Video FA1811 – Teamwork and Decision Making – Upgrade to Unsportsmanlike Foul

On this play, an Unsportsmanlike Foul is called against White-8.

This is an Unsportsmanlike Foul for all these reasons:

    • Causing excessive contact (hard foul)
    • No effort to play ball
    • Contact from behind or laterally (last player situation)

Considert this:

In case of an Unsportsmanlike Foul (last player situation), take a second to analyze the whole play. Your partners may assist you (up- or downgrade).

Call the foul – analyze – upgrade to Unsportsmanlike Foul if necessary (no emotional foul).

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