Have you ever struggled to play basketball?
Have you ever been made fun of for not knowing how to play?
Have you ever been the last pick everytime you try to play?
Well fear not Coach PJ is here to help you with your troubles.
- Traveling: Taking more than 'a step and a half' without dribbling the ball is traveling.
Moving your pivot foot once you've stopped dribbling is traveling.
Also when driving towards the basket for a finish you are allowed two steps after your dribble has stopped.
If you go above the two steps i.e. three steps it will be considered a travel.
- Palming: When a player dribbles the ball with his hand gripping the top of the ball.
- Carry: When the player had his/her hand under the ball during the dribble move.
- Double Dribble: Dribbling the ball with both hands on the ball at the same time or picking up the dribble and then dribbling again is a double dribble.
- Goaltending: If a defensive player interferes with a shot while it's on the way down toward the basket,
while it's on the way up toward the basket after having touched the backboard, or while it's in the cylinder above the rim, it's goaltending and the shot counts.
If committed by an offensive player, it's a violation and the ball is awarded to the opposing team for a throw-in.
- Backcourt violation: Once the offense has brought the ball across the mid-court line, they cannot go back across the line during possession.
If they do, the ball is awarded to the other team to pass inbounds.
- Shot Clock Violation: Offensive players have 24 seconds to take a shot and score.
If offensive side has possession for over 24 seconds the ball is now awarded to the defence.
- Fouls: examples are...
- When this occurs during the act of shooting the offensive player is awarded with either 1, 2, or 3 freethrows depending on the situation.
If it isnt during the act of shooting, the offensive players take out the ball and resume play.
Goal of the Game:
If you really dont know what you're doing well....
I GOT YOU!
The whole point of the game is to outscore your opponent.
How do you do that you ask?
Well its simple you must get the ball into your basket while being defended by the opposing team.
You must do this of course while still following the rules listed above.
Normal shots inside the three point line are worth two points.
It doesnt matter how far you are, as long as you are inside the three point line it is worth two points.
Outside of the three point line is worth an amazing three points.
I know I know, mind bobbling eh.
Finally, if you are fouled in the act of shooting you are awarded with x number of shots.
These shots are worth one point each at the free throw line.
That was a very brief runthrough of the basis of basketball.
To learn more I suggest you watch this video that explains the rules, goals, and so much more.
If you found that extremely informative, I'm glad you learned something new about the sport.
Here are some videos showing how you can become a better ball handler , shooter , and defender .
CONGRATULATIONS YOU NOW KNOW THE RULES AND THE POINT OF THE GAME! NOW GET OUT THERE AND START BALLING! *cue fireworks in the background*
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