Basketball: A Reflection On The Concept Of Basketball

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Basketball is a very complex sport that takes many years to fully grasp the Complete concept of. Basketball is for anyone who is willing to get a little physical, for you are running up and down the court with ten other players while playing defence and offence. There are just a few things you need to focus on when starting off. These include; dribbling, passing, shooting, and defence. You need to learn the rules and regulations in the game as well. Not only that, but, Always be in triple threat position, meaning you have your elbows are out and you are balanced. This assures that the ball is protected and you are in the position to either pass, shoot or dribble. Dribbling is the first and most important thing you need to learn in basketball. …show more content…

The common lay-up is one of these, it can be on the left or right side of the basket. Not only that, but, you can take a reverse lay-up, meaning you go under the basket and throw the ball up backwards. As you get farther from the basket you will have to bend your knees more and put more force into shooting it. Calculating the amount of force needed is a very tough element when learning to shoot. Furthermore, different spots on the court are worth different points. For instance, behind the three-point line is three points, anywhere else is worth two points. The only exception to that is a free-throw and that is taken when you are fouled, these are worth only one …show more content…

Some say defence is the most important part of the game because it's what wins you the game. The first thing you need to know about defence is defensive slides. You have to be low so you can move faster and your arms out in the passing lane. With defensive slides you have to slide along with the person you are guarding while being close enough to create pressure on the ball handler, but not too close to where they can just go right past you. If you are not guarding the ball you must always have your eyes on the ball and your person. Man defence isn't the only type of defence played. Other essential defences include; zone defences, and trap defences. A zone defence is where you guard a certain zone instead of a man. Equally as important is trap defences where you emphasize pressure on the other team, with a goal to trap the ball handler and force a

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