Essay on Basketball: the Teaching of the Game.

617 Words Nov 17th, 2015 3 Pages
Vin Smith
Professor King
ENG 100
21 October 2015
Basketball: The teaching of the game.
Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports. Basketball is a sport played by two teams’ and their task is to shoot the ball through a circular rim, with a net hanging from it. Each team has five players and they play on a rectangular court having two baskets on both ends. The regulation basketball hoop consists of a rim or basket attached to a backboard. A team scores by shooting the ball through the net. A player scores 2 points if they shoot the ball and make the shot within the three point line and 3 points if they shoot the ball outside the three- point line. In order to play the game, players have to know the rules, the fouls of the
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Certain violations of the rules such as unsportsmanlike conduct are punishable by issuing a technical foul issued against anybody on the team including the coaches. Technical fouls earn the opponents a free throw. During a regular game, the ball must be within the out-of-bounds line on the court, unless someone is taking the ball out. If the ball does go out-of-bounds then the other team gains possession. If a player violates these rules, then it will lead to a change of the shot clock.
Finally, there are four quarters in regular basketball game, and each takes 8-12 minutes in a pro game or high school game. In college basketball games, the game uses two-twenty minute halves. If the game goes to OT (overtime) 5 minutes should be added to the game clocks in all games except in high school, where 4 minutes is added. After half time both teams switch sides of the court. At all times, the court should have 10 players, 5 from both sides. If a team wants to make a substitution, then that has to be performed when the game clock has stopped.
Basketball is a very fun and a very simple sport to play. It consists being able to know the knowledge of the game as well as being fundamentally sound in how a player plays. If a player knows the rules, knows the fouls, and knows the regulations then playing basketball is one of the easiest games that they will ever

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