Rules Mechanics and Interpretations

IMG_0112Current Official FIBA Rules approved by FIBA Central Board June 2018, that govern the game of basketball.

FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2018 As approved by FIBA Central Board Mies, Switzerland on 16th June 2018. These rules are valid as of 1st October 2018.

Download Official Basketball Rules 2018 (PDF)

Interpretations

In addition to the Official Rules, FIBA has produced an Official Interpretations document that aims to convert the principles and concepts of the rulebook into practical and specific situations as they might arise during a normal basketball game.

Download FIBA Official Interpretations (PDF)

Two Person Officiating

A detailed presentation on the mechanics of two-person officiating (2PO), focusing on positioning and the principles of 2PO.

Download Two Person Officiating  (PDF 6 MB)

Three Person Officiating

A detailed presentation on the mechanics of three-person officiating (3PO), focusing on positioning and the principles of 3PO.

Download Three Person Officiating  – Basic Mechanics (PDF 3 MB)

Basketball Equipment

Detailed Official FIBA specifications on equipment and court markings.

Download the Basketball Equipment Policy 2018 (PDF)

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