We all know what basketball is all about but not many of us know the actual rules of the game. Fortunately for us the rules of the game are very simple and easy to understand. If you have a team the best way to make sure that they have learned all the rules of the game is to make each player to tell you the rules. But this is not enough, on each practice give them a pop quiz, ask them certain rules just to make sure that they have stuck.
The first rule you should know about basketball is that it is a team sport. The game has two teams, each team having five players. The goal of each team is to throw the ball through a hoop which is placed 10 feet high from the ground. The shape of the fields is rectangular and it is called a court. At each end of the court there is a hoop. The field of the game is divided into two equal sections. When the offense has the ball and it starts to play behind the mid court line it has about 10 seconds to get the ball over the mid line or the defense will get the ball.
Once a team has the ball it will move towards the basket and the only way they can do that is by dribbling or passing the ball to another team mate. The team who does not have the ball is called the defense because they are trying to defend their side of the court. The goal of the defense team is to get the ball back before the other team has the chance to shoot at their basket and score.
If a team manages to shoot the ball into a basket then that team wins two points and the ball goes to the other team. A team has the possibility to win three points through one basket if the ball is shot outside the three point arc.
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Now we are going to talk about the sections of the basketball game because it is divided into levels. Each level of the game has two halves and each have lasts 20 minutes, less if you are in high school or below. Between each half there is a 7 minute gap. If the teams find themselves at the end of the game with a tied then the game will go on overtime until a team wins.