BASKETBALL is a popular team game in which two competing teams, most often of five players each, against each other on a circular court are competing for the primary goal of throwing the ball through the hoop of the opposite team while attempting to prevent the other team from scoring through their own hoop. The winner is the team with the most points scored during the allotted timeframe. BASKETBALL is widely known as an instructional sport, in that many colleges and universities offer courses on BASKETBALL, and players regularly participate in camps and training programs designed to improve their skills and knowledge of the sport.
Basketball is played with two balls-one offensive and one defensive. The offensive ball is thrown into the hoop, which is located at the center of the playing area. The defensive ball attempts to stop the ball from hitting the rim or going through the goal frame. Usually, BASKETBALL centers are square, but some BASKETball courts are referred to as perimeter boundaries, because the perimeter line usually marks the border between the foul line and the BASKETball court.
BASKETBALL involves a lot of different skills and mental strategies. Shooting, rebounding, ball handling, and passing are all very important aspects of BASKETball. BASKETball players need to be quick thinkers and well-disciplined, because their every move is monitored by an instructor who makes certain the players are performing at optimum levels. Usually BASKETball starts with a foul being called by either a player or a referee. From there, any player may initiate a play.
There are three basic types of BASKETball plays: running plays, set plays, and isolation plays. Each play type represents a different style of play, but they all start with a player making a basket. BASKETball starts at the free throw line. If there is foul trouble or if the BASKETball official calls a foul, the ball goes to one of the five players on the baseline who then passes it to one of the five players on the court who then scores. BASKETball has no one-man game, so each player can initiate their own play.
As far as skills go, there are not many–just quick hands, a good feel for the game, and a competitive spirit. BASKETball is played in an enclosed court similar to a basketball court, but it consists of fifteen basketball players surrounded by a perimeter that are fifteen feet high, ten feet wide, and three feet tall. Each person on the court can play for a minimum of four minutes, which makes it great for international basketball leagues that need to determine a winner quickly. There is no substitution allowed in a BASKETball game, so once the play has started, only the champions are allowed to stay in the game. So even if your team wants to come out and play an extra four minutes because you are up against time restrictions, you have to play.
The rules for the basketball are very simple. Each team receives five points and any team playing must be within three points of the other team with two three-point goals scored by the players on both teams. The game is played at the foul line, so BASKETball courts tend to be small so that it will be easy to keep the ball in play and to keep the foul line closed. There is also a penalty for going out of bounds on the basketball court, so make sure that you stay within two feet of the sideline, the line of the foul line, or the baseline, which is fifteen feet from the top of the backboard.