IAABO Nassau County Board 41
WHAT IS TEAM CONTROL?
Team control affects many things within the ebb and flow of a game. Consider the following situations where a TEAM IS IN CONTROL versus NOT in control.
Player control (defined as holding or dribbling a live ball inbounds) is a component of team control and has different implications within the rules.
So what is TEAM CONTROL...
TEAM IN CONTROL
| PLAYER HOLDING /DRIBBLING|
|LIVE BALL IN BOUNDS|
(PLAYER IS ALSO IN CONTROL)
|LIVE BALL PASSED AROUND BY |
|DURING AN INTERRUPTED DRIBBLE|
|DURING A LIVE/LOOSE BALL- |
LAST TEAM IN CONTROL
|BALL IN FLIGHT FOR TRY/TAP|
OPPONENT SECURES CONTROL
BALL BECOMES DEAD
TOUCHING OF A REBOUND
The following are just some of the areas influenced by team control:
BACK COURT VIOLATIONS
For a back-court violation to occur, the team violating ...
- Must have CONTROL of the ball.
- Must be the LAST to touch the ball in the front-court.
- Must be the FIRST to touch the ball in the back-court.
- Team Control is one of the three ingredients of a back-court ruling.
Whenever a foul is committed by a member the team in control ...
- A TEAM CONTROL foul is ruled.
- No free-throws are awarded to the offended team.
- Team control fouls do count toward the bonus.
If a RE-JUMP is required before team control is established:
- For NFHS, the re-jump must be administered between the TWO players involved.
- NCAA is different and allows any two players to jump.
- In NFHS, TEAM CONTROL exists during a throw-in. Therefore any common fouls after the bonus is in effect would result in not awarding free-throws.
TRY FOR GOAL
- Since there is NO team control during a TRY (or TAP), any subsequent rulings that rely on knowing which team is in control are effected, such as:
- Double Fouls: Since no team is in control during the try/tap, if a double foul occurs the point of interruption will be referring to the Alternating-Possession arrow to determine which team is awarded the ball.
- Ball Lodges between basket / backboard: Again, no team control, refer to the A-P arrow to determine possession and continue play.
- After a try for goal and the ball deflects into the back-court, either team may control the ball without penalty
- While the ball remains loose, after a team was in control:
- It always remains in control of the TEAM LAST in control
- Unless it's a try/tap for goal, then no team control exists.
- A loose ball is not the same thing as an interrupted dribble. A ball that "momentarily" gets away from a dribbler (in-control) of the ball, is still considered to be IN CONTROL of that team.
- Also: The player has lost control ... but the TEAM is STILL in control.
- A three second violation can be ruled (if appropriate) since the team is still in control during an interrupted dribble.
These are just a few of the many areas where team control determines how an official should rule on a particular play. Know the differences between control vs no control and you will always be on the right side of the play.
Rule References NFHS 4-12,4-19-7, 4-8-2, 9-9,