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Basketball Penalties and Their Signals : Signaling Traveling in Basketball

Basketball Penalties and Their Signals : Signaling Traveling in Basketball


DAVE TYLER: Okay. Traveling is one of the
most frequent violations that you see in a basketball game. The dribbler has to establish
both feet in bounds and he is allowed one pivot foot. Often in basketball, the dribbler
will have the ball and move both feet simultaneous which would then indicate a travel or he may
drag his pivot foot or she may drag their pivot foot. There’s a lot different variations.
The mechanic for traveling would be again simply a whistle blow. The whistle would stop
the clock, hands would rotate and point to the way the ball would go. It’s just simply
side, sideline, out. Okay, we’re going to look at an example of traveling. First, we’re
going to look at a proper dribble and then a stop. Stop at the dribble, pivot and then
pivot with another foot. There we go. We got two pivot feet and that would be traveling.
That’s one variation. Another one would be to run for the ball where our dribbler would
catch the ball and then run and keep feet moving. That would be another example of travelling.
Third one would be: If he catches the ball while he is running and continues to run without
dribbling it. There we have a travel as well. So traveling is a call that you will make
frequently in a basketball game as an official.

14 thoughts on “Basketball Penalties and Their Signals : Signaling Traveling in Basketball”

  1. you cant shoot when you get a pass and then you make withou a dribble 2 steps..you can only one step or jump instantly where the ball was passed to you..

    You can dribble in 2steps only if you starting WITH a DRIBLE!!
    In basketball you cant change position WITHOUT dribbling .. so you get the pass and you whant to go for a laying or a figer roll and you are further from the basket you have to /in case you dont whant to jump shot/ dribble first when you feet change positions!

  2. how about you use a weird jumper wherein once you hold the ball with both hands, then you move one leg, then you use the leg you move to start the jumper and the other foot will go with the jumper resulting in a one legged shot. is that a travel?

  3. MAJOR FAIL!!!
    This is not a traveling signal. this is a FOUL signal.
    instead of punching in the air, he should have raised his hand during the whistle. the rotating hands are correct.

  4. Wrong!  An open hand should be used to stop the clock if a violation has occurred (which travelling is).  A closed fist is for a foul.   Back to foot locker with you sir. 

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