What is a backcourt?

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A backcourt is a courtyard behind a housing block or tenement building, particularly in Scotland.

Alternatively, it can refer to a Basketball team's defensive half of the court - where the opposing team's basket is located.

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Is it a backcourt violation if the inbounds pass in the offensive zone is passed into the backcourt?


What is frontcourt and backcourt in basketball?

Backcourt and Frontcourt - The names for the half-court areas in which the two teams play defense and offense respectively. One team's frontcourt is the opposing team's backcourt.

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What is backcourt in basketball?

One rule in basketball is, once you cross halfcourt with the ball, you cannot go back to the other half of the court; hence, backcourt. If you go backcourt, or go over halfcourt again after passing it with the ball, you turn the ball over, or give it to the other team, because backcourt is an illegal action in the game of basketball.

What is the backcourt rule in basketball?

The backcourt rule in basketball is simple. Once a team crosses over the half court line once and they do it again it is backcourt because you have to stay on that side of the court. But if you are passing the ball in you can pass it to the other side of the court and then dribble it over but that is the only exception.

How many seconds do you have until you have a backcourt violation?

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Is it a backcourt violation if the inbounds pass in the offensive zone is touched by the same offensive player who BeFORE has possession crosses midcourt to gain possession in the backcourt?

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Does a new count start if the ball is batted out of bounds in the backcourt?

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Is it a backcourt violation while inbounding the ball a player leaves his feet in front court catches the ball in the air and land backcourt I say no with no possession out of bounds?

Yes, it is a violation. If you leave the ground from the frontcourt and catch the ball in the air, you establish possession in the frontcourt. Then when you land in the backcourt, it is over-and-back. If you catch the ball straddling the line, however, this is OK.