Basketball Court 1 Basketball is a team sport. Two teams of five players each try to score by shooting a ball througha hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is ahoop at each end. The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line. If the offensive team puts theball into play behind the mid-court line, it has ten seconds to get the ball over the mid-court line. If it doesnt, thenthe defence gets the ball. Once the offensive team gets the ball over the mid-court line, it can no longer havepossession of the ball in the area in back of the line. If it does, the defence is awarded the ball.The ball is moved down the court toward the basket by passing or dribbling. The team with the ball is called theoffense. The team without the ball is called the defence. They try to steal the ball, contest shots, steal and deflectpasses, and garner rebounds.When a team makes a basket, they score two points and the ball goes to the other team. If a basket, or field goal, ismade outside of the three-point arc, then that basket is worth three points. A free throw is worth one point. Freethrows are awarded to a team according to some formats involving the number of fouls committed in a half and/orthe type of foul committed. Fouling a shooter always results in two or three free throws being awarded the shooter,depending upon where he was when he shot. If he was beyond the three-point line, then he gets three shots. Othertypes of fouls do not result in free throws being awarded until a certain number have accumulated during a half.Once that number is reached, then the player who was fouled is awarded a 1-and-1 opportunity. If he makes hisfirst free throw, he gets to attempt a second. If he misses the first shot, the ball is live on the rebound. Each game is divided into sections. All levels have two halves. In college, each half is twenty minutes long. In highschool and below, the halves are divided into eight (and sometimes, six) minute quarters. In the pros, quarters aretwelve minutes long. There is a gap of several minutes between halves. Gaps between quarters are relatively short.If the score is tied at the end of regulation, then overtime periods of various lengths are played until a winneremerges.Each team is assigned a basket or goal to defend. This means that the other basket is their scoring basket. Athalftime, the teams switch goals. The game begins with one player from either team at centre court. A referee willtoss the ball up between the two. The player that gets his hands on the ball will tip it to a teammate. This is called atip-off. In addition to stealing the ball from an opposing player, there are other ways for a team to get the ball.One such way is if the other team commits a foul or violation.
When a team makes a basket, they score two points and the ball goes to the other team. If abasket, or field goal, is made outside of the three-point arc, then that basket is worth three points.A free throw is worth one point. Free throws are awarded to a team according to some formatsinvolving the number of fouls committed in a half and/or the type of foul committed. Fouling ashooter always results in two or three free throws being awarded the shooter, depending uponwhere he was when he shot. If he was beyond the three-point line, then he gets three shots. Othertypes of fouls do not result in free throws being awarded until a certain number have accumulatedduring a half. Once that number is reached, then the player who was fouled is awarded a 1-and-1opportunity. If he makes his first free throw, he gets to attempt a second. If he misses the firstshot, the ball is live on the rebound. Each game is divided into sections. All levels have two halves. In college, each half is twentyminutes long. In high school and below, the halves are divided into eight (and sometimes, six)minute quarters. In the pros, quarters are twelve minutes long. There is a gap of several minutesbetween halves. Gaps between quarters are relatively short. If the score is tied at the end ofregulation, then overtime periods of various lengths are played until a winner emerges.Each team is assigned a basket or goal to defend. This means that the other basket is their scoringbasket. At halftime, the teams switch goals. The game begins with one player from either team atcentre court. A referee will toss the ball up between the two. The player that gets his hands on theball will tip it to a teammate. This is called a tip-off. In addition to stealing the ball from an opposingplayer, there are other ways for a team to get the ball.One such way is if the other team commits a foul or violation.
PositionsThere are 5 positions in basketball such as:.Player one is called the point guard so usually the best ball dribbler..player two is called shooter guard witch manly does what point guarddoes.. Player three is called small forward. Not necessarily a great ballhandler, but normally the teams best perimeter shooter. A goodshooting guard..player 4 is called Power Forward Has muscles or at least a little bulk.Must be able to catch passes and hit shots near the basket. Agood, rugged rebounder, but athletic enough to move with somequickness around the lane on offense and defence. Player 5 is called centre/post the tallest player on the team. Should beable to post up offensively.
History 1891: Dr. James Naismith invents the game of basketball to meet the needs of the Young Mens Christian Association International Training School at Springfield, Massachusetts (USA). 1892The first official game is played on 11 March 1892. With a crowd of 200 people, the game was played betweenteachers and students of the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. The students won 5-1 and Amos Alonzo was theonly scorer of the teachers team.1893On 22 March 1893 Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, hosted the first womens basketball game. Nomen were allowed to watch the game. 1898Although basketball had already started to be played around the world, it experienced phenomenal success in theUSA. In 1898 the first professional league was created in the USA, gathering six teams in a competition which wasto last six years.1904For the first time basketball is played at the Olympics in Los Angeles as an exhibition sport.1905The first recorded game of basketball in Australia is played at the YMCA in Melbourne.1919 The first international game was played at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris. The competition was won by the USA, who defeated France and Italy.1930Basketball is officially recognised as an Olympic sport.
History1931The Victorian Basketball Association (VBA) was established with Ivor Burge largelyresponsible having got together the YMCA and church groups.1932Initially created under the name of International Basketball Federation (FIBB), FIBA wasborn on 18 June 1932. Eight countries were the founding members:Argentina, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia.1936Basketball makes its first appearance on the programme at the Olympic Games in Berlin.Twenty-one countries take part. The games are played in the open on the Reichssportfeldtennis courts. The jump ball at the beginning of the first game between France and Estoniais administered by Dr James Naismith. The United States takes gold but dominates thescores only narrowly: 19-8 against Canada and 25-10 against Mexico, the two othermedallists in this first Olympic tournament. In the same year, the South Australian Metropolitan Basketball Association is founded.
1938The NSW Basketball Association is formed behind the efforts of Jack Small and EricCallaway.1939The forerunner to the Australian Basketball Federation, the Amateur Basketball Unionof Australia was formed. Originally, the ABU was an association between the NSW andVictorian Basketball Associations.1950The first FIBA World Championships for Men were held in Argentina from 22nd Octoberto 3rd November 1950. Argentina took out gold, the USA silver and Chile bronze. FIBAlimited the number of participating teams to ten, the three best teams at thepreceding Olympic Games, the two best teams from Asia, Europe and South-America,plus the organising country which was automatically qualified.1946The first Australian National Mens Championships were played in Sydney whereNSW defeated Victoria 50-44.In the same year, the forerunner of the NBA (the Basketball Association of America),was founded on 6 June 1946 in New York.Basketball Queensland was also established in 1946.
1948Australia becomes the fifty-second affiliated member ofthe International Basketball Federation (FIBA).1953The first FIBA World Championships for Women was heldin Chile in 1953, with the USA winning gold, Chile silverand France bronze. Ten teams took part, with eightrepresentatives from the Americas and two from Europe.Games were played on a specially built wooden platformconstructed in the middle of the national stadium, whichheld 35,000 spectators and was so full during thetournament that Chiles President had trouble reachinghis reserved seat.
1984Australias womens national team participate in the Olympics forthe first time in Los Angeles, finishing fifth. 1993The Australian Womens Youth Team wins a gold medal at theWorld Championship in Korea, defeating Russia and makinghistory by being the first Australian team to win a WorldChampionship.1994The 12th Womens World Championships are held from 2 -12 Junein Australia for the first time. 1995The Australian Mens Youth team finished second behind Greeceat the FIBA World Championships, achieving the highest placingand medal of any Australian mens team to date.
1996The Opals win our first-ever Olympic medal, finishing third at the Barcelona Games towin bronze.1997The Australian 22 & Under Mens team win gold as host nation of the 2nd WorldChampionship for Young Men in Melbourne in August.The Gems Australian Junior Womens team loses to the USA in overtime to win silver atthe World Championship in Brazil.2000The Opals finish second at the Sydney Olympic Games to win silver, our best result todate.
2003 The Opals finish second at the Sydney Olympic Games to win silver, our best result to date. 2004The Opals equal Australias best-ever result by finishing second at the AthensOlympic Games to win silver. 2006The defence jobs Opals win the FIBA World Championship for Women inBrazil.The defence jobs Opals and Australia Post Boomers both win gold medals inthe 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne. 2008Australias mens wheelchair basketball team, the Rollers, win a Gold Medalat the Paralympic Games in Beijing; Australias senior womens basketballteam, the Opals, win a Silver Medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing;Australias womens wheelchair basketball team, the Gliders, win a BronzeMedal at the Paralympic Games in Beijing.
Best famale basketballerLauren Elizabeth Jackson is an Australianprofessional basketball player. The daughter oftwo national basketball teams players, Jacksonwas awarded a scholarship to the AustralianInstitute of Sport in 1997, when she was 16. shehas played at the Olympics 3 timesBorn: May 11, 1981 (age 31), AlburyHeight: 1.96 mWeight: 85 kgSalary: 105,500 USD (2012)
Best male basketballer Michael JordanBasketball Player Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats. WikipediaBorn: February 17, 1963 (age 50), Brooklyn Height: 1.98 mCareer start: 1984
State basketball State basket ball starts in year 6 (12) than you make country state for each age than there is U/16 state which is in year 8 (14) and 9 (15) witch is where it all starts than you try out for the U/22 state witch is for year 12 (18) to 21 years old
Olympics The Olympics first started in 1896 it is still going today there are many sports from swimming to running people usually go to the olymics at 16 and stop when they retire with is any age. You have to be one of the best in your country to make it witch means working really hard for austraila you usually go to the AIS ( Australian institute of sport) witch you can go to at the age of 14 but you would have to be very good its were u go to school and just train train train.
Olympic sportsArchery , badminton , basketball , beachvolleyball,boxing,canoekayak,cycling,diving,equestrian,fencing,field hockey , golf ,gymnastics , handball , judo , modern pentathlon , Rowing , rugby7s,Sailing,Shooting,soccor ,football , Swimming , synchronized swimmingtable tennis ,Taekwondo , tennistrack and field , triathlon (swimming, biking, running), Volleyball , water polo,Weightlifting, wrestling. gold silver bronze
Sponsors Australian Sports Commission AffiliatesFIBA OceaniaAustralian Olympic CommitteeAustralian Paralympic CommitteeAustralian Institute of Sport Platinum PartnersGolden Star - naming rights sponsor to the BoomersJayco- naming rights sponsor to the OpalsMajor PartnersPeak - Official Apparel Sponsor to the National TeamsSpalding - Official Game Ball supplier to Basketball AustraliaSportingPulse - Official Technology provider to Basketball Australia
Gold Support PartnersOAMPS - Major partner of the National Basketball LeagueVirgin Blue - Official airline to the National Basketball League Silver PartnersChampion - Official apparel partner of the Womens National Basketball LeagueSK Corp - Australian Junior ChampionshipsAND1 - Official apparel partner of the National Basketball LeagueKangaroo Photos - Official photographer to Basketball Australia Bronze Partners & SuppliersSkins - Official Supplier of Compression and Therapeutic Wear to Basketball AustraliaSouthern Design and Print Group - Official Design and Print PartnerVictor Sports - Official supplier of Sport Medicine productsRising Stars - Australian Junior Championships travel partner Broadcast PartnersTEN & One HD - Official broadcast partner to the National Basketball LeagueABC - Official broadcast partner to the Womens National Basketball League Our Official Charities Ovarian Cancer Australia
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About the NBAThe NBA has 30 different teams, NBA was found in 1946 in a game the NBA nowregards as the first played in its history there had been other attempts at professionalbasketball leagues but did not succeed.
Winners of the NBA in 2009 and 2010. MVP 2009 and 2010 for Lakers One of the best Highest Kobe Bryant. NBA playerspayed NBA Lebron James. players. Best NBA Team.
Bibliography http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/basics/basics.hm History: http://library.thinkquest.org/10615/no-frames/basketball/history.html favourite basketball player http://www.22facts.com/lauren-jackson/ Olympic basketball: http://www.london2012.com/baskeytbal/ N.S.W basketball: http://www.nswbasketball.net.au/ Michael Jordan: http://www.biography.com/people/michael-jordan-9358066