Learning the rules of basketball

  • Have a ball and hoop

In terms of equipment, all of what you need is a ball with suitable size and a net setting at a height enough challenge which players can shoot through. Meanwhile, with specific requirements of this sport, I will provide below later. In general, the basketball’s history is created from what you do with what you have in the past. For example, in the first period of basketball, the hoop just was a nailed peach crate to the railing but everyone can still play very happy with a soccer ball even an empty box or whatever’s available.


On the today’s market, there are available 4 sizes of basketball: adult sizes for both 2 sexes, intermediate and youth. Now, you can easily buy them in any sporting goods shops with various sizes and materials: rubber and synthetic leather. The most important thing is that the selected ball has to make you as comfortable as possible when shooting without wobbling the player’s wrist. It is very easy for you to find out the good basketball in athletic places, youth centers and gyms for practicing.

A hoop gains standard and regulation must have 18 inches in diameter (45,7 cm) and 10 feet in height. Normally, it is also attached to a board off helping player can bounce shot. In the event of 2 hoops, the full-court basketball is the exact option while in case the 94 foot long court is in every end, it is very essential to get a hoop for shooting around with your friends or playing a half of court.

  •        Break into 2 teams

In the event of 2 teams with 10 players in total, the basketball is the full-court game but with 3 players of each, a half-court ball is still good. In case your group has too many members, the game can till happen as long as you can ensure each team gets enough even numbers of basketball players. Usually, the uneven numbers is used as an alternate member for the last section.


  •        Shoot ball through hoop to score points

With only shot, a basketball player is able to score from 1 to 3 points but it also depends on the position taking on floor.

Do you know why people call “3-point line”? It extends in a half of circle about 6,1 m (20 feet) from the hoop to court. You will have an extra point, if it is beyond and 2 points for all of shots inside circle.

With foul shots, it is worthy to get a point of each, if it happens in 15 feet (4.6 m) free-throw line from hoop. For example, you will get award from 1 to 3 throws, in the event of being fouled after another has accumulated a lot of fouls or in a shoot attempt.


  •        Move ball by passing or dribbling

Once ball is in your hands, you get 2 options: being stationary by a foot on the floor for pivoting from or dribbling and bouncing ball up and down on court’s floor. When planting, you are able to pivot around your foot but you have to ensure that it is still planted, if you aren’t dribbling. Jumping to pass or shoot is accepted but when coming back down, you should get rid of basketball.

Once dribbling, you have to do it continuity during moving until passing, shooting or stopping it in order to plant your pivot one. Once stopping, you can not begin dribbling again. This foul is also known as “double-dribble”. Besides, it is very important and essential for players to avoid over or under dribbles foul. That means you are not allowed to pick up basketball from below or turn ball over for dribbling down. These 2 steps will lead to the traveling violation but you can’t do it, if you stop dribbling.

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