a width of 50 feet. Baseline and Endline are interchangeable terms depending upon which team has ball position. Baseline is used for the offensive end of the court. Endline is used for the back court or defensive end of the court. Mid Court Line The mid court line divides the court in half. Offensively, once the ball
Basketball Glossary & Basketball Terms Air Ball- when a shot is taken and it hits neither the backboard nor the rim. Alive - a ball is alive when it is released by a shooter or thrower, or legally tapped by a jumper during a jump ball; the game clock starts only when the ball becomes alive; compare with live.
BASKETBALL History Basketball was invented during the school year of 1891-92 at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. James A. Naismith conceived the idea of attaching peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym on the track that encircled the playing floor. This is where the height of 10 feet for the basket was arrived at.
250+ Basketball Terms You Must Know. -- 1, 2, 3 --. 1-2-1-1 Press - A true full-court press with many possible variations. The goal of the press is to trap the basketball immediately after it has been inbounded into play. This allows the defense a lot of time to recover if the offensive team is able to break the press.
Basketball Terminology - Maryborough Basketball. A. Air ball: A shot that misses the rim or backboard. Alive: Offensive player who has the ball and has not dribbled. Alternating Possession Rule: The possession arrow changes direction after each subsequent jump ball or held ball situation, alternating which team gets possession for the throw-in. The first possession after a held ball goes to the team who lost the opening jump ball to begin the game.
Basketball Glossary. Air Ball: The ball misses the hoop and backboard entirely. Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up a score.
Basketball Terminology M. Make it, Take it – During pick-up games, when a player or team scores they get possession of the ball again. Basketball Terminology N. Nothing but net – When a player shoots a ball that drops straight through the basket without hitting anything but the net. It's another way of saying, "swish." Basketball Terminology O
Vocabulary and Definitions in Basketball. AIR BALL: This is an unblocked shot that does not touch the board or the hoop. The shot clock does not get reset once this shot is played, unlike a normal shot. AIR PASS: A direct pass to a receiver that does not touch the ground.
B. Backboard: The rectangular piece of wood or fiberglass the rim is attached to. Backdoor: An offensive action in which a player without the ball cuts behind a defender and toward the basket. Bank Shot: When a player shoots the ball and it bounces off the backboard and into the hoop.