Now, we would like to discuss ball handling
penalties. The first one that I will discuss is traveling; the basic traveling call. OK,
there’s many different ways to travel. Anytime you’re moving without dribbling the ball and
with the ball in your hand, is a travel. For example, running with the ball is a travel.
Anytime that you are moving and you have the ball, you should be dribbling it. So, if you’re
picking it up and taking more than two steps, it’s a travel. Palming the ball, as well,
is a travel. What palming the ball is this, holding it upright in the palm of your hand.
This is a travel because you’re holding the ball; it’s not a consistent dribble. Your
hands should always be on top, so this is a carry. Sliding across the floor, like if
you are going for a loose ball, you catch it and you’re sliding on the floor with it,
then that’s a travel. You can get called for that. So, there’s many different types of
penalties. If you are dribbling, you are going towards the goal and you take more than two
steps for a layup shot, that a travel. You should only take two steps, like we discussed
earlier. Anything more than that will be called a travel.