USA Basketball and the NBA have worked closely with an expert working group on Playing Standards to develop age- and stage-appropriate rules and standards for youth basketball. Aligning with the Player Segmentation Model, these guidelines will help young players appropriately learn the fundamentals of the game, achieve and maintain early success, and provide enhanced long-term development.
In 1913, the out of bounds rule was changed to the current rule of the team causing or touching the ball last when it goes out of bounds loses possession. This rule change was a major impact in reducing the physical play that was common place in the early games. Midcourt Line. The midcourt line was established in 1932 to eliminate stalling.
The NBA and USA Basketball have worked closely with an expert working group on Playing Standards to develop age- and stage-appropriate rules and standards for youth basketball. Aligning with the...
Until 1932 we can mainly speak about American basketball rules. The rest of the world was developing under the influence of local enthusiasts with certain fashionable additions coming from the States. The rules were not standardised internationally.
The Rules. Basketball is a team sport. Two teams of five players each try to score by shooting a ball through a hoop elevated 10 feet above the ground. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is a hoop at each end. The court is divided into two main sections by the mid-court line.
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No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game.
The name "basket ball" developed when one of the children playing the new game referred to the game as such after seeing it.  Very quickly, in January 20, 1892, the first official game, with 18 players, using Naismith's rules was played, with the final score 1-0.
Basketball was conceived in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education instructor at the YMCA College in Springfield, Massachusetts, as a way to condition outdoor athletes during the winter months. His original 13 rules have undergone a century of transformation that has resulted into today’s high pace game.