Double Team Definition?
Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:38 AM
My son is playing 3rd/4th grade basketball this summer, and in his game last night we played a team that was really alot better than ours. The opposing team was very aggressive, and did a few things I don't think were legal.
Our league rules state no double teaming, but on several occasions when our kids would have the ball near the goal, they would have 2 or 3 defenders surrounding them with their hands up preventing our player from shooting or passing.
Is that not a double/triple team?
If not can someone please explain why? If so, our coach and ref should've made a point as it happened quite a bit.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:50 PM
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:00 PM
Posted 27 June 2010 - 02:13 PM
The rules state that above the free throw line double teams are not allowed. Well, their guard dribbled around one of my defenders, heading for the foul line, and my weak side guard moved over to cut him off. The whistle blew - illegal defense, double-teaming. I asked about the ruling - does this mean if one of my players gets beat he needs to stop playing, or do we have to allow them to drive, etc.
We hammered it out with the officials at half-time, and it all worked out, but my point is that it tends to be a nebulous ruling that's hard to pin down. But as I'm fond of saying, it is what it is!