When Two Players Gain Control of Ball Simultaneously

When Two Players Gain Control of Ball Simultaneously


A. Jump Balls

-begin game, or overtime

-when two players gain control of ball simultaneously

-ball out of bounds and official unable to determine who caused it

-jumpers may tap ball twice but cannot catch it unless it first touches a non-jumper

-on a jump ball situation, throw in by alternating team

B.Out of Bounds

-after basket scored

-line violation

-ball out of bounds

-non shooting foul


-double dribble

-player 5 seconds to throw ball in; count starts when he steps out of bounds with ball, stops

when ball touches player on the floor

-line is out of bounds

-also if a player is not dribbling and is guarded closely for 5 seconds

-player out of bounds, jumps in air and catches ball before he lands on floor

C.3-Seconds in Key

-no player may stand in opponent’s key longer than 3 consecutive seconds when his team

has possession of the ball. Count stops on shot or when he leaves the key, even if only for

an instant.

D.Double Dribble

-dribble, catch ball two hands, or scoop ball with palm of hand under ball and then dribble


-dribble with two hands on ball simultaneously

E.Shooting Foul

-man fouled while in act of shooting; ie. body contact or his arm is hit

-if shot goes in, award 2 pints plus 1 foul shot

-if shot misses, award 2 foul shots

F.Non Shooting Fouls

1. Charging (player control) -offensive player, with or without ball, makes significant body

contact with defensive player who is standing in stationary position so that the contact

occurs within the plane of the defensive man’s shoulders to floor and ceiling - penalty – loss

of ball, throw-in, plus personal foul on player.

2. Blocking -significant contact is made by the defensive player on the offensive player

outside the plane of the defensive man’s shoulder.

3. Penalty -throw in for the non-offending team.

-personal foul on player.

G.Personal Fouls

If a player gets 5 personal fouls, he is eliminated from further play.


1. Player receiving the ball while standing may pivot, using either foot as the pivot foot.

2. A player receiving the ball with both feet on the ground may take one step, but must dribble

the ball before his back foot leaves the floor.

3. A player receiving a pass with only one foot on the floor, may place his other foot on the

floor, take one more, but must pass, shoot, dribble or stop before their second foot touches

the floor.

4. A player dribbling the ball and wishing to stop, may grab the ball with two hands, place his

foot on the floor and take one more step (1-1/2).


1. A ball entering the basket during play is worth 2 points.

2. A foul shot entering the basket is worth one point.

J.Centre Line

1. A team has 10 sec. to get the ball over ½ after a basket has been scored.

2. Once over ½, a team cannot dribble or pass the ball to the other side of ½.