Follow These Rules of Half-Court Basketball



When players in a basketball teams are less than 10 then they can go for half court pickup. In full court both teams shoot at different baskets but in half court both teams have to shoot at same basket. No jump ball is required in half-court Basketball.

A half-court game of basket is perfect to develop skills when there are less than 10 players in the game. The game is played in the half-court and both the team have to shoot in the same basket. In this game size six ball is used.
The ball needs to be ‘taken back’ after each missed shot as both the teams are sharing the same basket. It also depends on with whom you are playing as the ball need not have to be cleared if it does not hit the rim. If your team baskets and your player do not miss a shot then you can keep the ball again with you until your team does not miss a shot. It also depends on the competition level as alternate possessions can be made after every basket.
Scoring in a half-court basketball game is not like scoring in a traditional basketball game. No three-point shot is awarded only one point is awarded for foul shots and for the shots that are finished inside the arc. Also when the shot is made outside the arc 2 points are awarded. The game starts on the center court by handling the ball out from the centreline by a pass only. The game will start on the side courts by taking the ball out by the wall with a pass. Also, there will be no jump balls given and the ball is given to the team if two players from opposite teams have ownership of the ball not will have first ownership of the ball at the start of the game.
Players can clear the ball as opposite teams shoot on the same basket once the team recovers the ball and must clear it and when the conquering team gets ownership of the ball they are allowed to bring it outside the 3 point arc.
Always check the ball on the foul line area by passing the ball to the defensive player after a made basket or a dead ball situation. The player will toss it back to you to indicate that the ball is in play.

The ball needs to be ‘taken back’ after each missed shot as both the teams are sharing the same basket. It also depends on with whom you are playing as the ball need not have to be cleared if it does not hit the rim. If your team baskets and your player do not miss a shot then you can keep the ball again with you until your team does not miss a shot. It also depends on the competition level as alternate possessions can be made after every basket.

Check the ball on the foul line area by passing the ball to the defensive player after a made basket or a dead ball situation. The player will toss it back to you to indicate that the ball is in play.

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