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Basketball Violation: Carrying / Palming

During a basketball game, many coaches, fans, and youth basketball players commonly misunderstand a carrying / palming violation. A carrying / palming violation occurs when you place your hand underneath the basketball during a dribbling motion and when you grip the ball with your dribbling hand to impede the dribbling motion, resulting in a turnover.

A carrying/palming violation occurs most commonly when you attempt to perform a crossover or when you slowly dribble the ball down the court. Many youth basketball players have developed this bad habit, resulting in unnecessary turnovers.

To avoid the referee from calling a carrying / palming violation on you, make sure that your palm always faces down when you dribble the basketball.

A You Tube video provided by Expert Village visually demonstrates a carrying/palming violation.