Basketball Equipment & Rules

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When you step on the basketball court there are rules you must follow. Get expert tips and advice on NCAA and NBA basketball in this free video.

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In December of 1891, a Canadian by the name of James Naismith, a physical education student and instructor at a local YMCA, was looking for a way to stay fit during the long winter months. Needing to stay indoors, Naismith nailed a peach basket to a ten foot elevated track in the gymnasium and basketball was born. At first the basket retained its bottom, meaning the ball had to be retrieved after every basket, but soon improvements were made and an iron rim and cloth net replaced the wooden peach basket. Basketball continued to evolve over the next century and rose out of obscurity into one of the most popular sports in the world.

In this free video series, our expert Travis Corpening will teach you all about the basketball court and its rules. He'll teach you about the different types of basketballs, all about basketball shoes, and how to use the backboard. He'll also tell you about the 3 point line, protective basketball gear, the net and rim, the 5 second rule, the ten second free throw rule, and the double dribble rule. He'll even tell you about the traveling rule, the over and back rule, and the goal tending rule.

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