As you know by now, UNICON X looms like it will be a really outstanding event.
Every effort are being made in all its aspects. You should be able to find the
Rules of Racing, Artistic, and Unihockey in the Internet.
Below you will find the suggestions for Basketball in unicycles. These are not
final yet, so we are open to suggestions.
We will follow the International Rules for Conventional Basketball at the time
of competition, with the following adaptations for unicycling:
- Travelling. The 2 steps are converted into 2 half revolutions, not two full
revolutions, because pedalling with one leg only moves the wheel half a
revolution. After the two half revolutions you must throw or pass the ball,
but not idle.
- Idling is equivalent to the pivot foot and therefore is allowed, except as
established above (after the two steps). Twisting, where the pedals stay at
the same height, while you move the unicycle left and right is also
considered as your pivot foot, and therefore allowed. Doing both, (idling and
twisting) before letting the ball go is not allowed and will be considered
- You may not abandon your unicycle while touching the ball. That includes in
offense, defense, and during jump balls. This is for security reasons.
Anytime you touch the ball, you must be in contact with your unicycle, and
not more than one part of your unicycle may be touching the floor. If a
referee appreciates that a person not touching his unicycle intentionally
disrupted a play, he may call a technical foul. The other team will choose a
player to shoot two free throws and will get the ball out of bounds.
- The player throwing the ball inbound must be mounted.
- The three second zone becomes the 4 second zone.
- 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 if there is
no foul, a regular foul, or a flagrant foul, just like he would in a
- If you fall and lose your unicycle, you must try to get it out of the way as
soon as possible if you can do it without disrupting the flow of a player of
the opposite team. If that is not possible, then you must leave it where it
lands until you can retrieve it without being disruptive. A violation should
result in a technical foul.
- A unicycle is considered part of a player when a ball bounces out of bounds
off his unicycle if he is in control of his unicycle at that time. So the
other team gets possesion of the ball. A unicycle is considered part of the
court when the player is not in control of the unicycle, (for example if he
had fallen). What team gets possesion will depend on what had happened
inmediately prior to the ball bouncing off the unicycle.