Basketball As A Discourse Community In High School Basketball

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1288 words

High School Basketball In the Swales document we looked at in class, a discourse community has a set of common goals (Discourse Community). In high school basketball, the goal is to win the state championship. Also, a discourse community uses a specific jargon (Discourse Community). We see this in the rules and how some players and coaches communicate. Finally, a discourse community has its new members learn from experienced members (Discourse Community). This is evident when we talk about learning the fundamentals from the coaches. High school basketball can be a very diverse discourse community because while every team has different ways of doing things, they all have the same end goal of being the state champions. Basketball has always …show more content…

I play basketball, not only because it gives me a source of exercise, but it also allows me to be engaged in a competitive atmosphere again. To play basketball, you start knowing little and learn from your coach a lot more. It is important to learn how the game works from the different techniques of the game to the rules, goals, and communication that come with the game of basketball. Basketball is defined as a game where two teams of five play each on a rectangular court, usually indoors (Basketball/Sport). Basketball was invented by James Naismith on December 1, 1891 (Basketball/Sport). The object of basketball is to shoot the basketball through the opposing team’s basket and to out-score them by end of the regulation time limit. If the score is tied at this time, the game will go into overtime until one team wins. While reading about basketball, I found it interesting that when the sport was invented they would nail baskets to balconies with no backboards. This made it easy for spectators (in the balcony) to help their team by either swatting the …show more content…

In high school, Coach Terrell would tell the play he wanted to be run to the point guard, and then the point guard would yell it out as he came down the floor for the rest of us to hear. Player to player communication was also huge because if you saw a guy cutting to the basket and your teammate on that side didn’t see it coming, you could yell to him and he could steal the pass. It is also important to know the physical cues, body language, of your teammates because; if you pass the ball before your guy is ready it can result in a turnover. A team that communicates effectively on and off the floor will be a successful

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that a discourse community has common goals and uses specific jargon in the rules and how players and coaches communicate, and new members learn from experienced members.
  • Explains that basketball was invented by james naismith on december 1, 1891 (basketball/sport).
  • Explains the most common violations in basketball, including walking, double dribbling, backcourt violation, and charging foul. technical fouls involve bad gestures and arguing with the referees.
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