Two years ago
Definition of a "Carry"
A serious question for the experts.
When coaching and reffing kids, twas taught that ANY placing of the hand substantially below 90 degree (ie 3 O'Clock) (whilst dribbling) should be called a Carry, but I don't know if that was 100% accurate or stanted towards encouraging correct technique. Rarely see it called at pro level, so not really sure.
I don't even know if there is a specific rule that actually identified a carry? Perhaps only the rule that a dribble is ended when it comes to rest?
There's two occurrence I have seen that I question:
1) The player allows the ball to bounce above his hand, then briefly allows the ball to rest on his upturned hand, before rotating his hand/arm to the top position as the ball falls, and continuing the dribble.
2) the player allows the ball to bounce high (from a dribble) then immediately uses his hand to push the ball into a pass to another player. I THOUGHT that was only permissible with a BOUNCE pass???