Jump Ball Violation, jumper contacts the ball before it reaches it’s apex

This is an example of a jump ball violation committed by a participating jumper. The ball must reach the apex of its toss before either jump ball participant can touch it. On this play, the jumper in the blue uniform steals the toss by touching the ball before it reaches its apex. This is a violation on the player in the blue uniform, and following the violation, the ball is awarded to the opposing team at the sideline nearest the spot of the violation.