Travel Plays (VIDEO)

As most experts in the officiating world opine, The travel call is the call that is missed the most. Here are two plays and in the first is an example of teamwork by a crew. We don't want to miss the obvious call.


Article 5 of the traveling rule states:


A player holding the ball:

a. May not touch the floor with a knee or any other part of the body other than hand or foot.

b. After gaining control while on the floor and touching with other than hand or foot, may not attempt to get up or stand.

https://video.wixstatic.com/video/e4db72_f1b43bb105044836aed4bf90b459e585/720p/mp4/file.mp4


So by rule you cannot get up off of one knee, unless you start a dribble from that position.

This was correctly called by the Lead official, he did a great job coming and getting the play. Center should of had a whistle on the play.

Excellent teamwork to get the call right. Remember in the High School game we don't have the benefit of replay, so our "replay" are the other members of the crew.


https://video.wixstatic.com/video/e4db72_a386594f71ac49d0bd2e59f2cd3a39ee/720p/mp4/file.mp4

On the 2nd traveling play, same rule...while the player did stumble, his left heel maintained it's pivot status.


It looked bad but he didn't travel as he kept his established pivot foot intact, as he struggled to maintain his balance.


We sometimes call traveling because it looked "funny" or "bad", "funny and bad" do not always deserve air in the whistle.





50 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All

Hustle...Not Asking Too Much

Seven Kinds of Hustle By Referee - Hustle is defined in different ways by different sports officials, but many will point out that the physical — get from here to there as fast as possible — type of

We need to laugh sometimes!

https://video.wixstatic.com/video/e4db72_db8b836673ec4659b1781088a24cb011/720p/mp4/file.mp4

Your "Rookie" year as an official & beyond!

1You learn how to better express yourself so others understand exactly what you mean 2You’re going to get yelled at. 3You’re going to spend more than you think on the uniform 4YOU’RE GOING TO

Resources

Pages

© Ohio Valley Board of Approved Basketball Officials