VOLLEYBALL COURT 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.
A center line is marked at the center of the court dividing it equally into 30 feet squares.
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").
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 is hung directly above the center line at 7 feet 4 inches for women and 8 feet for men.
Volleyball standards should be set at 36 feet apart, 3 feet on either side of the sidelines.
The minimum ceiling height should be 23 feet. Preferably the ceilings should be higher.
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
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
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
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.
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FAMOUS VOLLEYBALL PLAYER
Karch Kiraly is arguably the greatest volleyball player in history of the
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 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,
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
FAMOUS BASKETBALL PLAYER
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known
by his initials, MJ,
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.