Charging Foul

Sport: Basketball

Charging fouls can be either considered Personal fouls or Flagrant fouls depending on their severity. A charging foul is characterised by a player’s excessive force when charging at a player who is in a legal position on the court. A foul can be referred to as a charging foul providing the player being charged has both of their feet set on the path of the ball handler before the foul takes place. 

Charging fouls are committed by offensive players who are attempting to move the ball across the court. An offensive player who is handling the ball can commit a charging foul by making excessive or illegal contact with a defensive player. Defensive players can sometimes use the rules pertaining to charging fouls to their advantage by goding players into committing them. This can be done by finding a good position and baiting an offensive player into committing a foul on them. 

What is the Punishment for a Charging Foul in Basketball?

Charging fouls in basketball are often punished with turnovers or free throws. However, these free throws are likely to be reserved for if the team is playing in the bonus or double bonus.

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