The first of the offensive basketball rules is, of course, determining what makes you and your team on offense. The answer to that is simple: once your team has possession of the basketball, then you and your team are on offense. Some common events happen that switch your team from defense to offense:
Offensive Fouls Charging. Charging is called when the offensive player runs over or creates illegal contact against a defender that has... Other Offensive Fouls. When the offense uses their non-dribbling hand to push away the defender, this is also an... Illegal Screens. Screens are used by ...
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Once the offensive team gets the ball over the mid-court line, it can no longer have possession of the ball in the area in back of the line. If it does, the defense is awarded the ball. The ball is moved down the court toward the basket by passing or dribbling. The team with the ball is called the offense.
The court is divided in two by the mid-court line, and around each basketball hoop is a smaller rectangular area, known as the key. At the end of the key looking towards the hoop is the free throw line. Free throws are awarded to a player after a foul, and players shoot at that line into the basket to earn a point.
1) The player must bounce, or dribble, the ball with one hand while moving both feet. If, at any time, both hands touch... 2) The basketball player can only take one turn at dribbling. In other words, once a player has stopped dribbling they... 3) The ball must stay in bounds. If the offensive team ...
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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. Time restrictions. A player passing the ball inbounds has five seconds to pass the ball.
Original rules The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with fist). A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made... The ball must be ...
Lay a hand on the rim and the ball is on the rim. Make contact with the net when the ball is on the ring. Lay a hand on the rim when the ball is in the downward path and the imaginary cylinder above the ring. As a result of offensive goaltending, the other team will gain possession of the ball.