Referee BasketballViolations Signals. Walking or traveling. (not bouncing the ball while walking) Illegal or double dribble. Carrying or Palming the ball. Over and back (half-court violation) Five second violation. Ten seconds (taking more than 10 seconds to get the ball over half court) Kicking (intentionally kicking the ball)
Three Seconds – The official will indicate that a player has committed a three second violation by having three fingers raised, and the hand makes a swiping motion back and forth at the side. Five Seconds – In order to signal a five second violation the official will have five fingers raised with arm extended upward.
A violation, on the other hand, is an infraction of the rules of basketball that cause a team to lose possession of the ball. There are no free throws taken when a violation occurs. Basketball violations include such things as: double dribbling ; traveling ; over and back ; 3-seconds in the lane ; 10-seconds in the backcourt
To solve this problem, referees developed an extensive repertoire of hand signals to communicate calls for violations, fouls, timeouts, and more. These hand signals are largely universal across the sport and have been used by basketball referees for decades. Oftentimes, referees will blow the whistle to stop play and simultaneously communicate the call verbally while also using the corresponding hand signal.
Basketball: Referees Hand Signals 1. Referees Hand SignalsPrepared by: Fritzie B. Talidano MPE 2. • Violation- raise arm with open palm. • Foul- raise arm with clenched fist. 3. Blocking- signal foul, hands on hips 4. Charging-clenched fist 5. Double Foul- waving clenched fist 6. Holding-signal foul; grasp wrist 7.
The basketball official signals that a violation has occurred by blowing the whistle and holding one arm up in the air, with the palm open, followed by the sign for the specific violation. Travel Once a player establishes a pivot foot, he cannot lift that pivot foot and return it to the floor before releasing the ball on a pass or a shot.
Game clock signals STOP THE CLOCK . STOP THE CLOCK FOR FOUL . START THE CLOCK . 2. Open palm One clenched fist Chop with hand Scoring . 1 POINT 2 POINTS 3 POINTS 1 finger, 'flag' from wrist . 2 fingers, 'flag' from wrist . 3 fingers extended One arm: Attempt Both arms: Successful . 1 3 4 5 6 Page 56 of 86 OFFICIAL BASKETBALL RULES 2014 May 2014