Step error

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A step mistake is a rule violation, mostly in ball sports such as B. basketball or handball .

For example, when a player gets a ball, he has several options. He can pass the ball , throw it or start dribbling (playing the ball several times to the ground). Basically, he can also run two steps without dribbling (in handball there are three). The player usually uses this to set himself apart from the opponent and to lay up a basket for a throw. One form of step error would be if the player took too many steps without dribbling.

A second form of step error relates to the player's standing leg (basketball only). If the player catches the ball while landing on the ground, it depends on which leg hit the ground first. This is also the mainstay. The player can turn around this leg as often as he wants (“ star step ”). However, if he first lifts his standing leg without having dribbled and puts it back on, then this is also a rule violation and the referee decides on step errors.