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Travel or Not?

Shannon McFee
11:04 AM ET (US)
Rick Lines last sentence below is factually inaccurate, and frankly, a little hurtful!
Bob Golliher
10:50 AM ET (US)
Great video. I agree traveling is a very misunderstood violation. I disagree with the comment on having each other backs even if we are wrong. If there is a mistake, the crew needs to step up and fix it. We lose all credibility if we don’t it
Carl DeFurioPerson was signed in when posted
05:26 PM ET (US)
Great stuff. Good learning tool.
Christian Douglas
10:01 AM ET (US)
Good video! Traveling is a tough call because it happens so fast, and if you only watch feet you will miss the rest of the game. But it all comes back to determining the pivot foot. I like what Rick said about not calling something just because it "looks like a travel".
On philosophy, some people say not to call traveling because it is a "game interrupter". I tend disagree with this. The rule is in the book and should be called how it is written, the players are athletic enough and should have the fundamentals to not travel. Allowing them to do so puts the defense at a huge disadvantage.
Ben Klaas
07:57 AM ET (US)
Believe it or not, traveling is one of the calls that is statistically the most incorrect calls in basketball. It’s definitely one that we all need to work one.
Tim Robinson
07:14 AM ET (US)
Hey guys totally forgot to ask last night off subject do we wear same kind of shoes for b-ball all black? Can have a little white on them?
Tim Robinson
05:08 PM ET (US)
This is a great visual refresher of getting back to basics of traveling. In Higher level skilled players its a must we understand what a travel is. As an AAU Ref and Coach We coach all our players the same exact fundamentals of what is and what is not a travel. I am in agreement with Rick sometimes refs get very focused on the better skilled players and call what should not be called, and less skilled players get away with obvious calls. As Refs we need to back each other up even if we get it wrong. We are a team! But over all I do believe we should call very obvious travel calls.. I also believe our communication on the floor and pre game and half time of what we see and communicate will dictate what we do as a team. Skip, great point on keeping an eye on pivot foot, its a great visual to help in that call. Love the communication. My passion for the last 5 years has been Basketball and I am looking forward to the season with all you Rock stars!!! We should put a pick up game together for us old players... lol ha with long water breaks... ha ha
Rick Lines
04:26 PM ET (US)
Thanks for posting this Bryan. This video is excellent. Too many times we call (or no call) travelling based on "what looks like a travel" with no other real basis for our decision. I actually think travelling is over-called. I know many would disagree and there is a generational divide when it comes to this issue a lot. This video breaks down how the rules actually play out on the court. Very good.

Please also let it be known that Tyson has very very similar dunking skills as did Shannon McFee in his prime back in the mid to late 80's.
Skip Yutzler
04:12 PM ET (US)
Very good video.
In most cases, the official needs to focus on pivot foot at the start of the dribble and when the catch (control) is made at the end of the dribble. By being sharp on those two fundamentals, it becomes a lot easier to get the call right (as opposed to "guessing" because the play "looked bad.") The last thing you want to do is penalize a talented player who did not commit a violation.

Thanks for sharing, Bryan!
Shannon McFee
03:56 PM ET (US)
Great clips on traveling. Thanks for posting Bryan. I like the slow-motion feature of emphasizing the dribble beginning before the pivot foot is lifted.
Bryan WildPerson was signed in when posted
02:42 PM ET (US)
Please comment on this video. Lets start the conversation!

Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcoUc6K-g9...aKrcri9gOT6bn1&t=0s

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