The sidelines and baselines make up the perimeter of a basketball court. Together they form the boundary lines dividing the court between inbounds and out of bounds.
What are the purpose of boundary lines in sports?
Boundary Line Rules
When a player is on the court, they are either inbounds or out of bounds. The rules of boundary lines are as follows: A player must be in bounds to touch the game ball. A score will not count if a player shoots a basket while standing out of bounds.
Is it legal to kick a basketball?
A player shall not kick the ball or strike it with the fist. Kicking the ball or striking it with any part of the leg is a violation when it is an intentional act. The ball accidentally striking the foot, the leg or fist is not a violation.
What positions are the front court in basketball?
The players who occupy the low post and lower half of the court are known as front court players because of their position. These positions are typically Center, Power Forward and Small Forward. The opposite of front court is back court, which is the area behind the half-court line.
What are the purpose of boundary lines?
Boundary lines (commonly called property lines) define the extent of the legal limits of ownership of any parcel of land.
What is the weight of the ball?
Sport Ball Weights, Sorted from Lightest to Heaviest
|sport||weight (ounces)||weight (grams)|
|Baseball||5 to 5 1⁄4||142 to 149|
|Lacrosse||5 to 5 1/2||142 to 156|
|Cricket||5 1/2 to 5 3/4||155.9 to 163.0|
|Field Hockey||5.5 to 5.7||156 to 163|
What is the equipment of basketball?
The only essential equipment in a basketball game is the ball and the court: a flat, rectangular surface with baskets at opposite ends. Competitive levels require the use of more equipment such as clocks, score sheets, scoreboard(s), alternating possession arrows, and whistle-operated stop-clock systems.