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About the rule: A backcourt violation occurs when the offense allows the
ball - which is in the frontcourt (past halfcourt line) - to go behind the midcourt line
and touches it in the backcourt after having completely crossed the mid-line and before
the opposing team touches it. This doesn't apply if the defense causes the ball to return
to the backcourt. A player's location is determined by where he last touched the floor.
Thus, if he jumps from the backcourt to the frontcourt and receives a pass from the
frontcourt while in the air, it's an immediate violation. When a backcourt violation
is called, the opposing team is awarded the ball.
Commentary: Backcourt violation occurs when the offensive team enters their own
frontcourt with all three points, the ball and both feet of the player in possession
of the ball, and return one of the points to the backcourt. So, if a teammate is
already in the frontcourt (both feet and the ball) and passes to a teammate who is not yet
legally in the
frontcourt, then that is a backcourt violation.
The Officials: The trail official is responsible for the centre line and therefore blows
his whistle once, gives the stop clock signal followed by the ball returned to backcourt signal
and the direction of play signal.
Remember: For a ball returned to the backcourt and violation to be
penalized by the
officials, all three (3) principles must have occurred:
1. A team must have been in control of the ball.
2. That team must have been the last to touch or be touched by the ball in the frontcourt.
3. The same team must also have been the first to touch or be touched
by the ball in the backcourt.
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