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What is the rule on goaltending?

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Asked by: Richard Payne

11: Basket Interference – Goaltending. Section I—A Player Shall Not: Touch the ball or the basket ring when the ball is sitting or rolling on the ring and using the basket ring as its lower base or hang on the rim while the ball is passing through.

Does goaltending count as a block?

Goaltending in this context defines by exclusion what is considered a legal block of a field goal. In high school and NCAA basketball, goaltending is also called when a player interferes with a free throw at any time in its flight towards the basket.

Why is dunking not goaltending?

If a player grabs the rim, and then dunks, that is illegal, but putting the ball directly through the hoop is in no way, and never has been, offensive goaltending. Offensive goaltending is tipping in a ball that is on or directly above the rim, interfering with the shot.

What is counted as goaltending?

What does goaltending mean? In basketball, goaltending refers to a rules violation in which a player interferes with a shot by touching the ball on its downward flight to the basket or while it is over, on, or within the rim of the basket.

What’s the difference between basket interference and goaltending?

But was this a legal tap or was it basket interference. Let's take a closer. Look after the shot hits the back of the ring it bounces high and comes back down bouncing again on the front of the ring.

What does blocking mean in basketball?

In basketball, a block or blocked shot occurs when a defensive player legally deflects a field goal attempt from an offensive player to prevent a score. The defender is not allowed to make contact with the offensive player’s hand (unless the defender is also in contact with the ball) or a foul is called.

Can you goaltend a field goal?

Goaltending is against the rules in football, not just basketball: A player who jumps up and touches a ball as it is about to go through the goal posts in an attempt to block a field goal is flagged for goaltending, a 15-yard penalty.

Can you block a field goal on the way down?

No. If the player bats the ball out of the air to prevent a field goal, it’s goal tending. Interestingly, if instead the player cleanly catches the ball to prevent a field goal, it’s legal.

Can you goaltend in NFL?

Morris Stroud

As a result, the NFL decided to create the rule known as the “Stroud Rule,” which states: “Goaltending by any player leaping up to deflect a kick as it passes above the crossbar of a goal post is prohibited.

Can you knock down a field goal?

You can’t jump to knock a field goal down right before it passes the crossbar, and this is why.

Can a kicker kick the ball twice?

The officials did not call a penalty. A: “If the ball stays behind the line of scrimmage, the punting team can recover and legally punt the ball again. They could also try to run for a first down. The punt just needs to be a legal punt by rule.”

Can a team kick a field goal twice?

If the kicker misses the field goal on first, second, or third down, the ball is turned over to the opposing team. The kicking team does not get additional attempts. This is why teams rarely go for a field goal on anything except fourth down.