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Learn Basketball

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The Rules Of Basketball

In this course, we will learn the basics of basketball and the rules you need to know to understand the game. First, we'll cover the rules of the court and explain the lines, shapes, components, areas, and locations. By the end of this section, you'll learn about the paint, three-point line, midcourt line, center circle, and more.

Basketball Court

After we learn about the rules of the court, we'll dive into the structure of a basketball game. We'll learn about quarters, halftime, and overtime. Then we'll cover the game clock and shot clock, so you can learn the timing rules of the game.

Basketball Game Clock

We'll learn about possession and when the offense has the ball. You'll be able to answer the following questions.

  1. How many players are on a basketball team?
  2. What is the equipment needed to play basketball?
  3. How many substitutions can you make in a game?

Once we learn about a basketball team, we'll explain the player positions. You'll learn about the point guard, shooting guard, power forward, small forward, and center. Each player position has a role and responsibility on the court.

Basketball Positions

If you're going to play basketball, an important thing to know is the rules of movement. We've dedicated a whole series of tutorials to dribbling, pivoting, shooting, and passing.

What are the rules of throw-ins, jump balls, and stepping out of bounds? We've covered the basics of all the ways you can put the ball back into play once a dead ball is called by a referee.

It's important for you to know the rules of fouls and violations and when a referee will call them on you. There are lots of obscure rules that you may not know about when you play a pickup game. We've included articles on personal fouls, free throws, and shooting fouls.

How To Play Basketball

You found this course, but you're looking for more information on how to actually play basketball. We've got you covered! Here are the best tutorials you should look at that will improve your offensive and defensive skills. The information in this course will help you play better pickup basketball as well if you want to hit the gym with a group of friends.

How To Watch Basketball Games

If you ever wanted to watch a basketball game on TV and understand what's going on, then you'll love these tutorials. We start by teaching you the absolute basics of the game and assume you have zero knowledge. Every concept can be read in order or out of order.

How To Coach Basketball

If you're a coach, this course is great for you since we have an entire section dedicated to strategies with the offense and defense. You'll learn about various formations like press, zone, and man to man. Finally, you'll be able to apply the basics like cuts, screens, and traps integrating them into your play calls. As a coach, you should have a playbook for every game you play. That's why we've included articles on some of the best plays you can run right away such as pick and rolls, posting up, and isolation plays.

Next Steps

What are you waiting for? There are lots of tutorials waiting to be discovered. You can read them in order or you can skip around. If you're looking for something specific, try typing it in the search bar above. You're road to greatness in basketball starts here! Good luck, rookie!


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