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. If the offensive team puts the ball into play behind the mid-court line, it has ten seconds to get the ball over the mid-court line. If it doesn't, then the defense gets the ball. Once the offensive team gets the ball over the mid-court line, it can no longer have possession of the ball in the area in back of the line. If it does, the defense is awarded the ball.
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A basketball match has 4 quarters of ten minutes and a after the second quarter it is half time which is a 10-15 minute break but after first quarter you have a 2 minute break before 2nd quarter starts
Learn the rules before you purchase a bunch of equipment. You can play basketball with nothing more than a ball and a pair of athletic shoes you probably already own, assuming there is a public court near you.
If you do install your own equipment, it can be either indoors or outdoors, depending upon your requirements and free space for installing the basketball system. There are different types of equipment for indoor and outdoor use.
Choose a basketball.
Women and men use different sizes of basketball. A regulation woman's basketball has a 28.5" inch circumference weighs 20 oz. A men's basketball must be 29.5" in circumference (size 7) and must weight 22 oz.
You can buy basketballs made of leather, synthetic leather, and rubber.
Make your own teams. A full game requires two teams of five players each, but basketball can be played informally one-on-one or by smaller teams.
4Study how professional basketball players would play. Look at how they shoot, dribble, and pass.
Learn how to shoot. Bend your elbows at a 90 degree angle. For power, always push your main arm and flick your wrist. Also, bend your knees and jump when you're going for jump shots.
Learn how to dribble. At first, you might have to look at the ball when dribbling.
Later, get yourself used to not looking at the ball.
Play a game against friends.
The ball is moved down the court toward the basket by passing or dribbling. The team with the ball is called the offense. The team without the ball is called the defense. They try to steal the ball, contest shots, steal and deflect passes, 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, 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 formats involving the number of fouls committed in a half and/or the 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. Other types 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-and1' opportunity. If he makes his first 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 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 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 winner emerges.
Each team is assigned a basket or