Free throw rules

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The ref's were wrong, and probably left them on the board simply because they didn't know what else to do.

Section I-Positions

a. When a free throw is awarded, an official shall put the ball in play by placing it at the disposal of the free throw shooter. The shooter shall be within the upper half of the free throw circle. The same procedure shall be followed each time a free throw is administered.

b. During a free throw for a personal foul, each of the spaces nearest the endline must be occupied by an opponent of the free throw shooter. Teammates of the free throw shooter must occupy the next adjacent spaces on each side. Only one of the third adjacent spaces may be occupied by an opponent of the free throw shooter. It is not mandatory that either of the third adjacent spaces be occupied. No teammates of the free throw shooter are permitted in these spaces.

c. All other players not stationed on the free throw lane must be at least six feet...

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A free throw is rewarded when a foul was committed while a player the act of shooting.

When a free throw is awarded, the official takes the ball to the free-throw line of the offended team. After the players take their positions around the key, the official indicates the number of free throws that are being awarded and passes the ball to the free thrower, who then must make the throw within 10 seconds.

PLAYER POSITIONS

On a free throw, the opponents are given the best positions to get the rebound. The players must position themselves according to the marks around the key/lane. Only two players from the team doing the free throw is allowed to take position around the key/lane, one on each side. The opposing team is allowed to have 3 players positioned around the key/lane. 2 on each side closest to the basket, and one on either side closest to the free thrower. All other players must be behind the three -point line.

FREE THROW RULES

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RULE NO. 9-FREE THROW

Posted Jan 31 2001 12:00AM


Section I-Positions
a. When a free throw is awarded, an official shall put the ball in play by placing it at the disposal of the free throw shooter. The shooter shall be above the free throw line and within the upper half of the free throw circle. The same procedure shall be followed each time a free throw is administered.
b. During a free throw for a personal foul, each of the spaces nearest the end-line must be occupied by an opponent of the free throw shooter. Teammates of the free throw shooter must occupy the next adjacent spaces on each side. Only one of the third adjacent spaces may be occupied by an opponent of the free throw shooter. It is not mandatory that either of the third adjacent spaces be occupied. No teammates of the free throw shooter are permitted in these spaces.
c. A player who does not occupy a free throw lane space must remain behind the three-point line.
d. If...

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Last week, David Stern wrestled with how to rid the league of Hack-a-Dwight, or more precisely, how to rid the league of intentionally fouling in general. As detailed by Henry Abbott of ESPN, Stern lamented the following:

"I would have liked to have seen the rule changed to make the last-two-minute rule the whole rule. It was getting to a point last year where, [in the] first period, they were just grabbing players. I think that's ludicrous."

While I applaud David Stern's efforts to eradicate intentional fouling, he's not addressing the issue at heart: Free throws are boring and should be chucked into history's dumpster.

Now, I know what you're going to respond with: Free throws are part of the game. If we replaced free throws with, say, guaranteed points, basketball would be destroyed some way and somehow.

Human being are averse to change, especially when it comes to sports (See: People freaking out over a the "Pelicans" rebranding). Though sports are...

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PROCEDURE. When a free throw is awarded, the official takes the ball to the free-throw line of the offended team. After waiting a reasonable time for the players to take their positions, the official indicates the number of free throws that are being awarded and places the ball at the disposal of the free thrower, who then must make the throw within 10 seconds.
PLAYER POSITIONS. On a free throw for a personal foul, the free thrower’ s opponents are conceded the most favorable positions for recovery of the ball if the throw is not successful. They occupy the two 3-foot spaces nearest the basket on either side of the free-throw lane. Otherwise, opponents are entitled to alternate lane positions. Only the four marked lane spaces on each lane line may be occupied. All other players must be behind the free-throw line extended and behind the three-point field-goal line.

If the ball is to be dead after an unsuccessful last free throw (as for a technical foul), players do not...

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In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area on the court (the free throw line; informally known as the foul line or the charity stripe), and are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team. Each successful free throw is worth one point.

Description[edit]

Free throws can normally be shot at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make 70–80% of their attempts. The league’s best shooters (such as Steve Nash, Rick Barry, Ray Allen,...

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By Mike Rosenbaum

Equipment

The hammer is a three-part device that includes a metal ball, called the “head,” attached to a steel wire not longer than 121.5 centimeters with a grip or “handle” on the end. The hammer is the only throwing competition in which throwers may wear gloves.

Men throw a 7.26-kilogram ball, with a diameter ranging between 110-130 millimeters, while women throw a 4-kilogram version with a diameter of 95-100 millimeters.

Throwing area

The hammer is thrown from a circle with a 2.135-meter diameter. Competitors may touch the inside of the circle's rim but cannot touch the top of the rim during the throw. The thrower cannot touch the ground outside the throwing circle during an attempt, nor can he/she leave the circle until the hammer hits the ground. The circle lies within an enclosure to ensure the safety of the bystanders.

The competition

Twelve competitors qualify for the Olympic hammer throw final. In the 2004 Games, 35 men and 48...

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The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball. While many of the basic rules are uniform throughout the world, variations do exist. Most leagues or governing bodies in North America, the most important of which are the National Basketball Association and NCAA, formulate their own rules. In addition, the Technical Commission of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) determines rules for international play; most leagues outside North America use the complete FIBA ruleset.

Original rules

In January 15, 1892, James Naismith published his rules for the game of "Basket Ball" that he invented:[1] The original game played under these rules was quite different from the one played today as there was no dribbling, dunking, three-pointers, or shot clock, and goal tending was legal.

The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction...
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By Mike Rosenbaum

Equipment

The men’s discus weighs 2 kilograms and has diameter of 22 centimeters. The women’s version weighs 1 kilogram and has a diameter of 18 centimeters.

Throwing area

The discus is thrown from a circle with a diameter of 2.5 meters. Competitors may touch the inside of the circle's rim but cannot touch the top of the rim during the throw. The thrower cannot touch the ground outside the throwing circle during an attempt, nor can he/she leave the circle until the discus hits the ground. All discus throws are made from an enclosure to ensure the safety of bystanders.

The competition

Twelve competitors qualify for the

Olympic discus throw

final. In the 2004 Games, 39 men and 42 women participated in their respective qualification rounds prior to the final. The results from the qualification rounds do not carry over into the final.

As in all throwing events, the 12 finalists have three attempts apiece, then the top eight competitors...

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NOTHING'S ROUTINE FROM 15 FEET


By Martin C. Sumners

In the book, The Tao of the Jump Shot, John Fitzsimmons Mahoney (Introduction by NBA legend Bill Walton) extols the principles of Eastern philosophy through the skill of shooting a jump shot.

Mahoney explores Taoism and explains that to become a master of something - even the jump shot - one must perfect not only the technical side of the skill but the spiritual side as well.

We, in our own way, delve into the mystique of the free throw.

You may recall that Rick Barry, although one of the greatest free throw shooters of all-time was an ego-less practitioner. Barry eschewed macho bravado and shot the ball underhand.

Also, Karl Malone, who has attempted more free throws than any other player mouthed a prayer before each free throw.

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Since 1972, councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 (starting in the fraternal year 2013-2014)

The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level. Winners move on to the district, regional, and state or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.

To sponsor a competition, all your council needs is the Free Throw Championship Kit (#FT-KIT), a couple of basketballs, a hoop and a bunch of kids. It is a great way to get out into the public and introduce the Order to your community — while providing youths with a rewarding activity that yields a chance for local, state or provincial, and international recognition.

Bishop John Barres of Allentown, Penn., a former collegiate basketball player at Princeton University,...

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One of the many adages that have carried me through my years as an official was first verbalized during my own Applicant Class – THERE IS NO BACKCOURT DURING A THROW-IN. Now as a Rules Interpreter I have been asked to explain why the rules pertaining to backcourt violations do not apply to the throw-in, or better still, how they apply in various situations – in this case an airborne recipient of a throw-in in the frontcourt. In order to apply the adage requires an understanding of the particulars of the Rules pertaining to Team Control, Ball Location, Backcourt and Throw-In.

Let’s start with RULE 4 SECTION 12 CONTROL, PLAYER AND TEAM which states at:

Art. 2 … A team is in control of the ball:

a. When a player of the team is in control.

b. When a live ball is being passed among teammates.

c. During an interrupted dribble.

d. When a player of the team has disposal of the ball for a throw-in.

The recent...

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