Learn some basketball slang and terms if you want to sound like a b-ball pro. Here’s a list of the most popular basketball terms and their meanings.
A. Airball: A shot at the basket that misses everything and doesn't touch the rim, backboard or net. Alley-Oop: When one player jumps and catches a pass from another player and simultaneously dunks the ball or shoots it in before landing. And One: When a player gets fouled while shooting and the ball goes in.
The play used to return the ball to the court from outside the baseline along the opponent's basket. basket. Used interchangeably with goal, hoop, and net. The goal in the game of basketball, consisting of a net suspended from a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (300 cm) above the ground.
250+ Basketball Terms You Must Know-- 1, 2, 3 --1-2-1-1 Press-A true full-court press with many possible variations. The goal of the press is to trap the basketball immediately after it has been inbounded into play. This allows the defense a lot of time to recover if the offensive team is able to break the press.
Alley-oop: A high arc pass to a teammate in a position near the basket to leap and score. Alternating-possession rule: A rule in which teams take turns possessing the ball after stopped plays. Assist: A pass that sets up a score. Backboard: The surface to which the basket is mounted.
Double Team - when two basketball teammates join efforts in guarding a single opponent. Dribbling - the act of bouncing the basketball continuously. Dunk - when a player close to the basket jumps and strongly throws the ball down into it. End Line - the boundary line behind each basket; also called the baseline.
The USA Basketball Player Development Curriculum has been established to guide players, and the people that coach them, through a level-appropriate system of basketball development. Using scientific guiding principles developed by coach educators Istvan Balyi and Richard Way, and found in their book Long-Term Athlete Development (2013), USA ...
The NBA and USA Basketball working group on Playing Standards is developing age- and stage- appropriate playing guidelines – to include playing rules, equipment recommendations, and competition structure elements – for four age groupings: 8 and under. 9-11 years old. 12-14 years old. Grades 9-12.
Throughout the years, these series of basketball slogans have been used by others to capture the spirit and love for the game. These are meant to inspire your your own enjoyment over the beloved sport. 1 Team. 1 Mission. A team above all. Above all a team. Actions speak louder than coaches. Addicted to Basketball. Aiming High.