A foul is called on any player who breaks the rules of basketball defined by in the rulebook for a league. Fouls result in free throws for the other team. A free throw is worth one (1) point if it's made.
There are two (2) main categories of fouls in basketball:
- player fouls
- team fouls
In this chapter, we will learn about team fouls.
A team foul is a foul given to the entire basketball team when a player commits a foul. All player fouls count towards a team's team foul count.
There is a limit to the number of fouls a team can commit before the rewards for the opposing team start to improve. This is called a penalty situation.
There are two (2) types of penalty situations in basketball:
We will learn all about the bonus and double bonus later in this chapter.
If a foul is called on any player and his team is not in a penalty situation (bonus or double bonus), then the other team gets the ball with an in-bound pass.
Resetting Team Fouls
Does a team's foul count ever reset? The total team foul count is reset at the start of the 2nd half in the NCAA basketball and every period in NBA basketball.