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1,2,3 Seconds

26.1. Rule

26.1.1. A player shall not remain in the opponents' restricted area for more than 3 consecutive seconds while his team is in control of a live ball in the front court and the game clock is running.

26.1.2. Allowances must be made for a player who:


  • Makes an attempt to leave the restricted area.

  • Is in the restricted area when he or his team-mate is in the act of shooting and the ball is leaving or has just left the player's hand(s) on the shot for a field goal.

  • Dribbles in the restricted area to shoot for a field goal after having been there for less than 3 consecutive seconds.


26.1.3. To establish himself outside the restricted area, the player must place both feet on the floor outside the restricted area.

We encourage you to pre and post game ask the Umpire-In-Charge (this is their role) how they determine this call and keep open respectful conversation with the Umpire-In-Charge

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