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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 08:37pm
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Traveling Question.

A little confused.

Player A1 jumps, grabs rebound, falls to floor. Traveling.
Player A1 jumps to catch a pass, falls to the floor. Traveling
Player A1 looking to pass the ball, falls to the floor. Traveling.

Now, A1 dives for a loose ball and slides after gaining control. A1 is in a position either on his/her back or stomach. This is not traveling.

Where does the line get drawn between 'jumping to catch' and 'diving for'?
Can player A1 dive/jump horizontally, steal a pass, and fall to the floor?
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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 09:00pm
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A little confused.

Player A1 jumps, grabs rebound, falls to floor. Traveling.
Player A1 jumps to catch a pass, falls to the floor. Traveling
Player A1 looking to pass the ball, falls to the floor. Traveling.

Now, A1 dives for a loose ball and slides after gaining control. A1 is in a position either on his/her back or stomach. This is not traveling.

Where does the line get drawn between 'jumping to catch' and 'diving for'?
Can player A1 dive/jump horizontally, steal a pass, and fall to the floor?
In your first 3 examples, the player had control of the ball before they fell to the floor. In your last example, the player did not gain control until they were already on the floor. That is the difference.
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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 09:00pm
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A little confused.

Player A1 jumps, grabs rebound, falls to floor. Traveling.
Player A1 jumps to catch a pass, falls to the floor. Traveling
Player A1 looking to pass the ball, falls to the floor. Traveling.

Now, A1 dives for a loose ball and slides after gaining control. A1 is in a position either on his/her back or stomach. This is not traveling.

Where does the line get drawn between 'jumping to catch' and 'diving for'?
Can player A1 dive/jump horizontally, steal a pass, and fall to the floor?
If the ball is controlled before hitting the floor, it's traveling. If the ball is not controlled until the player is on the floor, it's not traveling. Pretty straight-forward, really.
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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 09:08pm
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Read the definition.

A player holding the ball may not touch the floor with a knee or any other part of the body other than hand or foot.
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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 09:18pm
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Thanks.

those 3 answers cleared it up in my noggin.

Its funny how there are gaps in understanding of rules. One less gap in my understanding now.

734 to go!
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Old Sun Mar 16, 2008, 09:21pm
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734 to go!
You must not be counting the first 1000.

(Just kidding)
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