The basketball rules are quite straightforward. But beginners can forget them easily if they don’t practice the game very often. First and the foremost rule, basketball is played only with hands no foot can be used. Basketball is played on a rectangular straight ground called court with two poles elevated 10 feet above the ground. The poles have basket or a hoop for shooting the ball through. Each team consists of five players (more players can be added in some situations).
Basketball Rules And Strategies
The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line. If the offensive team has the ball and they are behind the mid-court line they have 10 seconds to get the ball over the mid-court line otherwise the defense team gets the point. Same is with the defensive team and vice-versa (Note: the team with the ball is called offensive). If the defense or offense team gets the ball over the line it has no longer possession over the area behind the line and if it does then the opposing team gets the point.
The ball is moved towards the hoop or basket via dribbling or passing and the opposing team tries to steal it by interacting between, jumping or catching.
Once the ball makes the basket, the throwing team will be awarded two points and if the ball made the basket outside three-point arc the throwing team will get 3 points.
Each game is divided into halves. In college each half is divided is 20 minutes long. But junior or high schools half can be of 10 to 12 minutes (it may vary). Also indoor and outdoor have different duration of halves. Mostly outdoor basketball games have the same halves as the professional ones.
There are also fouls in basketball such as hitting pushing etc. and they also have penalties. If you want, you can buy the best outdoor basketball from here.