Origin of Basketball
Basketball originated in 1891 when a future Presbyterian minister named James Naismith was assigned to teach a physical education class at a Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.
How to Play
The game is played with 2 teams. Each team consists of 5 players on the court at a time. The object of the game is to outscore your opponent by shooting the ball into your basket and preventing them from putting the ball into theirs. The ball can be advanced up the floor with the hands only, either by dribbling or passing to teammates. There is 4 10 minute quarters in the game. If the score is tied by the end of the 4 quarters, the game will go into a 5 minute overtime until a winner emerges.
Workouts to get in Basketball Shape
- Suicide sprints