Basketball-Study-Guide.pdf - Basketball Study Guide The Game Basketball is simply a game of keep-away with the additional challenge of trying to shoot

Basketball-Study-Guide.pdf - Basketball Study Guide The...

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Basketball Study Guide The Game Basketball is simply a game of keep-away with the additional challenge of trying to shoot the ball into the basket. The game starts with a jump ball usually between the two centersof both teams. The jump ball is taken from the center court circle. Players Each team will have five players on the floor at one time. There are usually two guards, two forwards and one center. Scoring A made basket is worth two points. A free throw is worth one point. A shot behind the three point arc is worth three points. After a successful made basket the ball is then taken out by the other team. Violations A violation is a minor rule infraction which does not involve personal contact with an opponent.When a violation occurs the ball is turned over to the opposing team. When a player is in-bounding the ball the player may not : Leave the spot where the referee gives you the ball. Take longer than five seconds to make and inbound throw Carry the ball on the court The most frequent violations called are:
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