Boxing Out- a player's attempt to position his body between his opponents and the basket to get rebounds and prevent the opponent from doing so.
Charging- an offensive foul which occurs when an offensive player runs into a defender who has established position.
Lay-up- a shot after driving to the basket by leaping under the basket and using one hand to drop the ball directly into the basket or to bank the ball off the backboard into the basket.
Man-to-Man Defense- a defensive style used in the NBA, where a defensive is responsible for guarding one opponent.
Overtime- the extra period(s) played after a regulation game is tied.
Rebound- when a player grabs a ball that is off the rim or backboard after a shot attempt.
Dribble- when a player repeatedly pushes, pats, taps or bats the ball toward the floor with one hand to cause the ball to bounce back up to either of his hands; used to advance the ball or keep control of it.
Traveling- a floor violation when the ball handler takes too many steps without dribbling; also called walking. (you get 1 and a half step)
Throw In- the method by which a team with possession inbounds the ball. (they stand in the center circle)
Shooter- a player who takes a shot at the basket.
Regulation Game- four 12- minute quarters in the NBA or two 20- minute halves in college; a game that ends without overtime periods.
Defense- when the opposing team has the ball.
Offense- when opposing team doesn't have the ball.
Double Dribbling- when you dribble the ball and then you pick it up and dribble it again.
Over the back- this is when you go for a rebound and you reach over the top of the person in front of you.
Hacking- hacking is when you chop at your opponent and hack them on the arm or some place else.
Lane Violation- is when the offensive team stays inside of their lane for more than 3 or 5 seconds depending on the level of the skill.
Five Foul Rule- this rule is so that you can only be aloud five fouls in a game.
Over and Back- is when you come onto your side of the court and then cross back over to the other side.
Shot clock- this means in more aggressive ball that you have to get at least one shot off within the time they give you on the shot clock.
Free- throw Violation-
is when anyone standing ready to rebound moves
away from or across the line. If this happens the shooter is given another shot.
Go to picture page to see different moves in basketball.