Contents

- 1 What is a pivot foot in basketball?
- 2 Can you rotate your pivot foot in basketball?
- 3 Can you take 2 steps after a pivot?
- 4 Is dragging your foot a travel?
- 5 Which foot should be your pivot foot?
- 6 Is 3 steps a travel?
- 7 Can you catch your own airball?
- 8 Can you lift up your pivot foot?
- 9 Can you step back without dribbling?
- 10 What’s the 3 second rule in basketball?
- 11 Can you pivot after a jump stop?
- 12 Can I take 2 steps without dribbling?
- 13 Is dribbling the ball high a carry?
- 14 What’s the difference between a walk and a travel?
- 15 Can you jump while dribbling?

## What is a pivot foot in basketball?

A **pivot** is the legal movement in which a player who is holding a live ball on the playing court steps once or more than once in any direction with the same **foot**, while the other **foot**, called the **pivot foot**, is kept at its point of contact with the floor. 25.2.

## Can you rotate your pivot foot in basketball?

**Basketball Pivoting** Rules

**You can rotate** around **your pivot foot**. **You can** not lift **your pivot foot** off the floor until **you** shoot, pass, or begin dribbling the ball. **You can** not change **your pivot foot** once it is established.

## Can you take 2 steps after a pivot?

A player who receives the ball while he is progressing or upon completion of a dribble, may **take** two **steps** in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball. In this situation, the player may not **pivot** with either foot and **if one** or both feet leave the floor the ball must be released before either returns to the floor.

## Is dragging your foot a travel?

You move the **foot** when you are not allowed to, it’s a **travel**. Check out the beginning of the definition: **Traveling** is moving a **foot** or **feet** in any direction in excess of prescribed limits while holding the ball. You move the **foot** when you are not allowed to, it’s a **travel**.

## Which foot should be your pivot foot?

Coaches vary on this, but we teach our perimeter players that if they are right-handed, the left **foot should** be the **pivot foot**, and lefties **should** use the right **foot** as the **pivot foot**. We believe this is simple and the most natural, athletic way for most players.

## Is 3 steps a travel?

Taking more than two **steps** with control of the ball is considered a **travel**, so in this case, **three steps** is a **travel**. Oftentimes a player will catch the ball while taking a **step** but not have full control of it and then take two more **steps** for a layup or dunk, this is legal.

## Can you catch your own airball?

1. “**You can**‘t rebound **your own airball**!” Yes, **you can**. It doesn’t matter whether **your** shot hits the rim, the backboard, or just air molecules — as long as **its** an intentional shot, **you can** be the first person to touch it on a rebound.

## Can you lift up your pivot foot?

According to the rules, **you can lift your pivot foot** as long as **you** pass or shoot the ball before **you** put **your pivot foot** down again. **You** don’t need to jump off both **feet**. If a player, with the ball in **his** possession, raises **his pivot foot** off the floor, he must pass or shoot before **his pivot foot** returns to the floor.

## Can you step back without dribbling?

b. A player who receives the ball while he is progressing or upon completion of a **dribble**, may take two **steps** in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball. A player who receives the ball while he is progressing must release the ball to start his **dribble** before his second **step**.

## What’s the 3 second rule in basketball?

The O3 rule states that an offensive **player** cannot be in the lane for more than three seconds while his team has control of the ball.

## Can you pivot after a jump stop?

When receiving a pass with a **jump**–**stop**, **you can pivot after** the **jump**–**stop** and either foot **can** become the **pivot** foot. But **after** landing the **jump**–**stop**, he/she cannot move either foot and has no **pivot** foot since the **one** step was already used prior to the **jump**–**stop**.

## Can I take 2 steps without dribbling?

The definition of a travel is when a player illegally moves one or both feet. If a player takes three **steps** or more before **dribbling**, or changes pivot foot, it’s a traveling violation. That means a player **can take** two **steps** before he has to **dribble**. If this isn’t the case, the ball is for the opponents.

## Is dribbling the ball high a carry?

You can **dribble** as **high** as you want to **dribble** as long as your hand stays on top of the basketball. If your hand ends up on the bottom of the basketball it is a **carry** and the opposing team is awarded the basketball. “Palming” the **ball** is illegalbut no ref will call it.

## What’s the difference between a walk and a travel?

A **walk is** the same as a **travel**, which **is** when you take more than two steps with the ball without dribbling it(except for the NBA where you are allowed a ‘gather step’ which **is** essentially being allowed 3 or 4 steps). A double-dribble however **is** dribbling the ball, then catching it and then dribbling again.

## Can you jump while dribbling?

**If** the ball handler picks up their **dribble** and stands in a spot and then **jumps**, **it** is considered an ups an downs. **You** must either shoot or pass the ball. Otherwise, **it** is a travel. So **you** cannot **jump while you** are **dribbling**.