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Old Mon Nov 23, 2009, 04:39pm
Nevadaref Nevadaref is offline
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Originally Posted by wanja View Post
Here are some 3 seconds tips from a recent article .


  • Prevent if we can, enforce if we must.
  • A 3 second violation can occur only when there is team control in the front court
  • A 3 second violation can occur when there is no player control
    (e.g. during an interrupted dribble or passing among teammates)
  • The 3-second count is silent and not visible
  • One or two alerts (e.g. stating “lane“) may effectively prevent
    3-second violations. Additional alerts or coaching (e.g. “get out
    of the lane”) are inadvisable.
  • A violation occurs only after 3 seconds.
  • When a 3 second count is reached
    • Find the ball. If it is leaving or has left a players hand on a
      try -- no team control, no 3 seconds.
    • Check for movement in the restricted area. If a player starts to
      move to exit the restricted area, dribble or try for goal -- suspend.

  • Be Patient. Be sure. Barely touching the lane boundary is not touching.
    3 seconds is not more than 3 seconds.
Care to list who is the author of that article? I have some serious objections to the writer's comments/instructions. Several of them are NOT supported by the rules.
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