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.
In this chapter, we will learn about technical fouls.
Here are some situations where a technical foul will be assessed:
- a player or coach taunts another player or uses profanity
- a player or coach disrespects an official in any way
- a player physically attacks another player with his/her elbow
PRO TIP: It is considered a technical foul if a player calls a timeout and the limit of timeouts have been reached. It is also considered a technical foul if there are too many players on the court. The limit is five players per team.
Technical Foul Rewards
A technical foul results in both: