Floor Violation Basketball

Last Updated on: 19th September 2023, 12:35 am

In basketball, a floor violation occurs when a player commits a violation by stepping out of bounds or violating the court rules. There are several types of floor violations in basketball, including:

  1. Stepping out of bounds: If a player steps on or over the sideline or baseline, they are considered out of bounds and a floor violation is called.
  2. Backcourt violation: If a team brings the ball into the backcourt after it has crossed the half-court line, they are committing a backcourt violation.
  3. Three-second violation: If an offensive player remains in the key for over three seconds, they commits a three-second violation.
  4. Five-second violation: If an offensive player holds the ball for more than five seconds without dribbling, passing, or shooting, they commits a five-second violation.
  5. Traveling violation: If a player takes more than two steps without dribbling the ball, they are committing a traveling violation.

The opposing team is awarded possession of the ball when a floor violation occurs. Players need to be aware of the boundaries of the court and the rules of the game to avoid committing floor violations.