BASKETBALL VOCABULARY LIST. Assist – A pass that directly helps a player score a basket. Backcourt – The portion of the court with the basket you are defending. A foul called for. moving the ball into the front court, and then crossing the center court line with the ball. Baseline – The lines at the ends of the court.
Court: The floor upon which the game of basketball is played. Crossover Dribble: A front-of-the-body dribble from one hand to the other. Cross Screen: A lateral advance to set up a screen. Crossover Step: A jab step, then a step in the opposite direction.
Center Court - The circle in the middle of the court where the jump ball takes place at the start of every basketball game. Charge - An offensive foul that's called when an offensive player runs into a defender who has established position.
Front Court: The term Front Court is used to denote the offensive end of the court from the midcourt line to the baseline. Back Court : Back Court is used to denote the area behind the mid court line. It includes the half of the court from the midcourt line back to the endline.
noun. the court on which basketball is played. see more. see less. types: home court. (basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games. type of: court.
Basketball is played on a rectangular court 28 metres long and 15 metres wide (approx. 92 ft by 49 ft) with a basket at a height of 3.05 metres (10 ft) at each end. Most indoor courts have a floor made of wood. Points are scored by throwing the ball through the opponents' basket.
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"10 second line", or half-court line, is the line down the center of the floor. It divides the "full-court" (entire playing area) into two "half-courts". Your "fore-court" is the half-court with your basket, and the "back-court" is the half-court with the opponent's basket. Once a team gets possession of the ball, it has 10 seconds to get the ball across the half-court line into its fore-court.