Rule 7: Out-of-Bounds & Throw-In

Rule 7: Out-of-Bounds
A Player is out of bounds when he
touches the floor or object that is
out of bounds
Boundary line is out of bounds
Another player/person is not
considered an object
An airborne player has the same
status as the spot where he was
last touching the floor
Rule 7: Out-of-Bounds
The Ball is out of bounds when it
 A player who is out of bounds
 Any person who is out of bounds
 The out of bounds portion of the
 Any object which is out of bounds
 The support or back of the
 The ceiling, overhead equipment or
 NOTE: The ball is out of bounds
when it passes over a rectangle
backboard, even though it touches
Causing the Ball to go
Out of Bounds
The ball is caused to go out of
bounds by a player, who is
inbounds or out of bounds, and that
player is the last to touch or be
touched by the ball when the ball
goes out of bounds….
If the ball was last touched
simultaneously by opponents.. Play
is resumed suing the A/P
If the officials are in doubt… play is
resumed using the A/P procedure
Ball Awarded Out of
The Ball is awarded Out of Bounds
after a:
 Violation – Designated spot throw
in, nearest spot of violation
 Tech Foul – designated spot,
division line, opposite table
 Intentional/Flagrant Personal –
designated spot – nearest foul
 Field goal & successful free throws
– anywhere along the end line
 Ball becomes dead while a team is
in control – designated spot nearest
to where the ball was located (child
runs onto court – time out etc.)
Ball Awarded Out of
A player control foul – designated
spot, nearest foul
A common foul prior to the bonus –
designated spot nearest foul
Time-out – designated spot –
location of ball
Intermission – designated spot
division line, opposite table
Specific Procedure (Delay)
An awarded goal – anywhere
outside the end line
A cancelled goal – designated spot,
nearest spot, end line
A held ball – designated spot,
nearest sport (A/P procedure)
Double Fouls –
Personal & Technical
Throw in spot for a double foul
is the ball location at the time
of the interruption.
 If Point of Interruption cannot
be determined – A/P used.
(Unsuccessful try in flight)
 Penalty for team control foul
changed to a throw-in for all
Resuming Play
The ball is Placed at the
Disposal of the Free Thrower
or Throw-in Team
This Procedure is used to
prevent either or both teams
from extending a time-out,
intermission or other dead
ball periods.
Resuming Play
Resuming Play with a throw
The procedure with a throw-in
can be used following a
time-out or intermission.
Resuming Play
 Timer sounds the warning and final
 Official will then sound whistle to
indicate play resumption
 If team A is ready, the ball shall be put
in play using a bounce pass or handed
to the thrower, whether or not team B
is ready to play
 If team A is NOT ready, the ball shall
be placed on the floor, at the spot of
the throw-in and the official shall:
Sound the whistle
Show directional signal and state jersey
color of team A
Place the ball on the floor at designated
Step back and begin the 5-second throw in
Resuming Play
If a violation of the throw-in
count occurs, the official blows
the whistle and awards the ball
to team B for a throw in
A team that violates and
continues to delay a second
time, is penalized with a
technical foul
Following a violation by both
teams, further delay by either
team is a technical foul
The Throw-In
Starts when the ball is placed at a team’s
The ball must be released directly into the
court within 5 seconds. The throw-in
count then ends on the release.
The ball must touch another player
inbounds prior to going out of bounds
A teammate cannot touch the ball while it
is outside boundary line (exception??? –
made basket)
The thrower may not leave the
designated spot prior to the release
Opponents of the throw-in team may not
break the throw in boundary plane
Teammates may not occupy adjacent
positions within 3 feet and parallel to the
boundary, if an opponent Wants that
Throw in Ends Rule
Change 4.24.5
The throw in ends when the
throw in pass is LEGALLY
touched by another player.
eg: With the previous rule if the
ball was kicked by the defense
it could cause the throw in time
to be disadvantaged from an
alternating possession stand
point and running the endline.
By adding legally to the rule
that defines when the throw in
ends, eliminates this situation
from happening.

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