Understanding the various Basketball Violations is an important part of the game for players, parents and coaches! Basketball is a game where the players are constantly moving, cutting, dribbling and handling the ball. They are constantly in contact with the basketball throughout the game or practice.
When players are asked to move and handle the ball, they are likely to commit basketball violations. It happens! All players, regardless of how good they are with the basketball, commit violations.
Basically, a violation is an infraction of the rules that doesn’t result in a free throw; however, the ball is turned over to the opposing team for a throw-in.
There are two types of violations that I will describe below: Ballhandling Violations and Time Violations. Understanding what these violations are, helps reduce the player’s chance of committing them!
For a more thorough description of the rules of basketball and the various violations, please visit the National Federation of State High School Associations Page.
Basketball Violations – Ballhandling Violations
The following is a list of the most common ballhandling violations committed by players while they have possession of the basketball.
Basketball Violations – Time Violations
Players must follow very specific time requirements throughout the game. This keeps the game moving at a good pace and prevents either team from having an unfair advantage.
I hope you found this information on the various Violations of Basketball to be helpful and informative. Learning and understanding the rules about each of these violations is an important part of developing a good knowledge of the game – for players, parents and coaches. The better you understand the game – the more you will be able to enjoy playing, watching and coaching it!