Basketball is typically an indoor sport (but can be played outdoors) played with 2 hoops and a ball. Each team can have 5 players on the court at once and the goal is to try and get the basketball in the hoop (score) as many times as possible, while limiting that amount of times your opposition scores. The fundamental skills of basketball are dribbling, passing, and shooting, as well as, running and jumping.
Basketball is an extremely popular and well recognised sport, not only in Queensland, but Australia-wide. Opportunities exist for those of all age groups and abilities wishing to participate from the grass-roots right through to elite levels in basketball.
What players CAN do:
- Score points by shooting or ‘laying-up’ baskets
- Slam Dunk!
- Pressure, chase and block the ball
- Dribble the ball towards the basket
- Rebound the ball defensively and offensively
What players CAN’T do:
- Draw any physical contact on an opponent
- Intentionally pull, hold or trip an opponent
- Carry the ball without dribbling
- Receive more than 4 personal fouls in a game
- Belittle, intimidate or argue with umpires
Basketball is a great way to be active and have fun. Players will make new friends, learn new skills, and improve balance and co-ordination. The skills learnt are not only basketball specific, but also include life skills. Some key life skills learnt through basketball include how to work well with others, leadership, decision-making and communication skills.
BQ Associations run a number of introductory programs designed to make learning to play basketball fun, safe and easy for boys and girls.
Junior programs such as Aussie Hoops and Mini Ball aim to introduce children to basketball in a structured program, with the best possible learning and playing experience to develop a positive introduction to the sport of basketball.
Our junior programs provide an environment where children of all abilities can achieve on the court – and reap the rewards of skill development, enhanced self-esteem, social co-operation and grassroots sports participation. Your child can start playing with your local Association from 5 years old.