Here, we’ll discuss some of the fouls and violations of basketball.
- Blocking is where there is illegal physical contact that prevents a player’s opponent’s drive to the basket.
- Carrying is where a player dribbles a ball with their hand too far under the ball.
- Charging is an offensive foul where one player pushes another player. The penalty for charging is for the ball to be given to the opposing team.
- Double dribbling is where a player dribbles with both hands on the ball simultaneously.
- A flagrant foul is violent contact between two players; examples include punching and kicking. This results in the free throws for the team of the player who was being delivered the foul.
- A held ball is where two or more players on opposing teams gain possession of the ball at the same exact time. In the event of a held ball, one of the referees will halt the game, award the ball to one of the teams based on a rotating basis, and then resume play
- A technical foul concerns the manners of the game rather than the physical aspect of it. Examples can include intense arguing between players, swearing, and obscene gestures. Technical fouls are unique in that they can be committed by the referees and not just by the players.
- Time restrictions refers to how one player has only five seconds to pass a ball when the passing the ball inbounds. If the player fails to do so, the ball is given to the other team. A player can also not hold a ball for more than five seconds when being closely guarded.
Traveling is where a player takes more than one step without dribbling the ball.