ball, a player may only take one turn. If a player takes two turns in a row without shooting, they go into double-double status.
A player is allowed to use one hand for defense and the other for dribbling. However, if the player is closed in by opponents and has no room to move their arm, they can use their whole body to defend by twisting, turning, and jumping. This is called "dribbling with your whole body."
Players should never hold the ball tight against their bodies. This is called "body-checking" and is not allowed. The reason for this is that if a opponent can get close enough to body-check you, then you would want to be able to continue moving after being hit so you can escape or attack another opponent.
If a player loses control of the ball for some reason (such as getting pushed or pulled) they can attempt to regain it by either shooting or passing. A player who has lost control of the ball but does not shoot or pass immediately is said to be "dead-ball time." At the end of dead-ball time, any player who has the ball can score or pass.
This is still a valid rule. 3. A player is not permitted to run with the ball. The player must toss it from the same location where he collects it, with tolerance for a man running at full speed. Players can dribble the ball with one hand while running or passing, but they cannot sprint with the ball while catching a pass. 4. A player who runs with the ball may be called for a foul if another player signals that the runner is out of bounds.
There are no specific rules about running with the ball other than what was mentioned in question 1. Running with the ball is useful for getting up and down the court, taking shots, and performing other actions that might be difficult otherwise. It's also worth mentioning that you cannot run with the ball out of control - this would be like trying to shoot while running away from the basket!
Overall, running with the ball is a valuable skill for players of all ages and abilities. It's something that professional athletes do regularly in practice games and tournaments. There are no restrictions on how far you can run with the ball, so use good judgment when deciding when to run and when not to.
All 13 regulations from Naismith's "Rules of Basketball" are shown here. With one or both hands, the ball may be tossed in any direction. The ball can be batted in any direction with either one or both hands, but never with the fist. A player is not permitted to run with the ball. He or she must hold it with at least two hands. However, a player who has the ball hit the floor may take up to three rapid steps before throwing out his or her hand to catch it.
The ball may be dribbled forward or backward; left or right. A player cannot pull back on the ball or shoot while carrying it. But if a player throws the ball away, he or she can pick it up anywhere within five yards of the spot where it was last held.
A player is entitled to use all parts of his body except his arms when shooting or passing. If he uses his arms for anything other than defense or protection of the ball, he risks being called for a foul.
Also, players are prohibited from talking with their opponents during games, otherwise known as "chest pounding."
Finally, players are told to keep their feet inside the boundaries of the court during play. If they step over the line, they lose possession of the ball and are awarded a free shot at the other end.