Type
Crossword
Description

A basketball shot that misses everything; net, backboard, and rim. Airball
A pass high above the basketball rim that allows a player to catch and slam dunk or drop in the ball in one motion. Ally-oop
A pass to another basketball player that leads directly to a made basket. Assist
The rectangular piece of wood or fiberglass that the rim attaches to. Backboard
The substitute basketball players. Bench
Getting your body between the basketball player and the basket to get a rebound. Block Out or Box Out
When a defensive basketball player makes contact with the basketball while another player is shooting the ball Blocked Shot
In this pass, the basketball bounces about two-thirds of the way from the passer to the receiver. Bounce Pass
A poor shot that bounces hard off the rim or backboard. Brick
When a basketball player moves with the ball without properly dribbling it. Carry the Ball
an offensive foul which occurs when an offensive basketball player runs into a defender who has established position. Charging
the basketball is passed directly from the passer's chest to the receiver's chest. This has the advantage that it takes the least time to complete, as the passer tries to pass as directly straight as possible. Chest Pass
the area bounded by 2 sidelines and 2 end lines containing a basket at each end, in which a basketball game is played. Court
the act of preventing the offense from scoring; the basketball team without the ball. Defense
when two basketball teammates join efforts in guarding a single opponent. Double Team
the act of bouncing the basketball continuously. Dribbling
when a player close to the basket jumps and strongly throws the ball down into it. Dunk
the boundary line behind each basket; also called the baseline. End Line
a basketball play that begins with a defensive rebound by a player who immediately sends an outlet pass toward midcourt to his waiting teammates; these teammates can sprint to their basket and quickly shoot before enough opponents catch up to stop them. Fast Break
when the basketball enters the basket from above during play; worth 2 points, or 3 points if the shooter was standing behind the 3-point line. Field Goal
the two basketball players on the team that are responsible for rebounding and scoring close up to the basket. They are usually taller than the guards Forwards
the painted area bordered by the end line and the foul line, outside which players must stand during a free-throw; also the area an offensive basketball player cannot spend more than 3-seconds at a time in. Foul Lane
the line 15' from the backboard and parallel to the end line from which basketball players shoot free-throws. Foul Line
the two basketball players who usually handle setting up plays and passing to teammates closer to the basket. Guards
Two opposing basketball players jump for a basketball an official tosses above and between them. Jump Ball

Basketball Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A pass to a teammate who scores a basket immediately assist
To get the ball to a teammate pass
To stop a shot from the other team block
The end of the first half of play halftime
The National Basketball Assosiation NBA
Generally awarded after a foul on the shooter from the opposing team free throw
A unblocked shot that doesn't hit the rim or backboard air ball
The half of the court a team is defending backcourt
A pass that bounces before the player receives it bounce pass
Dribbling the ball with two hands on the ball at the same time double dribble
Scoring by holding onto the rim and slamming the ball down slam dunk
An overhead shot taken while jumping jump shot
The free throw lane and the free throw circle key
Spinning in a circle but not lifting up the back foot pivot
Getting the ball after a attempted shot rebound
Shot where the ball hits the rim of the basket rimshot
You have to shoot before the _________________ runs out shot clock
A shot which goes through the net without hitting the rim swish
Move your pivot foot illegally travel
A loss of possession turn over
A defense technique in which each player is responsible for an area of the court zone defence
A defense technique where each player guards a certain opposing player Man-to-man defense
A uniform each player wears that has their team name on it jersey
An attempt to score shot
The people that decide penalties referee

Basketball Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

How many players from a team are on the court at a time? FIVE
The position of the 2 players closest to the basket FORWARD
The player that does the jump ball Center
The position that calls the plays and controls the ball guard
The name of the goal in basketball hoop
The game is played on a ______________________ Court
The object used in the game basketball
The game consists of 4 of these quarters
The name of the profession league of this sport NBA
The shot taken as a result of a penalty free throw
The name of the curved line on the court threepointline
Regular baskets are worth two points
To obtain possession of a missed basket rebound
The movement of the ball by a player dribble
The name of the penalty when a player carries the ball travel
The team who has the ball is on offense
The team without the ball is on defense
a two-point shot attempt made by leaping from below, laying the ball up near the basket, and using one hand to bounce it off the backboard and into the basket layup
a shot taken before the game clock of a quarter expires but does not go in the basket until after the clock expires buzzer beater
a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal assist

Basics of Basketball Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A loss of possession to the opponent. Turnover
An act of blocking or screening a defensive player. Pick
The arc surrounding the basket. Three Point Line
The player represented by the number 1. Point Guard
A foul committed by the offensive player resulting in a turnover. Offensive Foul
A violation of touching the ball when it is either still on the rim or in the cylinder. Basket Interference
A free shot resulted from a foul. Free Throw
Unnecessary contact committed by a player against an opponent. Flagrant One
The player known as the 5. Center
A violation where a player interferes with a shot when it is already on route to the basket. Goaltending
Failure for the ball to go past the half court line within 10 seconds of being inbounded. Ten second violation
Unnecessary contact becoming more excessive and showing possible intended harm to a member of the opposing team. Flagrant Two

Basketball Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Inventor of basketball James Naismith
short distance quick pass from the players chest chest pass
pass that is bounced off the floor bounce pass
a two handed pass that starts with the ball above the players head overhead pass
taking two or more steps without dribbling traveling
dribbles, stops, and dribbles again double dribble
balance, eye, elbow, follow through beef
Used as goals originally peach baskets
a foul called on a player or coach for unsportsmanlike conduct technical foul
putting the ball in play from out of bounds throw in
a free shot awarded to a player from the free throw line for a foul worth 1 pt free throw
a deceptive move toward the basket by a player with the ball fake
team in possession of the ball offensive team
the team that does not have possession of the ball defensive team
putting the ball into play to start the game jump ball
offensive foul in which the player dribbling the ball runs into a stationary defensive player charging
infraction of the rules resulting in a throw in violation

Football Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a player positioned behind the center who directs a team's offensive play quarterback
a defensive player normally positioned behind the line of scrimmage, but in front of the safeties linebacker
an offensive player in the backfield fullback
an offensive back usually positioned behind the quarterback and to the side of the fullback. halfback
an offensive player who is positioned at a distance from the end and is used primarily as a pass receiver widereceiver
a defensive back who normally is positioned well behind the line of scrimmage safety
an exchange made by handing the ball to a teammate handoff
a defensive back positioned to the outside of the linebackers cornerback
happens when a player on one team catches a ball from the quarterback instead of the intented receiver interception
a player who lines up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of scrimmage used primarily for blocking guard
The player who snaps the ball to the quarterback center
a player who runs with the football runningback
a player who serves as a receiver and also as a blocker tightend
the inner member of the offensive line who protect the quarterback and ball carriers(left) leftguard
the inner member of the offensive line who protect the quarterback and ball carriers(right) rightguard
the outer member of the offensive line(left) lefttackle
the outer member of the offensive line(right) righttackle
the inner two members of the defensive line. defensivetackle
the outer two members of the defensive line defensiveend
when the ball is put into play and ends when the ball is ruled dead meaning the play is completed down
the series of plays when the offense has the football drive
a 10-yard-long area at each end of the field endzone
the act of losing possession of the ball while running with it or being tackled fumble
the act of giving the ball to another player handoff
when the 11 players on the field come together to discuss strategy between plays huddle

basketball crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a shot where you jump close by the basket jump shot
another term of bouncing the ball dribbling
to throw the ball to a teammate pass
the team that won the nba finals last year golden state
a way to switch hands in the middle of dribbling crossover
one of the best basketball players of all time micheal jordan
when you take the ball from your oponent steal
finals mvp 2015-16 andre igoudala
has the most nba championship rings bill russell
played 20 whole years with the los angeles lakers kobe bryant
the tallest nba center of all time manute bol
the shortest nba player of all time mugsey boughes
heviest player in nba history (375 pounds) oliver miller
who was the youngest player to play in the nba (18 years and 6 days) Andrew Bynum
the most points in an nba career (38,387) kareem abdul-jabbar
the nba team with the most chapionships (14) boston celtics

Physical Education Basketball Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

seventeen
players
coach
three pointer
pick
dribble
shotting
point guard
traveling
set shot
score
screen
rebound
post
pivot
offense
lay up
jumper
hook
guard
free throw
forward
drive
defense
chest pass
center
Bounce pass
Baseline
Baseball Pass
Backboard

Football Phrases Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the imaginary line separating the teams at the beginning of a play Line of scrimmage
a six-point score made by carrying or passing the ball into the end zone of the opposing side, or by recovering it there following a fumble or blocked kick Touchdown
a chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession Down
a field for football, marked with regularly spaced parallel lines Gridiron
one of a series of marks made along parallel lines that delineate the middle of the field, used to spot the ball after a play ends outside these lines Hash Mark
a goal scored by a placekick, scoring three points Field Goal
a change in the offensive play called by the quarterback at the line of scrimmage Audible
an exchange made by handing the ball to a teammate Handoff
a rapid advance by a defensive player or players, especially toward the quarterback Rush
a football Pigskin
a player positioned behind the center who directs a team's offensive play Quarterback
an offensive player, typically a halfback, who specializes in carrying the ball Running back
an offensive player who is positioned at a distance from the end and is used primarily as a pass receiver Wide Receiver
a defensive player normally positioned behind the line of scrimmage, but in front of the safeties Linebacker
a defensive back who normally is positioned well behind the line of scrimmage Safety
a player normally positioned on the line of scrimmage Lineman
a defensive back positioned to the outside of the linebackers Cornerback
an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle Tight End
an act of tackling a quarterback behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a pass Sack
a protective mask covering the nose and mouth or nose and eyes Face Mask
an act of seizing and stopping a player in possession of the ball by knocking them to the ground Tackle
the rectangular area at each end of the field into which the ball must be carried or passed and caught to score a touchdown End Zone
a ball one downs deliberately behind one's own goal line or that is kicked through one's end zone. It is taken to the 25-yard line to resume play Touchback
a forward pass to a player protected by a screen of blockers Screen Pass
an offensive player in the backfield Fullback
an offensive back usually positioned behind the quarterback and to the side of the fullback Halfback
a quick backward movement of the ball from the ground that begins a play Snap
a very long, typically unsuccessful pass made in a desperate attempt to score late in the game Hail Mary
a player who punts Punter
either of the two upright posts of a goal Goal post
an official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and to arbitrate on matters arising from the play Referee
the time at which half of a game or contest is completed, especially when marked by an intermission Halftime
the National Football League championship game, played annually between the champions of the National and the American Football Conferences Super Bowl
National Football League NFL
a person or thing that is supposed to bring good luck or that is used to symbolize a particular event or organization Mascot
tackle or fend off (a person) by extending an arm rigidly Stiff Arm
a form of team game played in North America with an oval ball on a field marked as a gridiron Football
a disadvantage or handicap imposed on a player or team, typically for infringement of rules Penalty
an intentionally short kick-off that travels forward only slightly further than the legally required distance of 10 yards, and which the kicking team attempts to recover Onside Kick
a play in which one or more defensive backs charge the quarterback of the opposing team Blitz
a kick made after the ball is first placed on the ground Place Kick
either of the two lines bounding the longer sides of a football field Sideline
the manner in which a defender or a defensive team cover a player, an area, or a play Coverage
a timing device that is used to indicate how many seconds remain for the offensive team to start a play before being penalized for delaying the game Play Clock
the players in a team who defend the goal Defense
a squad that is used for kick-offs, punts, and other special plays Special Team
the attacking team or players Offense
a defensive lineman positioned opposite the offensive center Nose Tackle
an official who watches a game or match closely to ensure that the rules are adhered to and to arbitrate on matters arising from the play Referee
(of a lineman) withdraw from and cross behind the line of scrimmage to block opposing players and clear the way for a runner Pull
a move in which a quarterback pretends to hand the ball to a running back but instead makes a pass playaction pass
a pass thrown either sideways or back Lateral
blow a whistle, especially as a signal Whistle
make a sham move to mislead an opponent Juke
a brief break in play Timeout
an instructor or trainer in sport coach
a person taking part in a sport or game player
a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing Fan
each of four equal periods into which a game is divided quarter
an act of catching a pass made by an opposing player interception
to jump over a player while running with the ball Hurdle
(of a quarterback) run with the ball behind the line of scrimmage, avoiding tackles Scramble

Basketball Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

All Star
Backboard
Basketball
Block
center
Coach
Crossover
Defense
DoubleRim
Dribble
Floater
Free Throw
Gatorade
Hoop
Layup
Net
Offense
PeachBaskets
Player
Pointguard
Powerade
powerforward
Rim
Shoot
Shootingguard
Smallforward
Stars
Steal
Three Pointer
Two Pointer

Basketball Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

assist
basketball
defense
dribble
drive
foul
hoop
Jordan
NBA
Nike
overtime
pass
pointgaurd
rebound
shoot
sports
team
throw