Dear NYCGBOA Member:
Dear NYCGBOA Member:
Basketball is played on an indoor or outdoor court by two teams. Each team has 5 active players on the court during the game. Each team may have 5-7 reserve players on the bench. Reserve players can come into the game when there is a dead ball.
Jump Ball The game starts when the referee tosses the ball in the air between a player from each team who tries to tap the ball to a teammate.
Dead Ball is when the official blows the whistle. All players should stop when they hear the whistle. The player with the ball should give the ball to the nearest official.
The game has FOULS and VIOLATIONS. There are two types of FOULS: Personal and Technical
A Violation means you did something you are not allowed to do in the game. Violations include:
Basketball Court Lines
Coaches Are the “teachers”. They help kids learn the game and help them develop the skills they need to play basketball.
Referees Are the “safety monitors”. They make sure everyone is safe and plays by the rules.
Winning! During the game your job is to stop the other team from scoring and to score as many points as you can for your team. The team with the most points when the time runs out is the winner. Always be a good sport about winning and losing. Enjoy the game!
There are 2 minutes in the game. You just scored. You are up by 6. What do you need to do? Make a decision. Decide to WIN. Protect your lead. Play smart defense. Take good shots when necessary. Use the clock to your advantage.
What is a DECISION?
A conclusion reached after consideration: a choice
What is a CHOICE?
Deciding when faced with two or more possibilities:
“the choice between good and evil”
What is WORK?
Mental or physical effort done to achieve a purpose or result
What is SACRIFICE?
Giving up something important or valued for the sake of other considerations
Will Winning make you Happy?
What is HAPPINESS?
Happiness is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to joy.
Is Happiness a Choice?
The Best Choice?
The one that will make you happy
What happens if you make the wrong choice?
Sometimes you win.
Sometimes you lose.
Sometimes you get Do Overs.
Sometimes you get scars.
Life always goes on!