The influence of basketball throughout your life
Basketball, like any sport, is important for any child during their development and growth. Basketball can be played by both boys and girls as well as men and women. Organized children’s teams start at 6 or 7 years old. Basketball promotes teamwork, team spirit and helps children to be in better physical shape.
People don’t just play organized basketball in some sort of league, it’s also played in a pickup format. You can play basketball just by going to the park and engaging in a game between people you may or may not know. As an added bonus, playing basketball is a great way to meet other people, whether it’s in organized leagues or over the weekend at outdoor games at the park. Very often, people who meet on the basketball court end up being friends off the court later on. These relationships can last for many years, all of which begin on the basketball court.
Basketball is a great sport as you don’t always need someone else to play with to enjoy the game. You can practice shooting free kicks, dribbling the ball, and doing some wind sprints to stay in shape. Even playing with another person is a lot of fun and there are many games like five-three-one and horse that you can play for hours while trying to improve your shot. If you find a few other people, you can play two against two, three against three, or five against five. You can choose to play full-court or half-court games, which requires less running. There is so much flexibility to get out and play.