In this chapter we will learn about offensive violations.
A very difficult violation to understand and for referees in basketball to call correctly is called charging. A charging violation is called on an offensive player with the ball who runs into the path of an already positioned defensive player.
REMEMBER: Referees call charging violations in the moment. It can be very difficult for referees to get it right and sometimes it's debatable. As a fan, you should just expect the variation in this call.