Pivot

From BasketballWiki
(Redirected from Pivot foot)
Jump to: navigation, search


A Pivot is when a player maintains one foot having contact with the ground without changing its position on the floor and utilizes the other foot to rotate their body to improve position while in possession of the basketball. Having established a pivot foot, you may, within defined limits, pivot, shoot, pass or dribble.

Break down of a Front Pivot vs a Reverse Pivot

NCAA Rule Definition

  • Art. 1. A player who catches the ball with both feet on the playing court may pivot, using either foot. When one foot is lifted, the other is the pivot foot.
  • Art. 2. A player who catches the ball while moving or dribbling may stop and establish a pivot foot as follows:
    • a. When both feet are off the playing court and the player lands:
      • 1. Simultaneously on both feet, either may be the pivot foot;
      • 2. On one foot followed by the other, the first foot to touch shall be the pivot foot;
      • 3. On one foot, the player may jump off that foot and simultaneously land on both; neither foot can be the pivot foot.
    • b. When one foot is on the playing court:
      • 1. That foot shall be the pivot foot when the other foot touches in a step;
      • 2. The player may jump off that foot and simultaneously land on both; neither foot can then be the pivot foot.
  • Art. 3. After coming to a stop and establishing the pivot foot:
    • a. The pivot foot may be lifted, but not returned to the playing court, before the ball is released on a pass or try for goal;64 Rule 4 / definitions
    • b. The pivot foot shall not be lifted before the ball is released to start a dribble.
  • Art. 4. After coming to a stop when neither foot can be the pivot foot:
    • a. One or both feet may be lifted, but may not be returned to the playing court, before the ball is released on a pass or try for goal;
    • b. Neither foot shall be lifted, before the ball is released, to start a dribble.
  • Art. 5. It is traveling when a player falls to the playing court while holding the ball without maintaining a pivot foot.

Source

See also: Reverse Pivot , Front Pivot

{{#widget:DISQUS |id=basketballwiki |uniqid=Pivot |url=https://www.basketballwiki.net/index.php?title=Pivot }}