Basketball Violation Turnovers

Chapter 8.5

Violations result in a turnover of the ball. Get ready to learn which violations result in turnovers in basketball.


A turnover is a change of possession without a score in basketball. There are five (5) types of turnovers in basketball you should know:

Rookie Road Basketball Turnover Summary Image

In this tutorial, we will learn about the violations that result in turnovers.

Violations That Result In Turnovers

A violation is called on a player who breaks the rules of basketball defined by in the rulebook for a league. Violations result in possession of the ball for the other team. The following violations are considered turnovers:

We will learn more about fouls in basketball in future chapters.

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