Great Balls For Girls Basketball
Basketball is a competitive team sport where two teams, usually of at least five people each, play against each other on a flat rectangular court, with the main goal of scoring a basket with a basketball through the opponent’s hoop with the ball. This is called a point-goal or basket in basketball terminology. The game is usually played at an indoor arena, such as a school gym, recreational center, or public basketball facility. Many people play basketball as a recreational game or for fitness class.
Each person on each team serves separate responsibilities, and play a specific role on their individual teams. There are several types of basketball including pick-up, position, and shooting. In a pick-up game, the five players on the team run up the side of the court trying to catch the basketball thrown by the coach or a member of the team. Usually the basketball is tossed through the hoop and the players jump or push off of one foot to catch the ball.
Position basketballs are usually round and small, made of rubber or neoprene, that are “hot” when they touch the floor but not burn up after a few minutes. These are great for kids and very cheap to buy. For example, the Air Force Academy has two basketball hoops for their team. One has 18″ diameter sphere basketballs, and the other has smaller basketballs made of PVC pipe that are about 3 feet long.
Shooting basketballs since they are cheaper and made of lighter material than the preceding two types are more popular than the earlier ones. These are generally made of hard rubber or neoprene balls that are attached to a trolley which allows the user to have unlimited number of balls within reach. Some manufacturers make unique basketballs because of requests by sports teams or for contests by kids.
Rushing pong balls, on the other hand, are tennis-ball sized balls. They are used in tournaments as well as for fun, but they can be used for both basketball games and for other activities that require speedy action. You can also find sports balls of all sizes at sports equipment supply stores.
Basketballs for girls ages three to eight can be found at most major sports equipment stores. Two types of basketballs are available: regulation and half court. The regulation ball is slightly smaller than regulation size basketballs, and it provides equal basketball playing space to both teams. The half court ball is usually smaller than regulation size and makes it ideal for girls that are competitive with friends but don’t have the same playing space with the regulation ball. Whatever type of ball you choose, be sure to pick the ball that your child is going to love!