After many suggestions, mostly from Sem and me, and text writing by John
Foss, these are the Official Rules to be used at UNICON 10 for basketball.
International Unicycle Federation Guidelines In IUF competition, unicycle
basketball is played using the international rules for regular basketball, at
the time of the competition, with a few changes. The items below, in conjunction
with standard international basketball rules, are what are used for UNICON
> 9 UNICYCLE BASKETBALL
> INTERNATIONAL UNICYCLING FEDERATION GUIDELINES In IUF competition, unicycle
> basketball is played using the international rules for regular basketball with
> a few changes. The items below, in combination with standard international
> basketball rules, are what are
> for UNICON competition.
> 9.1 UNICYCLES For international competitions, the maximum wheel size is
> 24". The
> must not have sharp or protruding parts anywhere which might cause
> This refers especially to quick-release levers and bolts. The pedals must
> plastic or rubber.
> 9.2 STEPS AND TRAVELING The player is allowed two steps. A step is a half
> revolution of the wheel, meaning that each wheel revolution is the
> equivalent of two steps because pedaling with one leg only moves the wheel
> half a revolution. However, if
> a continuation of the play the ball is thrown or passed, an extra (third) half
> revolution is allowed. This extra step is the equivalent to the jump
> regular basketball.
> 9.3 IDLING Idling is equivalent to the pivot foot and therefore is allowed.
> Twisting, where the pedals stay at the same height, while you move the
> unicycle left and right is also considered your pivot foot, and therefore
> allowed. The player must also stay within a one meter diameter from the
> point where
the idling or > twisting started.
> 9.4 PLAYER ON UNICYCLE The player can only play the ball while mounted on the
> unicycle and not touching anything else for support. This applies to
> offense, defense, and during jump balls. As an exception to this rule,
> players may jump off the unicycle for slam dunks and to block shots, as long
> as the player is aware of where the unicycle will end up and that it will
> not cause a safety hazard. If another player is fouled by the player that
> jumped or gets hit
> the abandoned unicycle, a flagrant foul will be called.
> The player throwing the ball inbound must be mounted.
> 9.5 PLAYER OFF UNICYCLE If a player falls and loses the unicycle, the player
> must try to get it
> of the way as soon as possible if it can be done without disrupting the
> of play. If that is not possible, then the player must leave it where it lands
> until it can be retrieved without being disruptive. A violation will result in
> an obstruction call.
> 9.6 FOUR SECOND ZONE The three second zone becomes the four second zone.
> 9.7 INTENTIONAL PUSHING Intentional blind side pushes are considered flagrant
> fouls. Two flagrant fouls by the same player disqualifies him for the rest
> of that game. The referee must understand that often there is lots of
> shuffling and pushing because more than one player is going for the ball or
> because it gets crowded and the rider must look for balance. The referee
> must appreciate
> there is no foul, a regular foul, or a flagrant foul, just like he would
> a conventional game.
> A player off his or her unicycle is considered off-side.
> 9.8 CONTACT OF THE BALL WITH THE UNICYCLE Whether the player is in contact
> with the unicycle or not, it is considered part of the player when a ball
> bounces out of bounds off the unicycle. If this happens the other team gets
> possession of the ball…
> Stay on top, John Foss President, Unicycling Society of America Director,
> International Unicycling Federation (reply to firstname.lastname@example.org)