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Volleyball and basketball

  1. 1. VOLLEYBALL COURT DIMENSIONS Overall Dimensions The overall measurements for a Volleyball court is 60 feet by 30 feet. Each side of the court is therefore 30 feet by 30 feet in size. Center Line A center line is marked at the center of the court dividing it equally into 30 feet squares. Attack Line The attack line is marked 10 feet on each side of the center line of the court. Some rules show the attack line at 9' 10" however that includes the width of the line itself (2"). Service Line A service line is marked 10 feet inside the right sideline on each back line. This is the area from which the server may serve the volleyball. The Net The net is hung directly above the center line at 7 feet 4 inches for women and 8 feet for men. Standards Volleyball standards should be set at 36 feet apart, 3 feet on either side of the sidelines. Ceiling Height The minimum ceiling height should be 23 feet. Preferably the ceilings should be higher.
  2. 2. BASKETBALL COURT DIMENSIONS Length of a basketball court 94 feet (1128 inches) Note: Many high school and college courts are 84 feet. Width of a basketball court 50 feet (600 inches) Size of a basketball backboard Width: 6 feet (72 inches) Height: 3.5 feet (42 inches) Size of a basketball rim The diameter of the rim is 18 inches The top of the rim should be exactly 10 feet (120 inches) off the ground Distance from the backboard to the back of the rim 6 inches Note: In other words, the front of the rim is 24 inches from the backboard (18 inches of which is the rim, and the other 6 inches the flat metal piece connecting the rim to backboard) Distance from the free throw line to the backboard 15 feet (180 inches) from the backboard Note: Due to the fact that the rim protrudes forward from the backboard, the actual distance from the free throw line to the front of the rim is just 13 feet (not including the elevation factor) Size of the key 19 feet (228 inches) from the baseline out of bounds line to the free throw line 12 feet (144 inches) in width, across the lane The basketball 3 point line It’s important to note that the 3 point arc is not the same distance from the center of the rim at all spots. This results from the fact that on the baseline, the 3 point arc begins with a straight line, before starting its curve. Once the curve begins, the distance stays consistent all the way around the arc. For the college and high school 3 point arc, there is a straight line of 5.25 feet (63 inches) that runs until the arc begins. For the NBA 3 point line, there is a straight line of just over 14 feet (approximately 169 inches) before the 3 point arc begins. Once the 3 point arc begins, the college and high school 3 point arc is 19.75 feet (19 feet 9 inches, or 237 inches). The NBA distance is 23.75 feet (23 feet, 9 inches, or 285 inches). However, on the baselines, with a line drawn directly from the center of the rim to the sideline, the NBA distance is 22 feet (264 inches). The markings around the key The blocks are exactly 12 inches in width, and 8 inches deep. The other three tabs on each side of the lane are two inches in width, and 8 inches deep. The distance between the baseline and
  3. 3. the block is exactly 7 feet. The distance from the end of the block to the first line is 3 feet. Each additional line is another 3 feet (36 inches) away from the end of the previous line. However, with each line being 2 inches in width, the distance from the beginning of the first block to the beginning of the following line block is 38 inches. The circle above the key The radius of the half circle above the key is 6 feet (72 inches). The diameter is obviously equal to the width of the key (or the length of the free throw line), 12 feet (144 inches). The NBA charge line The new NBA charge line (in the NBA, players must be outside this arc to take a charge) has a radius of 4 feet (48 inches). The radius’ origin is directly under the center of the rim. The arc stops at a point even with the center of the rim. The preceding information a basketball court layout was brought to you by Better Basketball’s page detailing the perfect basketball court measurement. Please click here for the Better Basketball home page.
  4. 4. FAMOUS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER Karch Kiraly Karch Kiraly is arguably the greatest volleyball player in history of the sport. Karch Kiraly has the most professional career beach volleyball tournament victories (148). Karch Kiraly is the only volleyball player to win three gold medals (1984, 1988, 1996). Karch Kiraly is known as the sparkplug that inspired the 1984 and 1988 USA Men’ s Olympic Volleyball Teams by playing outstanding volleyball and encouraging his teammates to play their best. Wearing his hot pink hat, Karch Kiraly was an easily recognizable figure during his days playing volleyball on the beach. Logan Tom Logan Tom is a phenomenal athlete and one of the most dynamic volleyball players in the world. Logan Tom's impressive talent has made her one of the most famous volleyball players in the world today. At 6 feet 1 inch tall, Logan Tom plays volleyball with strength, power, and grace. Logan Tom was a four-time first-team All-American at Stanford. Logan Tom was a two-time NCAA National Player of the Year. Tom was MVP of the NCAA Final Four in 2001. In the Sydney 2000 Olympics, at 19, Logan Tom was the youngest player on the National Team, yet she started for the team and placed fourth. Logan Tom is an international superstar that has played professionally in Brazil, Italy and Switzerland.
  5. 5. FAMOUS BASKETBALL PLAYER Michael Jeffrey Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ,[1] is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. His biography on the National Basketball Association (NBA) website states, "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."[2] Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.[3] James Yap James Carlos Agravante Yap, Sr. (born February 15, 1982 in Escalante City, Negros Occidental) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the San Mig Coffee Mixers in the Philippine Basketball Association. Yap enjoyed a successful high school basketball career at Bacolod Tay Tung High School and then at Iloilo Central Commercial High School, where he sparked his team to three consecutive Iloilo PRISAA titles. He then went on to play at the collegiate level for the UE Red Warriors and helped the team to the Final Four in 2002 after years of absence. However, the Red Warriors lost to the Blue Eagles, the eventual champions. In the following season of UAAP, Yap led the Red Warriors to the Final Four for the second straight time. Eventually in the semifinals series, the Warriors lost to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws. Nevertheless, Yap was named as the Most Valuable Player in 2003.
  6. 6. Different things about volleyball and basketball There is only so much an athlete can do to maximize performance through training, preparation and nutrition. At some point, your equipment, such as footwear, plays an essential role in your performance. Each sport typically features shoes that have been specifically designed to meet the demands of that sport, though some of the features overlap among different sports. For example, volleyball and basketball shoes are similar, but they also have several differences. Design The overall design of volleyball and basketball shoes is one of the most common differences. For example, volleyball shoes typically have one basic design of shoe to match every player. The design is built to withstand the jumping and lateral agility movements each match demands. Basketball players, meanwhile, can choose from several designs to match the individual playing style and position. For example, power players can choose shoes with maximum cushioning and stability while faster players can choose a lightweight shoe to accent their speed and agility. Materials With the demands of the game, volleyball and basketball shoes are made from slightly different materials. For example, volleyball shoes are typically made with a suede and mesh upper to reduce weight and maximize breathability. Basketball shoes also feature mesh uppers but these will typically be all-synthetic to increase the durability of the shoe during games, retailer Dick's Sporting Goods explains. Cushioning Both basketball and volleyball shoes have cushioning materials to absorb the shock of the impact from the constant running and jumping movements. Essentially, these materials help to reduce the potential for knee and shin injuries. Basketball shoes, for example, typically feature an EVA or polyurethane material in the sole to absorb the impact while improving the stability of the shoe. Volleyball shoes contain EVA but will also contain other shock-absorbing materials such as air, gel or liquid. Stability To maximize performance in basketball and volleyball, it’s essential to have stability and traction on the court. For this reason, the outsoles of both basketball and volleyball shoes are made of specific materials to improve stability and traction. Volleyball shoes, for example, typically have a gum rubber outside that makes the them versatile enough to be used on different styles of playing surfaces. The rubber outsole of basketball shoes, meanwhile, will feature a herringbone pattern for extra traction needed for the game's constant stopping and starting.

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