When a player first gets possession of the ball, he/she is in triple threat. It is called triple threat because a player has three (3) options he/she can choose that can be threatening to opposing team. A player can:
- Pass The Ball
- Shoot The Ball
- Dribble The Ball
In this chapter, we will learn about shooting in basketball, its rules, and basic strategies.
Shooting The Ball
Shooting the ball is a motion a player takes to push the ball with his/her hands into the air towards the basket in hopes of having it go in. If the ball goes in the net, a team earns points.
Rules Of Shooting
The rules of shooting in basketball are as follows...
A player CAN:
PRO TIP: A basket counts if a player bounces the ball off the floor and it goes into the net.
A player CAN NOT:
A Player MUST:
Goals Of Shooting
The goal of shooting the ball in basketball are as follows:
A player should only look to shoot the ball when they are not being guarded by a defensive player. It is easier to shoot when an offensive player is not being guarded by a defensive player.
REMEMBER: The shot clock determines how long a team can have possession of the ball before a basket must be attempted. A player should always take a shot if the shot clock is about to expire.
Coming Up Next
Up next, we will learn about the last remaining option a player has while in triple threat called dribbling.