Rules of Basketball


The objective of this game is for you, team to score more points than the opposing team. The team are made up of 15 players with 5 players on the basketball court at any one time. They consist of two forwards, two guards, and a center. The game start tip-off. Once someone has won possession of the ball, they have up to 24 seconds to shoot the ball towards the opponent basket these baskets are 10 feet above the ground on a court that’s generally about 9 feet long by 50 feet wide in the NBA and varies depending on where you play. To move the ball up the court you can either pass the ball to a teammate dribble the ball where you bounce the ball up and down repeatedly whistle in a motion to score points a player much should the ball into opponent’s basket. You get two points for any shots scored from inside of the arc. If a player scores from the outside arc this score three points any free throw that is awarded to your team score one point. Failure to shoot the ball within the 24-second result in a shot clock violation and the other team is awarded possession of the ball. The opposing team will try and take the ball of you by either blocking shot rebounding a missed short or by stealing the ball away from an opposing player so that they can score themselves.

Time duration

The game is played in 4 * 12 minutes quarter in NBA, 410 minutes quarter internationally, or 220 minutes halves in NCAA. The highest score at the end of time wins. There are no ties in basketball so if the scores are tied at the end of regulation, overtime will be played to determine the winner. Basketball is an easy game to understand there are a lot of things in basketball that you are not allowed to do such as there are generally two types of things you cannot do

Violations and Fouls

  • Violations
    • Shot clock violation
    • Three in the key
    • Double dribble
    • Traveling
    • 5/8 second violation
    • Palming
    • Goaltending
    • Kicking and charging
  • Fouls
    • Personal
    • Flagrant
    • Technical

Violations are generally called when you break on the rules. The main violation includes a shot clock violation. As earlier stated, your team has 24 seconds in which to shoot the ball. If you have not shot the ball within this time, a shot violation is called and the ball is awarded to the other team.
Double dribble:- in basketball, you are only allowed to dribble the ball and stop once. If a player then begins to dribble again, this is known as a double dribble and the ball is awarded the other team.
Traveling:- if a player takes too many steps without dribbling the ball, this is traveling, and the ball is awarded to the other team.
Three in the key:- A player cannot stay in the key, which is middle ( rectangle) section of the court, more than three seconds.
Charging:- A violation in which an attacking player runs into a stationary defender. Possession of the ball is then awarded to the defending team

Other violation:- five or eight second violation:- after a basket, the offensive team has 5 or 8 seconds to get the ball over the mid. Court palming:- A violation in which a player moves his hand under the ball and scopes it while dribbling.
Kicking :- If the ball that is a player below the knee cap the other team is awarded possession.

Goal trending:- A defensive player difference interfere with the short on the rim or on a downward path to the hoop the shot is assumed in and the offensive team receives the basket.
Basket interference: interfering with the basket rim during a shot.
Back-court violation:- Touching the ball in the backcourt after it has entered the frontcourt and was not lost touched by the other team.

Fouls:- fouls are the most complicated thing to understand in basketball




Personal fouls occurs when a player commits illegal contact against another player. Imagine two players an attacking player with the ball and a defending player without the ball. Now imagine to giant cylinders that surrounded them that extend from the floor to the ceiling neither of those player is allowed to encroach into The other cylindrical space. If an attacking player makes contact with a defender in his face then it’s called an offensive fall against the attacker if a defender makes contact with an attacker in his space then it’s called a defensive foul against the defender any foul in the act of shooting result in a free trophy is awarded to the attacking team. Two shots for fouls inside the arc and 3 shots for fouls outside the arc. If the short went in and the shooter was found the. This code account and they are awarded 1 extra shot.

Flagrant fouls : These are severe false that occur when a player has made violent contact against another player this always result in other team being awarded 2 free throws.


Technical fouls: It can be awarded for fighting on sportsmanship conduct for abuse from player and coaches against referee to technical false equivalent and automatic is action from the game.