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Sport Of The Week - Basketball

Are you looking for a fun summer camp for kids this summer? Look no further and register now for Sports Discovery Camp! We will have over 15 sports for campers to enjoy, from new sports like spikeball to traditional sports like basketball, we've got them all! 

Speaking of basketball, March Madness is almost over. We thought it would be appropriate to make basketball this weeks sport of the week. This exciting sport teaches accuracy, coordination, teamwork and most important: fun!

Basketball is a classic game that's designed so you can have fun with family and friends. All you need to do is find a hoop and get a basketball! 


Basic Rules

Basketball 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 opponents basket and stopping them from scoring on yours. The ball can be advanced up the court with the hands only, either by dribbling or passing to teammates.

Teams are assigned a basket at which to shoot for the first half, and they switch ends at half-time. 

The game begins with a jump ball at center court between a player from each team. The other players line up in alternating fashion around the center circle. Once the ball is touched by either player, the game begins. 

The team in possession of the ball is on offence and takes the ball toward their opponents basket to try to score. The other team is on defence until they gain possession of the ball. 


Points are scored any time the ball goes through the basket. 3 points = A basket that's made beyond the 3 point line. 2 points = A shot made from anywhere else on the court. 1 point = A single basket made from a free throw. 

A game is divided into four quarters. The length and number of quarters will depend on the where you are playing. For example, you can play a game with two 20-minute halves or a game with 5-minutes quarters. 

Play Basketball at Sports Discovery Camp this summer! 

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We are not like other sports camps. We use sports as tools to develop important life skills that our campers will need in every day life. Basketball allows campers to have a great time and potentially find a new passion. Not only does it help build their confidence, it also gives them a chance to make new friends. 



SDC will have activities to develop leadership skills, communication and respect in sport. It is our innovative program that makes Sports Discovery Camp the amazing sports camp it is. We build more than players, we build people!


A fun summer camp for kids can be hard to come by so be sure to register your child today before our camp fills up!

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Basketball Basic Rules. (n.d.). Retrieved April 1, 2019, from http://www.kids-sports-activities.com/basketball-basic-rules.html