Street football (American)
Street football known as backyard football or sandlot football, is a simplified variant of American football played informally by youth. It features far less equipment and fewer rules than its counterparts, but unlike the similar touch football, features full tackling. An organized version has seven players such as in the American 7's Football league. Games are played on fields ranging from as short as 10 to as large as 50 yards, with the occasional game being played on a full-size regulation 100 yard field such as in the A7FL; the larger the field, the more players that can be incorporated into the game. The A7FL plays on a full-size regulation field in regards to length, the width of the field is shortened, from 50 yards, to 40 yards in order to accommodate fewer players on the field. Most forms of backyard or street football use ad hoc house rules that vary from neighborhood to neighborhood; the teams organize each other at the beginning of the game. In the event of an odd number of players, one player will serve as an "official quarterback" or "all-time QB," who plays on offense the whole game and cannot run the ball past the line of scrimmage, or, if more players are on their way, the team, short handed will automatically draft the newcomer upon arrival.
Teams can be identified by memory or by the shirts versus skins system. The two teams organize on opposite sides of the field for the kickoff; because of skill, field size and other issues, this is not a kickoff but rather a punt-off or a throw-off. Many versions skip this process and start the offense at a certain point, similar to a touchback in other national leagues; as in regular American football, each team has four downs per series. In order to achieve a series of downs, backyard football requires the team with the ball to complete two passes or reach a certain point on the field. Few games include enough people, or the proper equipment, to run a chain crew to maintain the 10 yard familiar in most organized leagues; these structures encourages passing plays over running, as does the usual lack of offensive and defensive lines. The use of a center is optional, depending on the rules set forth, other ways to start the play are used in lieu of a snap. Play continues until there is a turnover on downs, an interception occurs, or the team on offense scores a touchdown.
Touchdowns are worth 7, or 1 point depending on the rules set out before the game. In some instances, depending on the width of the field more downs are used or teams are given a certain number of downs to score in as opposed to 4 tries to get a first down. For instance, a team might be given 8 tries to score and advance the ball from where they receive the ball or establish position; the length of a first down may differ due to the lack of a pass rush. For instance, a team may have to advance twenty yards to get a first down in 4 tries. Field goals and extra point kicks are nonexistent, although punts can happen during "4th and 2 completions" situations where the offensive team cannot earn a first down. In the event a touchdown is scored, the team on offense will stay in the end zone in which they had just scored and the other team will go into the main field and field the subsequent kickoff; this rule is some times known as "losers walk". Thus, until an interception or turnover on downs, both teams defend and attempt to score on the same end zone.
Rules vary from neighborhood to neighborhood and are customarily set before each game. There can be a rush on the QB depending on the rules set out before the game. If rushes are allowed, there are 2 rules that are applied: call rush and blitz count. Call rush is the first rule of rushing the QB in street; this is where the defense calls "Blitz" in a loud voice before the offense hikes the ball, signifying that they will rush, but there is a counter effect with this. The QB can get out of the pocket and run without having to pass or hand off the ball the quarterback can call "shotgun" before or after the other team says "blitz" causing the opposite to have to count to 5 or 10 depending on whether or not they called blitz 5 calling "shotgun" adds 5 seconds to the blitz count; the second, more common, rush QB rule is Mississippi rush, so called because the blitzing player must insert the word "Mississippi" between numbers so as not to allow the player to count ridiculously fast and give the quarterback no time to throw.
Sometimes the two rules are combined, allowing one separate call of "Blitz!" per set of 4 downs. The other option to handle a rush is to use an offensive center to block any pass rush. A line is rare in street, the act of a center snapping to a quarterback is optional and impossible in 2 on 2; when a center is used, the center is eligible as a receiver. The center sneak, wherein the center
An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other; the games can be held between parts of the same team. An exhibition game may be used to settle a challenge, to provide professional entertainment, to promote the sport, to commemorate an anniversary or a famous player, or to raise money for charities. Several sports leagues hold all-star games to showcase their best players against each other, while other exhibitions games may pit participants from two different leagues or countries to unofficially determine who would be the best in the world. International competitions like the Olympic Games may hold exhibition games as part of a demonstration sport.
In the early days of football, friendlies were the most common type of match. However, since the development of The Football League in England in 1888, league tournaments became established, in addition to lengthy derby and cup tournaments. By the year 2000, national leagues were established in every country throughout the world, as well as local or regional leagues for lower level teams. Since the introduction of league football, most club sides play a number of friendlies before the start of each season. Friendly football matches are considered to be non-competitive and are only used to "warm up" players for a new season/competitive match. There is nothing competitive at stake and some rules may be changed or experimented with; such games take place between a large club and small clubs that play nearby, such as those between Newcastle United and Gateshead. Although most friendlies are one-off matches arranged by the clubs themselves, in which a certain amount is paid by the challenger club to the incumbent club, some teams do compete in short tournaments, such as the Community Shield, Emirates Cup, Teresa Herrera Trophy, International Champions Cup and the Amsterdam Tournament.
Although these events may involve sponsorship deals and the awarding of a trophy and may be broadcast on television, there is little prestige attached to them. International teams play friendlies in preparation for the qualifying or final stages of major tournaments; this is essential, since national squads have much less time together in which to prepare. The biggest difference between friendlies at the club and international levels is that international friendlies take place during club league seasons, not between them; this has on occasion led to disagreement between national associations and clubs as to the availability of players, who could become injured or fatigued in a friendly. International friendlies give team managers the opportunity to experiment with team selection and tactics before the tournament proper, allow them to assess the abilities of players they may select for the tournament squad. Players can be booked in international friendlies, can be suspended from future international matches based on red cards or accumulated yellows in a specified period.
Caps and goals scored count towards a player's career records. In 2004, FIFA ruled that substitutions by a team be limited to six per match in international friendlies in response to criticism that such matches were becoming farcical with managers making as many as 11 substitutions per match. Matches in multinational football tournaments such as the King's Cup, the Kirin Cup, the China Cup are considered international friendlies by FIFA. In the UK and Ireland, "exhibition match" and "friendly match" refer to two different types of games; the types described above as friendlies are not termed exhibition matches, while annual all-star matches such as those held in the US Major League Soccer or Japan's Japanese League are called exhibition matches rather than friendly matches. A one-off match for charitable fundraising involving one or two all-star teams, or a match held in honor of a player for contribution to his/her club, may be described as exhibition matches but they are referred to as charity matches and testimonial matches respectively.
A bounce game is a non-competitive football match played between two sides as part of a training exercise or to give players match practice. Managers may use bounce games as an opportunity to observe a player in action before offering a contract; these games are played on a training ground rather than in a stadium with no spectators in attendance. Exhibition fights were once common in boxing. Jack Dempsey fought many exhibition bouts after retiring. Joe Louis fought a charity fight on his rematch with Buddy Baer, but this was not considered an exhibition as it was for Louis' world Heavyweight title. Muhammad Ali fought many exhibitions, including one with Lyle Alzado. In more modern times, Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Jorge Castro, Óscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have been involved in exhibition fights. Although not fought for profit, amateur bouts and sparring sessions are not considered to be exhibition fights. Prior to the
A referee or ref is the person of authority in a variety of sports, responsible for presiding over the game from a neutral point of view and making on-the-fly decisions that enforce the rules of the sport, including sportsmanship decisions such as ejection. The official tasked with this job may be known, in addition to referee, by a variety of other titles as well, including umpire, arbiter, linesman, timekeeper, touch judge or Technical Official; the term "referee" originated in association football. The team captains would consult with each other in order to resolve any dispute on the pitch; this role was delegated to an umpire. Each team would bring their own partisan umpire allowing the team captains to concentrate on the game; the referee, a third "neutral" official was added. The referee did not take his place on the pitch until 1891. Today, in many amateur football matches, each side will still supply their own partisan assistant referees to assist the neutral referee appointed by the governing football association if one or both assistant referees are not provided.
In this case, the role of the linesmen is limited to indicating out of play and cannot decide off side. An umpire is an official in the sport of Australian rules football. Games are overseen by one to three field umpires, two to four boundary umpires, two goal umpires. A game of bandy is officiated by a referee, the authority and enforcer of the rules, whose decisions are final; the referee may be assisted by two assistant referees. In baseball and softball, there is a head umpire, in charge of calling balls and strikes from behind the plate, assisted by one, three, or five field umpires who make calls on their specific bases. On any question, the head umpire has the final call. In international basketball and in college basketball, the referee is the lead official in a game, is assisted by either one or two umpires. In the National Basketball Association, the lead official is referred to by the term crew chief and the two other officials are referees. All of the officials in a basketball game are accepted to have the same authority as the lead official and therefore they are collectively known as the officials or referees.
In boxing a referee is the person. He gives instructions to the fighters and stops the count when a competitor is down, makes the determination to stop a fight when a competitor cannot continue without endangering his health. In cricket, the match referee is an off-field official who makes judgements concerning the reputable conduct of the game and hands out penalties for breaches of the ICC Cricket Code of Conduct. On-field decisions relevant to the play and outcome of the game itself are handled by two on-field umpires, although an off-field third umpire may help with certain decisions. In cue sports, such as billiards and snooker, matches are presided over by a referee; the referee will determine all matters of fact relating to the rules, maintain fair playing conditions, call fouls, take other action as required by these rules. A commissaire is an official in competitive cycling. A fencing match is presided over by a referee. An umpire in field hockey is a person with the authority to make decisions on a hockey field in accordance with the laws of the game.
Each match is controlled by two such umpires, where it is typical for umpires to aid one another and correct each other when necessary. A referee in figure skating sits in the middle of the judges panel and manages and has full control over the entire event; the referee represents the International Skating Union at international events. Referees for international events are trained by the International Skating Union. There are two levels of referee, International Referee and ISU Referee, with ISU Referees ranking higher. In Synchronized Ice Skating, there are two Referees. One, sits with the Judges as with ordinary competition and operates a touch screen computer, inputing deductions and marking the skaters; the other, known as the Assistant Referee — Ice, stands by the barrier where the teams enter the ice. The ARI communicates with the event Referee and supervises teams. A floorball game is controlled by two referees with equal power. An American football referee is responsible for the general supervision of the game and has the final authority on all rulings.
The referee is assisted by up to six other officials on the field. These officials are referred to as "referees" but each has a title based on position and responsibilities during the game: referee, head linesman, line judge, back judge, side judge, field judge. An association football match is presided over by a referee, whom the Laws of the Game give "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed"; the referee is oftentimes assisted by two assistant referees, sometimes by a fourth official. In UEFA football 2 additional assistant referees are used, each one standing next to a goal post and directly behind the goal line, to watch for fouls occurring within the penalty area and to see if the ball enters the goal. There are 7 officials in Gaelic football. A main referee follows the play around the field and has the final authority on decisions such as fouls
Amateur sports are sports in which participants engage or without remuneration. The distinction is made between amateur sporting participants and professional sporting participants, who are paid for the time they spend competing and training. In the majority of sports which feature professional players, the professionals will participate at a higher standard of play than amateur competitors, as they can train full-time without the stress of having another job; the majority of worldwide sporting participants are amateurs. Sporting amateurism was a zealously guarded ideal in the 19th century among the upper classes, but faced steady erosion throughout the 20th century with the continuing growth of pro sports and monetisation of amateur and collegiate sports, is now held as an ideal by fewer and fewer organisations governing sports as they maintain the word "amateur" in their titles. Modern organized sports developed in the 19th century, with the United Kingdom and the United States taking the lead.
Sporting culture was strong in private schools and universities, the upper and middle class men who attended those institutions played as amateurs. Opportunities for working classes to participate in sport were restricted by their long six-day work weeks and Sunday Sabbatarianism. In the UK, the Factory Act of 1844 gave working men half a day off, making the opportunity to take part in sport more available. Working class sportsmen found it hard to play top level sport due to the need to turn up to work. On occasion, cash prizes in individual competitions, could make up the difference; as professional teams developed, some clubs were willing to make "broken time" payments to players, i.e. to pay top sportsmen to take time off work, as attendances increased, paying men to concentrate on their sport full-time became feasible. Proponents of the amateur ideal deplored the influence of the effect it has on sports, it was claimed that it is in the interest of the professional to receive the highest amount of pay possible per unit of performance, not to perform to the highest standard possible where this does not bring additional benefit.
The middle and upper class men who dominated the sporting establishment not only had a theoretical preference for amateurism, they had a self-interest in blocking the professionalization of sport, which threatened to make it feasible for the working classes to compete against themselves with success. Working class sportsmen didn't see. Hence there were competing interests between those who wished sport to be open to all and those who feared that professionalism would destroy the'Corinthian spirit'; this conflict played out over the course of more than one hundred years. Some sports dealt with it easily, such as golf, which decided in the late 19th century to tolerate competition between amateurs and professionals, while others were traumatized by the dilemma, took generations to come to terms with professionalism to a result of causing a breakdown in the sport. Corinthian has come to describe one of the most virtuous of amateur athletes—those for whom fairness and honor in competition is valued above victory or gain.
The Corinthian Yacht Club was established in Essex in 1872 with "encouragement of Amateur Yacht sailing" as its "primary object." To that end, club rules ensured that crews consisted of amateurs, while "no professional or paid hand is allowed to touch the tiller or in any way assist in steering." Although the RCYC website derives the name Corinthian from the Isthmian Games of ancient Corinth, the Oxford English Dictionary derives the noun Corinthian from "the proverbial wealth and licentiousness of ancient Corinth", with senses developing from "a wealthy man" through "a licentious man" and "a man of fashion about town" to "a wealthy amateur of sport who rides his own horses, steers his own yacht, etc". Dixon Kemp wrote in A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing published in 1900, "The term Corinthian half a century ago was applied to the aristocratic patrons of sports, some of which, such as pugilism, are not now the fashion."The "Corinthian ideal" of the gentleman amateur developed alongside muscular Christianity in late Victorian Britain, has been analysed as a historical social phenomenon since the 20th century.
The Corinthian Football Club founded in 1882 was the paragon of this. In the United States, "Corinthian" came to be applied in particular to amateur yachtsman, remains current as such and in the name of many yacht clubs. By the early 21st century the Olympic Games and all the major team sports accepted professional competitors. However, there are still some sports which maintain a distinction between amateur and professional status with separate competitive leagues; the most prominent of these are boxing. In particular, only amateur boxers could compete at the Olympics up to 2016. Problems can arise for amateur sportsmen when sponsors offer to help with an amateur's playing expenses in the hope of striking lucrative endorsement deals with them in case they become professionals at a date; this practice, dubbed "shamateurism", was present as early as in the 19th century. As financial and political stakes in high-level were becoming higher, shamateurism became all the more widespread, reaching its peak in the 1970s and 1980s, when the International Olympic Committee started moving towards acc
Street hockey is a variation of the sport of ice hockey where the game is played outdoors on foot, or with inline or roller skates using a ball or puck. Both ball and puck are designed to be played on non-ice surfaces; the object of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by shooting the ball or puck into the opposing team's net. Street hockey in pickup form is played under the following guidelines since there are no "official rules" for local pickup hockey: Physical contact between players is limited to avoid injury. Minimal or no hockey equipment is worn depending on players' preferences. Players agree whether or not to allow slap shots and raising of the stick, both of which can incur serious injury to players, as there is minimal or no equipment worn. Players determine whether to use a tennis ball, or a street hockey puck. There is no referee except. In its most pure form, street hockey is always played on an outdoor surface, which the genesis of the name street hockey. Teams can be selected by various methods but are selected by captains via alternate selection of available players.
Alternatively, all the players put their sticks in a pile and the sticks are tossed out of the pile to opposing sides. In more organized forms, it is played in rinks which were designed for roller hockey and can be indoor or outdoor rinks. There are rinks built for hockey played on foot, they are referred to as dek hockey or ball hockey rinks; such rinks can be used for roller hockey games. Road hockey is believed to have begun when roads started getting paved in wealthier parts of North America, around the turn of the 20th century; the term street hockey was thus started in Canada at some similar time, but a search of records on the internet and in several libraries by fans of hockey, in general, has not turned up an exact year. The sport and thus the term street hockey spread south to the United States. Most people who play the sport agree that no single person or entity invented the term "street hockey" but that it invented itself, just like the term "ice hockey," since it describes a form of hockey.
People would play the game out in the street so they had to ask people to play by asking them if wanted to play hockey out in the street. As children and teenagers all ice hockey players work on their skills and practice their games by playing street hockey alone in driveways or out in the street in front of their houses. Throughout the history of organized hockey, many professional ice players participate in various promotional street hockey games and charity events appearing as part of the respective National Hockey League team's youth street hockey programs. Since not every ice hockey player can be on the ice at all times, the vast majority play some form of street hockey either for pure enjoyment, to better their overall hockey skills, or both. Since the cost of smaller-sized home ice rinks was too expensive for professional players, many would play street hockey throughout the summer months to keep in shape physically; that offered them a chance to work on various different aspects of the game in a cost-effective manner.
Before the era of big salaries, many semi-professional and professional players would play in pickup games with each other when they lived within driving distance of each other. It was only in the early 1970s, when Raymond W. Leclerc, the founder of the Mylec Corporation and the creator of the No Bounce orange ball, along with several prominent players in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada, established rules for the more organized forms of the game; these rule were adopted by most leagues in the area and eventually spread throughout the US and Canada by a printed rulebook, which people could purchase. LeClerc is informally recognized as the "Father of Street Hockey."After a few years of experimenting with all the dynamics, Leclerc built a model site in 1974 to play and advance the game in Leominster, Massachusetts. The site, Leominster DekHockey Centre, has 3 outdoor rinks all with modular sport court surfaces and is informally known as the "Home of DekHockey." The organized version of street hockey with teams competing in leagues caught on with a large number of players in Toronto, Ontario, New York, Long Island, New Jersey and Maryland.
Various leagues and tournaments soon were springing up throughout those regions. The game spread South and West as the Northeast US players relocated to different areas of the United States and Canadian players moved outside of the Ontario and Quebec provinces. In Canada, the sport was organized for tournament play on a provincial and national level in the late 1970s, with the founding of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association. More formal organization of the sport followed, which led to provincial tournaments and the Canadian National Championships. Street hockey is based on ice hockey, the overall purpose is the same: to score more goals than your opponent by shooting the ball or puck into the opposing team's net using your stick, it is played on foot on some outdoor asphalt, cement or modular sport surface. The most popular balls of choice are orange "no bounce" plastic balls that are made for street hockey, as well as tennis balls. Pucks are used due to the playing surface, but, in some instances, a special puck designed with bearings for roller hockey can be used.
If a puck is used the players agree for safety purposes to make every effort to keep the puck on the g
Shinny is an informal type of hockey played on ice. It is used as another term for street hockey. There are no formal rules or specific positions, there are no goaltenders; the goal areas at each end may be marked by nets, or by objects, such as stones or blocks of snow. Body checking and lifting or "roofing/reefing/raising the puck" are forbidden because the players are not wearing protective equipment. Shinny is a game that all levels of hockey enthusiasts can play because it requires no rink, requires no skills except ability to hold a stick and at the least to try to touch the puck or ball when it goes by. Shinny may be non-competitive and recreational. In his book Country on Ice, Doug Beardsley claims that most Canadian hockey professional players have played some form of shinny in their youth. There is a common ritual for choosing teams, which has each player "throwing" their hockey stick into a pile at centre ice, or the middle area between two nets. If there are not enough people on the rink who are playing an organized game, one player may approach another player and ask, "Wanna get a game goin', bud?", or toss his own stick into the middle.
Once people follow suit and enough sticks are in the pile, someone divides the pile into two smaller piles strategically assigning sticks to one side or another. Players pick up their own sticks, the teams having been formed. If there are too many players for the size of playing area, three teams may be created, with one team waiting to play the winner. Otherwise, the two teams can put the extra players on the "bench," allowing for players to rest between shifts. Teams are formed with intent to divide the group into equal levels of skills among the players. Players joining after play has started are told "which way they are going" based upon the score of the game and their skill level; some games continue for many hours with a variety of players participating for as long. Shinny believed to be a precursor to ice hockey, was informal enough in its formative years that the pucks and sticks were makeshift. During the Great Depression, for example, northern boys used tree branches or broomhandles as sticks, a tin can, a piece of wood, a frozen road apple as a puck.
Any object about the right size might serve as a puck. The name is derived from the Scottish game shinty and indeed shinny was a common name for one of shinty's many regional variations in Scotland. Shinny, a Canadian term, is called scrimmage, pick-up hockey, drop-in hockey and puck, or RAT Hockey in the United States, is not played. In some municipalities around the world where the climate permits, part of a city's taxes may go to the formal set-up and maintenance of skating rinks designed for shinny. In some cities, such as Montreal; the City of Toronto, Canada, known for both its hockey fan reputation and fresh waves of new immigrants, hosts free or low-cost shinny sessions and has programs for adults to learn how to shinny on city rinks. The programs, expanded in 2011, include parent/child shinny and two levels of beginner, are supervised by city-paid coaches. U. S. Pond Hockey Championships ShinnyUSA - Lifetime Adult Hockey Pickup Hockey - Local Toronto Pickup Shinny Group for Beginners & Intermediate Players
Streetball or street basketball is a variation of basketball played on outdoor courts, featuring less formal structure and enforcement of the game's rules. As such, its format is more conducive to allowing players to publicly showcase their own individual skills. Streetball may refer to other urban sports played on asphalt, it is popular and important in New York City. Some places and cities in the United States have organized streetball programs, operated to midnight basketball programs. Many cities host their own weekend-long streetball tournaments, with Hoop-It-Up and the Houston Rockets' Blacktop Battle being two of the most popular. Since the mid-2000s, streetball has seen an increase in media exposure through television shows such as ESPN's Street Basketball and City Slam, as well as traveling exhibitions such as the AND1 Mixtape Tour, YPA, Ball4Real, it is popular in other countries like Philippines. Most of their streets have their own basketball court. Tournaments are organized during summer and holiday season.
Divisions are divided into 4 brackets, Midget, Junior,and Senior division. Streetball rules vary from court to court. Players divide into teams by alternating choices. No referees are employed, so invariably a "call your own foul" rule is in effect, a player who believes he has been fouled needs to call out "Foul!", play will be stopped, with the ball awarded to the fouled player's team. Calling fouls is disfavored; the etiquette of what rightly constitutes a foul, as well as the permissible amount of protestation against such a call, are the products of individual groups, of the seriousness of a particular game. Other violations which are enforced include traveling, double-dribble, kicking and backcourt violation. Since there are not always enough players to play on a full court and full-court games are more physically demanding, the majority of Streetball games are played on a half court. Special rules have been developed for half-court play: At the beginning of the game and after each made basket, play begins at the top of the key.
A "checking" system is used to ensure. This involves the offensive player saying "check" while throwing the ball to his defender; the defender makes sure his/her team is ready and throws the ball back to begin play. If the ball goes out of bounds during play, the ball can either be checked from out of bounds near where the ball went out or at the top of the key, depending on the rules established before the game. FIBA had to add the ‘check clock’ rule into play in their streetball tournaments due to some players taking excruciatingly long amounts of time to check the ball, interrupting the flow of play; this ‘check clock’ means that when the defending player has been checked the ball, he has to return it within 5 seconds. If the defending team gains possession of the ball through a steal, block, or rebound, they must take the ball out to beyond the three-point line before they can score a basket; this does not need to be at the top of the key and no checking is required. This is analogous to taking the ball to the other side of the court in a full-court game.
A common feature of street basketball is the pick up game. To participate in most streetball games around the world, one goes to an outdoor court where people are playing, indicates a wish to participate, from all the players who were at the court before one has played, two players acting as "captains" will get to pick their team out of the players available and play a game; the team captains alternate their choices, but different courts have differing rules in regards to player selection. Many games play up to 11, 13, 15, or 21 points with baskets counting for 1 and 2 points, it is possible to do, or 1's only - each basket counts as 1 point 2's only - each basket counts as 2 points 1's and 2's - each basket counts as 1 point if inside the arc, or 2 points if outside the arc 2's and 3's - each basket counts as 2 points if inside the arc, or 3 points if outside the arc 1's, 2's and 3's - You need at least 3 teams for this, baskets count as 1 or 2 points until one of the 3 teams score a certain number of points the other 2 teams play for second place with baskets counting for 2 and 3 points Players play'win by 2' which, as in tennis, means that the team has to win by a margin of at least 2 points.
Sometimes a local "dead end" limit applies. The most common streetball game is 3 on 3 played half court. Another common variation to the rules is the "skunk" rule; this means that if a player reaches a certain point without the other player scoring, the game is over. The skunk rule limit can vary, but is used at the score 7 to 0. Sometimes in a half-court game, a "winner's ball" or "make it, take it" rule is used; this means. Full court basketball is not played with these rules, but, in most instances, the winning team gets to choose which basketball and which direction they get to use. If the ball goes out of bounds players must check up. Ano