James Naismith, in devising the game of basketball in the winter of 1891-92, came up with a set of 13 rules. These rules, some of which have endured and some of which have faded away, form the backbone of the guidelines shaping basketball today. The 13 Rules of Basketball: 1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. 2.
Throughout the Official Basketball Rules, all references made to a player, coach, referee, etc. in the male gender also apply to the female gender. It must be understood that this is done for practical reasons only. RULE ONE – THE GAME Art. 1 Definitions 1.1 Basketball game Basketball is played by 2 teams of 5 players each.
The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball. While many of the basic rules are uniform throughout the world, variations do exist. Most leagues or governing bodies in North America, the most important of which are the National Basketball Association and NCAA ...
The Rules. Basketball is a team sport. Two teams of five players each try to score by shooting a ball through a hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is a hoop at each end. The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line.
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Basketball Rules Photo credit: Keith Allison (Source) Basketball dates back as far as 1891 and since then has evolved into a sport played around the world. Many countries have adopted the game such as Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain and parts o...
Basketball Rules Player Positions Basketball Strategy Basketball Glossary. Back to Sports Back to Basketball The rules of basketball can vary slightly depending on the level of play (for example professional rules differ from college rules) or where the game is played (international rules are different from USA professional rules).
The basketball basic rules include numerous ball handling and time violations that cause a team to lose possession of the ball. Here are some common violations: Back-court Violation – If a player is the last one on her team to touch the ball before it goes into the back-court, she cannot be the first player to touch it in the back-court.
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