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A Backcourt Violation (sometimes known as an 8-second backcourt violation or 10-second backcourt violation) occurs when the team with possession cannot advance the ball over the halfcourt line, into their opponent's half within a certain amount of time.


1. The offense is called for a backcourt violation after the point guard dribbles the ball off his foot and he grabs the ball after it goes into the backcourt.

Backcourt: The half of the court a team is defending. The opposite of the frontcourt. Also refers to a team's guards.

Backcourt: The backcourt refers to the area that is the opponent's part of the court. That is, the area including the midcourt line and everything back to endline including the opponent's basket.

Backcourt The half-court that is being defended; the defense's backcourt is the offence's forecourt.
Draw a foul To provoke a foul.
Dribble To bounce the ball on the floor; a player who stops dribbling and starts again has committed a double dribble.

~ and Frontcourt - The names for the half-court areas in which the two teams play defense and offense respectively. One team's frontcourt is the opposing team's ~.
Baseline - The out-of-bounds line at either end of the court under each basket.

~ - That half of the court that is the farthest from the offensive basket. Also, the position played by the guards.
Back Screen - A move by an offensive player away from the basket to set a screen for a teammate.

~:
The half of the court that is opposite a team's offensive basket; the court a team is attempting to defend.
Ball handler:
The player with the ball; usually the point guard at the start of a play.

~ - The half of the court that is the furthest from the offensive basket. It's also a generic name for the two guards on a given team.
Back-door cut - An offensive play where the player cuts behind the defender and toward the basket.

The ~ could refer to the point guard and the shooting guard combined. For example the two players starting in the back court for a certain team.

Diagram 3 - ~ Screen Play against a Full-Court Man-to-Man Pressure With All Five Offensive Players in the ~.
1 has the ball out-of-bounds. 4 and 5, near mid-court, fake to the ball and pull their men up-court.

~: the area from the midcourt line to the end line furthest from the offense's basket. ball handler: the player with the ball; usually the point guard at the start of a play.

ball hog A player who does not pass the ball backboard The rectangular platform behind the rim in which supports it ~ (1) The half of the court a team is defending. The opposite of the frontcourt. (2) A team's guards.

If an offensive team allows the ball to go behind the midcourt line and touches it before the opposing team touches it, it is called for a ~ violation and the opposing team is awarded the ball.

Note that in the ~ you have the 10 second rule in your favor, so traps there are good. Traps just past the halfcourt line are good, too, because the offense cannot retreat back across the halfcourt line. It like having an extra defensive player.

Full denial in the ~; invite long baseball pass. Make those uncomfortable handling (bigs) handle.
Seriously increase the tempo of the game. Increase opponent's turnovers
Allow entry pass in and allow ball reversals.

Section X-Ball in ~
a. A player shall not be the first to touch a ball which he or a teammate caused to go from frontcourt to ~ while his team was in control of the ball. EXCEPTION: Rule 8-Section III-e (EXCEPTION).
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Also, a team may cross the midcourt line to retreat into its ~. A personal foul is the result of hitting, pushing, or blocking another player. In youth basketball players are normally disqualified from the game if they receive five fouls. There are also many time violations.

~: the area of the court extending from half court to the baseline where the other team's basket is located. This area must be passed in order to score. Once crossed, a player must not reverse or cross back into this area, otherwise a violation is called.

You will get steals and turnovers in the ~ that you can quickly convert into easy lay-ups. It is simply a full-court man-to-man defense, so it flows easily into your half-court man-to-man defense. Simply, you pressure the ball handler, and the other players try to deny a pass to their man.

When facing a man-to-man press, you should clear the ~ and let your point guard bring the ball up one-on-one. That's obviously sound advice.

On a ball reversal in the ~ x4 will go back on to his man and force 4 to dribble. If he dribbles at 2 then x2 will come up and trap. x1 rotates up and to the middle of the court to take away 3's flash. x3 protects deep, and x5 looks to steal a pass to 2 if possible.

Notice that the trap has occurred in the ~. Let's look at how we would play this if the player who is trapped passes back to the trailer.
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On a pass back into the midlane, 1 and 2 reset in front of the ball. Remember that we MUST get the ball out of the middle! ...

I have used this in the ~,Midcourt,and Frontcourt areas on the Basketball court.It is a halfcourt trapping defense.
I`ll show how we use it at Midcourt.
I`ll use my small forward at the "chaser or point position " here.

A violation on which a team has brought the ball into the frontcourt and then lets it return to the ~. As soon as a player from that team touches it in the ~, the ball is dead and is awarded to the opposing team for a throw-in.
Over the Limit ...

Down Court or down the court - the direction a team on offense moves, from its ~ into its frontcourt and towards its own basket.
Draft - the method by which NBA teams annually select college or foreign players to their teams, designed to promote balanced competition in the NBA.

Frontcourt: A team's offensive half of the court. The opposite of the ~. Also refers to a team's center and forwards.
Full-court press: A man-to-man or zone defense in which the players guard the other team in the frontcourt. Also called a "press." ...

When a defensive player gains control of the ball in their ~ (i.e. their defensive end) that team must cause the ball to go into that players front court (i.e. over the half way line) within 8 seconds.

Mid-court line: The offense has 10 seconds to advance the ball past the mid-court line and, once past it, commits a ~ violation if it fails to keep the ball in the frontcourt.
Frontcourt: The half court area where the offense accumulates points.

Full-court press: Defensive tactic which consist in starting guarding the offense in the ~.
Game clock: Shows how much time remains in the game.

2. Run down the shot clock
By taking away long passes and forcing the offense to be deliberate with the ball and make smart passes and ball reversals, it's going to wipe a lot of time off the shot clock and potentially force a ~ violation.

Ten-second rule - when a team gains possession in their own half of the court (back court), the ball must be progressed to the opposing teams half of the court (front court) within ten seconds, otherwise a violation is called. A team also cannot move the ball backwards into their own ~ ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Court, Basket, Ball, Basketball, Shot?

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