FIBA reviews rules periodically, specifically after an Olympic Games and then again after the World Championships. Sunbury Basketball Association will implement the new rules on 1st January 2018 in line with recommendation from Basketball Victoria. This will allow consistency with the various other competitions where Sunbury have an Affiliation.
Summary of the main changes
Art. 25 Travelling
Purpose of change
To have a common worldwide travelling rule that better reflects the actions on the court.
Travel Video Example: https://youtu.be/PbPVwkeSsg4
25.1.1. Travelling is the illegal movement of one foot or both feet beyond the limits outlined in this article, in any direction, while holding a live ball on the playing court.
25.1.2. A pivot is the legal movement in which a player who is holding a live ball on the playing court steps once or more than once in any direction with the same foot, while the other foot, called the pivot foot, is kept at its point of contact with the floor.
25.2.1. Establishing a pivot foot by a player who catches a live ball on the playing court:
A player who catches the ball while standing with both feet on the floor:
the moment one foot is lifted, the other foot becomes the pivot foot.
to start a dribble, the pivot foot may not be lifted before the ball is released
from the hand(s).
to pass or shoot for a field goal, the player may jump off a pivot foot, but neither foot may be returned to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s).
A player who catches the ball while he is progressing or upon completion of a dribble may take two steps in coming to a stop, passing or shooting the ball:
If receiving the ball the player shall release the ball to start his dribble before his second step.
The first step occurs when one foot or both feet touch the floor after gaining control of the ball.
The second step occurs after the first step when the other foot touches the floor or both feet touch the floor simultaneously.
If the player who comes to a stop on his first step has both feet on the floor or they touch the floor simultaneously he may pivot using either foot as his pivot foot. If he then jumps with both feet no foot may return to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s).
If a player lands with one foot he may only pivot using that foot.
If a player jumps off one foot on the first step he may land with both feet simultaneously for the second step. In this situation, the player may not pivot with either foot. If one foot or both feet then leave the floor no foot may return to the floor before the ball is released from the hand(s).
If both feet are off the floor and the player lands on both feet simultaneously, the moment one foot is lifted the other foot becomes the pivot foot.
A player may not touch the floor consecutively with the same foot or both feet after ending his dribble or gaining control of the ball.
25.2.2. A player falling, lying or sitting on the floor:
It is legal when a player falls and slides on the floor while holding the ball or, while lying or sitting on the floor, gains control of the ball.
It is a violation if the player then rolls or attempts to stand up while holding the ball.
Art. 37 Unsportsmanlike Foul
To gain more clarity on when to call an unsportsmanlike foul and protect the dynamics of the game in transition.
USF Video Examples: https://youtu.be/hUxWK7F8wmM
37.1.1. An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact foul which, in the judgement of an official is:
Not a legitimate attempt to directly play the ball within the spirit and intent of the rules.
Excessive, hard contact caused by a player in an effort to play the ball or anopponent.
An unnecessary contact caused by the defensive player in order to stop the progress of the offensive team in transition.
This applies until the offensive player begins his act of shooting.
Contact by the defensive player from behind or laterally on an opponent in an attempt to stop the fast break and there is no defensive player between the offensive player and the opponent's basket.
This applies until the offensive player begins his act of shooting.
Contact by the defensive player on an opponent on the playing court during the last 2 minutes in the fourth period and in each extra period, when the ball is out-of-bounds for a throw-in and still in the hands of the official or at the disposal of the player taking the throw-in.
A short video outlining all the following changes to Articles 15, 33, 36 is available from;
Art. 15 Player in the act of shooting
To clarify the definition of the act of shooting.
15.1.3. A continuous movement in the act of shooting:
o Begins when the ball has come to rest in the player's hand(s) and the shooting
motion, usually upward, has started.
o May include the player's arm(s) and/or body movement in his attempt to shoot for a
o Ends when the ball has left the player's hand(s), or if an entirely new act of shooting
o When a player is in the act of shooting and after being fouled he passes the ball off,
he is no longer considered to have been in the act of shooting.
The penalty for this type of play will be side-end line throw-in
Art. 36 Technical foul
The game disqualification is now also valid for 1 technical foul and 1 unsportsmanlike foul.
36.3.3. A player shall be disqualified for the remainder of the game when he is charged with 2 technical fouls, or 2 unsportsmanlike fouls, or with 1 unsportsmanlike foul and 1
Art. 33 Contact: General principles
A definition and procedure for faking a foul has been introduced.
33.16. Fake a foul
Fake is any action by a player to simulate that he has been fouled or to make theatrical exaggerated movements in order to create an opinion of being fouled and therefore gaining an advantage.
The infraction can be committed by an offensive and a defensive player. A
new signal with an accompanying procedure has been introduced.
Officials are to use a "warning whistle"
(by the active referee) at the beginning of the game before entering the centre circle and
to administrate the throw in at the beginning of all other periods and extra periods before placing the ball at the disposal of the player for the throw-in at the centre line.
NOTE: The red parts above are the new rules.
Any questions regarding the rule changes should be directed to Michael O'Connell Referee Advisor, Sunbury Basketball Association
For Winter Season 2018
Saturday 24th FEB
1.00 – 5.30
Meeting Room Boardman Stadium
All existing and any new players wishing to participate in the Winter 2018 Junior SBA Competition are expected to attend on this day, to register and pay fees.
Fee Schedule (includes player registration, insurance and SBA team sheet fees for the season)
Junior – $140 per player
3 or more children playing juniors – $130 per player
A junior playing in both the junior and senior competition will be required to pay the relevant fees for both competitions.
Existing payment plan recipients will need to complete a payment plan form.
New uniform $75 - top only $45
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Ref: Team Name & Surname eg: Under 12B boys MB = B12B MB Smith
* New players u12/14/16/19 very welcome – subject to team space.
* All outstanding Summer 2017/18 fees must be paid before or on this day.