I’m Ritchie Greer with Expert Village. Oh,
drawing charges. Why do we draw charges? How do we draw charges? First thing is, the defender
has to make it to his spot before the offensive player has an opportunity to make it there.
It’s all about timing and being in position. Now, as you see, Wes started over here, he
saw my path was going to be through here, so he was able to make a step and gain position
in enough time to establish that spot as being his. Once he is here as an offensive player,
I cannot go through him. He has his space. So, like I said, once again, he came in, he
got the space before I was able to attain that space. I can’t go through him. We make
contact, which most of the time means, when we make contact, he falls down, the ref will
come up and that will be a charge, and the defensive team gets the ball. Drawing charges:
it can win or lose a game.