The Dangers of Traveling In Basketball
Traveling is the act of moving from one place to another. Travel can be to a nearby place, within a country or overseas, or it can be long distance traveling. Travel can also be one way, or round trip, and can take any form- walking, car, plane, train, or boat. In today’s world, the term “travel” has become vague due to the different ways to travel. Travel can now be for business or pleasure, leisurely or vigorously. It can even take place while you are at home, in your bed, or on the sofa.
For ease in understanding, some people prefer to use the more popular three words describing traveling: traveling by air, traveling by land, or travelling by sea. Though these three words are used commonly, it is still preferred to choose one word for all three types of traveling, so that the meaning is clear to everyone. Some other synonyms for travel are: exploring, traveling, leisure, and vacation.
If you’re a serious or aspiring traveler then you should know or learn about traveling rules. Some common ones include: Don’t jog in a freeway! Don’t play basketball in the wrong court. And don’t take two steps when you’re walking.
One of the most interesting rules about traveling is the no-step-two-step rule. When a traveling player commits this rule, the referee calls it a traveling violation. If the player must leave the playing area to answer the penalty then the player has to walk (or take two steps) toward the refuting team before he can leave. If the player does not leave in this way then he may be assessed a technical foul. A technical foul is a one-game suspension from playing in a match. This means that the player will not be available for the next game.
Another interesting aspect of the game is the no-ball rule. If a player receives a traveling violation while his team is in the field, he must leave the playing area without receiving another traveling violation. If he receives a technical foul then he will not be allowed to play in the next match. So if you’re a traveling player and you receive a technical foul, don’t take your ball back to the floor. Run to the locker room and wait until the game ends. You can’t return to the court during the game for a traveling violation.
Other than the rules mentioned above, there’s not much else you need to be aware of. But a traveling violation can significantly decrease a players’ basketball skills. That’s why it is very important for players who are frequent travelers to read up on the rules and talk to their teammates about the rules. Also, the coach is expected to tell his players about the no-step and no-ball policies. That way they will be aware of them during practice so they won’t be surprised by any unexpected traveling call on the court. This is especially important for new players who haven’t gotten very good at the techniques yet.