Question by  lou (792)

How does someone learn how to play basketball?

My son wants to learn how to play basketball well.


Answer by  v8time81 (26)

Research the history of the game to learn a little about its roots. Learn the basic rules of the game. Attend two basketball camps that stress teaching the proper fundamentals of shooting. Get good quality equipment: a basketball, basketball shoes, shorts, & a shirt. Practice, practice, practice.


Answer by  tim35 (162)

Usually kids learn to play basketball at a young age by playing for youth recreational teams in their towns or by just playing with friends in their neighborhood. Sometimes they can even attend basketball camps or clinics to improve their skills as well.


Answer by  Kattie (598)

A child can start playing basketball from an early age. Check your community for a local youth basketball team for him to practice with. It's better then practicing at home.


Answer by  JG000 (162)

As young as possible, teach your son the fundamentals of basketball. Sign him up for a recreational tournaments, clinics, and church leagues. Start with an emphasis on basic skills; including dribbling with his fingertips, shooting with proper form, knowing when to pass and playing aggressive defense. Also reinforce that only practice makes perfect and to always be a good sport!


Answer by  thetruthy (249)

Starting out a child in basketball is not as hard as it sounds. Check with your local rec department as they often times have rec leagues. The rec leagues will provide a venue for players to try the sport out with other players of the same ability levels. As they get better they can move up in different leagues.


Answer by  Hazard407 (18)

The best way to learn is to watch the pros. Networks provide extensive coverage on gameplay nowadays. The next step is practice on a daily basis


Answer by  jimcro55 (813)

Get your son his own basketball. It is relatively inexpensive to buy one and having a basketball is vital to practicing.


Answer by  Chris64 (299)

Basketball is a very easy to pick up. The two keys of the game are learning how to shoot and dribbling the ball, which your son can do by himself.

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