Video FA1739 – Illegal Screen

This game clip has been published for educational purpose only.

On this play, White-15 commits a Personal Foul against Green-10.
Clear offensive foul for an illegal screen. Good work from the Trail Official.

The offensive player setting the screen (White-15) steps into the path of the moving defensive player (Green-10), without giving the defensive player ample time to stop and/or change direction.

Consider this:

Illegal screening is when the player who is screening an opponent:

• Was moving when contact occurred.

• Did not give sufficient distance in setting a screen outside the field of vision of a stationary opponent when contact occurred.

• Did not respect the elements of time and distance of an opponent in motion when contact occurred.

All players setting screens must give their moving opponents the opportunity to stop and/or change direction. The distance needed to be given will depend on the speed of the opponent.

  Read more about the FIBA Rules – Art. 33.7. Screening: Legal and Illegal

Let’s put emphasis in Mechanics

Watch again the video and pay attention in the Lead Official (Position and Movement).

LEAD OFFICIAL

Be in position to see all four players (off-the-ball coverage)

• Anticipate – be prepared to see a possible illegal screen

THE LEAD OFFICIAL SHOULD CALL THIS FOUL.

REMEMBER: “LOOK FOR REASONS TO ROTATE”.

Good work from the trail official. This foul needs to be called.

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