Quick follow up on my previous post on the traveling as it’s called in the FIBA game. Here’s a video posted by Basketball Manitoba but published by FIBA for the development of officials.
The points of emphasis when making a determination are:
- If a player starts a dribble while moving, the pivot foot may not be lifted before the ball hits the ground.
- To shoot for a field goal, the pivot foot may be lifted but may not be returned to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s).
- If a player who has established a pivot foot moves the other foot and jumps, neither foot may be returned to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s).
- If a player while moving jumps off a pivot foot and lands on both feet neither foot may be lifted and returned back to the floor before the ball is released from their hand(s) for a pass or shot.
- One more technical element needs the attention of officials. When a dribbler meeting the opponent in front of him tries to pass the defensive player by turning, spinning and reversing around them the same principles of movement of feet must apply.
Watch the video to see the concepts visually…