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Old Fri Oct 21, 2005, 05:30am
Nevadaref Nevadaref is offline
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Originally posted by just another ref
A player holding the ball:

a. may not touch the floor with a knee or any other part of the body other than hand or foot.

b. after gaining control while on the floor and touching with other than hand or foot, may not attempt to get up or stand.
Why would you post the NFHS rule after he clearly told you that his area uses the NCAA W rules? Are you paying attention?

The proper NCAA rule is AR 39 listed under 4-66-5.

A.R. 39. Is it traveling when a player (a) falls to the playing court while holding the ball; or
(b) gains control of the ball while on the playing court and then, because of momentum, rolls
or slides, after which the player passes or starts a dribble before getting to his or her feet?
RULING: In (a), yes, because it is virtually impossible not to move the pivot foot when
falling to the playing floor. In (b), no. The player may pass, shoot, start a dribble or call a
timeout. Once the player has the ball and is no longer sliding, he or she may not roll over.
When flat on his or her back, the player may sit up without violating. When the player puts
the ball on the floor, then rises and is the first to touch the ball, it also is traveling. When a
player rises to his or her feet while holding the ball, it is traveling. When a player falls to one
knee while holding the ball, it is traveling if the pivot foot moves.

According to this only 4a and 5a should not be violations.
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