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GCSE YEAR 10 BASKETBALL THEORY

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing
or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules.
Were? FIBA basketball court:

28 metres
length
15 metres wide
Free shot line
4.6m
Tree line point
6.75m

What is the
height of the
ring from the
ground?

How?
Passing or bounds the ball
Travelling is a violation of the rules that occurs when a player holding the ball illegally
moves one or both of his feet.
Double dribble is a violation in which a player dribbles the ball, clearly holds it with a
combination of either one or two hands, and then proceeds to dribble again.

Free shot: The time is important:


Offensive team 4 quarters of 10 minutes
24 seconds to attempt to score each team
8 seconds to attempt pass the middle field
line
3 seconds inside the zone for offensive
players

Special situations:
Start the game: one player of each team in
the centre circle jumps to control the ball
to his team.

Free shot:

Defensive team
Offensive and defensive techniques and tactics:

Offensive technique:
Dribbling, pass, layup, shooting, etc..

Offensive tactics:
Pass and cut, blocks, pick and roll, back door, etc..

Guard: Player with good control of


individual technique and tactics. His
goal is the organisation of the attack.
Example: Ricky Rubio
Forward: Player with good technique
in shooting and lay-ups, normally the
highest scorer. Example: Kobe Bryant
Center: Normally the tallest, strongest
player who plays close to the basket.
Example: Yao Ming

Defensive technique:
Positions of the body, strong side, weak side, defensive triangle (player, ball and basket)

Defensive tactics:
Men to men, zone, mixed zone, etc..

Types of zone:
2-3 3-2