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  Basketball Videos - Basketball Training and Basketball Coaching at Better Basketball
The result is that when highly developed basketball coaching minds watch the Better Basketball videos, they’re blown away by the detailed techniques, the incredible amount of content, and the innovative yet logical learning progression.
When Better Basketball was formed in conjunction with Ferko Films, we searched for the best person to lead the way in compiling the ultimate collection of improvement methods for our basketball videos.
Better Basketball is the home for people who have experienced that nearly indescribable love of basketball, a love first discovered at a young age when the game is uncontrollably fun...
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  Basketball - MSN Encarta
Today, the standard basketball is generally orange or brown in color, with an outer cover of leather or nylon and a pebbled (indented) surface to help players grip and control the ball.
In women's play the basketball can be slightly smaller and lighter, 28.5 to 29 in (72.4 to 73.7 cm) in circumference and 18 to 20 oz (510 to 567 g) in weight.
Whether basketball is played informally on playgrounds or in organized fashion in leagues, it is played with essentially the same set of rules, which have stayed generally consistent since the game's invention in 1891.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571883/Basketball.html   (1538 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
The U.S. basketball court is a rectangular area ranging in size from 94 ft by 50 ft (29 m by 15 m) for college and professional games to 74 ft by 42 ft (22 m by 13 m) for junior high school games.
The regulation basketball is an inflated, leather- or nylon-covered sphere that weighs from 20 to 22 oz (567 to 624 g) and has a circumference of 30 in.
Basketball rules have changed over the years with the intent of speeding its action, increasing the scoring, and offsetting the advantages given to teams with extremely tall players.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/sports/basketball.html   (2061 words)

The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 in the state of Massachusetts in The United States Of America.
Explain to students that in basketball a defender is not allowed to touch the opposing player.
Subsequently, pair students up and have one student attempt to dribble a basketball from one end of the floor to the other while the other student tries to get in front of the offensive player forcing him/her to change directions.
www.usask.ca /education/ideas/tplan/pedlp/basketball.htm   (4596 words)

  Basketball [encyclopedia]
Basketball is a ball sport played by two teams of five players on a side.
Basketball is that rare sport that was invented, largely from scratch and with rules close to its present ones, by one man. Dr.
Basketball was popular from the beginning and, within a year, was being played all over the United States.
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 basketball - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Basketball was conceived in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a physical education instructor at the YMCA college in Springfield, Mass., as a way to condition outdoor athletes during the winter months.
Today basketball is one of the most popular American sports and one the rest of the world has adopted.
Professional basketball began (1896) in New York City and was at one time played on courts enclosed by wire mesh (basketball players are still occasionally referred to as "cagers").
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b1/basketba.asp   (1156 words)

 Coaching Well Basketball Journal
In observing young and developing basketball players, some of them try to take a stride that is too long as opposed to one that is short and powerful to enhance acceleration.
Basketball’s explosive movements must be identified, whether it is the jump or the first two steps, and then be imitated in the strength program.
For examples, Manitoban basketball players such as Todd MacCulloch of the University of Washington or Terri-lee Johannesson of the women’s national team would be athletes of this caliber.
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Yao added three blocks, hit all 14 of his free throws and shot 7-of-16 from the floor, getting the best of his fellow countryman Yi Jianlian in a much- anticipated matchup.
As all of us fans, pundits, sports media personalities, and basketball purists anxiously awaited the start of the 2007-08 NBA season, we were not disappointed.
NBA Basketball tickets and Los Angeles Lakers tickets at TickCo.com.
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 ThinkQuest : Library : Basketball
Basketball is a game that involves several disciplines including math, physics, and art, along with many others.
Basketball: All Over the Court has facts about basketball, including rules, playing tips, historical information, and a list of most valuable players, NBA teams, and WNBA teams.
We love basketball and wanted to tell students in our own words how to play and some of the skills you need to be great.
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Basketball is a ball game between two teams of five players, played on both indoor and outdoor courts.
Online Basketball Drills a website/blog maintained by a youth basketball coach; it provides free access to basketball drills, plays, and coaching strategies for other basketball coaches to use during their basketball practices.
Basketball Ireland responsible for the promotion, development, administration and co-ordination of all basketball activities in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
www.sportsvl.com /ball/basketball.htm   (2800 words)

 Men's Basketball - NCAA Sports.com
Former Tennessee basketball coach Ray Mears in 2006.
A native of Dover, Ohio, Mears, Mears was the winningest men's coach in the history of the college.
On March 17, Amherst rolled past defending champion Virginia Wesleyan, 80-67, to claim the 2007 Division III Men's Basketball Championship.
www.ncaasports.com /basketball/mens   (295 words)

 Women's Basketball - NCAA Sports.com
The Lady Vols won the 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship on April 3, outscoring the Scarlet Knights 59-46.
On March 24, Southern Connecticut State rallied past previously unbeaten Florida Gulf Coast to claim the 2007 Division II Women's Basketball Championship.
DePauw edged Washington-St. Louis, 55-52, on March 17, claiming the 2007 Division III Women's Basketball crown.
www.ncaasports.com /basketball/womens   (157 words)

Basketball is a ball game between two teams of five players, played on both indoor and outdoor courts.
Online Basketball Drills a website/blog maintained by a youth basketball coach; it provides free access to basketball drills, plays, and coaching strategies for other basketball coaches to use during their basketball practices.
Basketball Success has tips and drills and training advice for basketball players of all ages.
sportsvl.com /ball/basketball.htm   (3218 words)

 Basketball coaching and drills - Pål Degerstrøm
Probably the most basic of basketball skills, but sometimes the most neglected.
Basketball requires all around conditioning; stamina, strength, speed, jumping ability and more.
For those just starting out playing basketball, the game should be all about having fun.
www.degerstrom.com /basketball/drills   (418 words)

 Association for Professional Basketball Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have members who run their own web sites, work for various basketball organizations, are published authors or basketball researchers, former players, media members and writers, and everyday basketball fans.
Basketball and the military have enjoyed a long partnership.
Hundreds of men who served in the Armed Forces and contributed to our great game of basketball, as well as providing the morale, recreation and diversion for their fellow service personnel and the general public who watched the games.
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 Basketball Equipment, Camps and Tickets | Business.com
Basketball organizations and sources of basketball equipment, basketball tickets and supplies.
Basketball links that are reviewed every six weeks and rated from 0 to 3 stars.
Builder providing basketball courts, tennis courts, batting cages, and golf greens in the Bergen County, New Jersey and Rockland, New York areas.
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 The Sydney Morning Herald: national, world, business, entertainment, sport and technology news from Australia's leading ...
The Brisbane Bullets have won their first National Basketball League title in 20 years, securing a 3-1 best-of-five grand final series win over the defending champion Melbourne Tigers tonight.
The Melbourne Tigers uncorked 12 minutes of basketball perfection last night to square up what is becoming an epic NBL grand final series against the Brisbane Bullets.
As the Kings march towards their fifth consecutive NBL grand final series, crowds are dismal and not even some scintillating basketball has been able to bring the masses back to the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
www.smh.com.au /sport/basketball   (853 words)

 Basketball Explorations
Basketball is a game that involves many disciplines, including math, physics, and art, along with many others.
We have three ways available for you to navigate the site: a search engine, an index of all available resources, and a roadmap, which gives you "the full tour" of the site.
Update: Basketball Explorations placed 4th in the Interdisciplinary category in the 1997 ThinkQuest contest.
library.thinkquest.org /12006   (184 words)

 Basketball Plays, Basketball Drills and Coaching Software
Most of the plays and drills are animated and you can also download the plays and view them in the playbook program.
Before downloading Basketball Playbook Software version 009 for Windows 98, Me and XP, you might want to check out the screenshots or the short flash demo.
You can buy basketball playbook on the register page.
www.jes-soft.com /playbook   (162 words)

 Nba Basketball Encyclopedia
1971); D. Smith, Basketball— Multiple Offense and Defense (1982); A. Wolff, 100 Years of Hoops (1991); The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia (2d ed.
Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia, ISBN 0394580397, Compare new and used books prices among 55 bookstores in a click.
The Official Nba Encyclopedia (Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia), Jan Hubbard, David J. Stern.
www.all-about-basketball.com /nba_basketball_encyclopedia.jsp   (337 words)

 Men's College Basketball News: Polls, Team Indexes, Conference Reports - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rick Majerus is back in college basketball as head coach at Saint Louis after signing a six-year deal with the school.
One of five Duquesne University basketball players shot on campus last year has sued the school, alleging it failed to provide adequate security at a dance.
An argument between Charles Thomas, a starting forward for the Arkansas basketball team the past two seasons, and his ex-girlfriend resulted in skin abrasions on both and Thomas' arrest Saturday on suspicion of third-degree domestic battery, police say.
www.usatoday.com /sports/college/mensbasketball/default.htm   (1116 words)

 NBA Basketball Tickets - NBA Tickets - Basketball Game Ticket
While we are proud to offer our customers an industry-leading selection of basketball tickets at competitive prices, we are equally committed to providing extensive basketball information such as game schedules, NBA seating charts, arena directions, and the team history for every franchise in the National Basketball Association.
If you would like to attend a basketball game to see NBA action live, or to view game schedules and team information, CoastToCoastTickets.com is your source.
That’s expanded television ratings, but the best way to enjoy an NBA basketball game, and to show the players that you love what they do, is to be there live in person.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /nba   (501 words)

 Basketball Tickets - Hard-To-Get NBA and NCAA Baskeball Tickets
More than 300 colleges and universities in the United States play in NCAA's Division I, the top collegiate level, and the season-ending men's tournament, known as March Madness or the Big Dance, is one of the most passionately followed events in American sports.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has also grown from modest roots to become the world's premier professional basketball league.
From the fltopped playgrounds of big cities to rural farms and gyms -- and the best of the best from all around the world -- future basketball stars aspire to the recognition of playing for one of the NBA's 30 teams, among the greats of the game.
www.razorgator.com /tickets/sports/basketball   (239 words)

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball program has added two assistant coaches, Jeremy Cox and Glynn Cyprien, head coach Billy Gillispie announced Monday.
Men's basketball head coach Billy Gillispie spoke to the media Thursday morning about what his first week has been like at the helm of the program.
On Friday, April 6, 2007 the University of Kentucky named Billy Gillispie the 21st head coach in UK basketball history.
www.ukathletics.com /index.php?s=&url_channel_id=37&change_well_id=1   (141 words)

 Men's Basketball - News - SoonerSports.com - Official Site of the Oklahoma Sooners
University of Oklahoma men's basketball head coach Jeff Capel announced Tuesday that freshman guard Bobby Maze is no longer a member of the OU squad.
The University of Oklahoma men's basketball team celebrated its first season under head coach Jeff Capel with an awards banquet Monday evening on the Bruce Drake
Picked ninth in the preseason Big 12 coaches' poll, the 2006-07 Oklahoma men's basketball team finished in a tie for seventh place after posting a 16-15 overall
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