Congratulations! Your kid is thinking about playing basketball. While trying a new sport can be a bit scary for everyone involved, we know once you get started, you and your child are going to love it.
Basketball was first created at Springfield College in Massachusetts in 1891 as a way to condition athletes during the winter months, but it has since grown into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, with an estimated 450 million people participating in 195 countries, basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world.
Since it only requires a ball and hoop to play, basketball is easily accessible for most, but there’s a lot more detail that goes into this sport. It’s important to understand the fundamentals before you begin, and this guide has all the information you and your child need to get started.