It was invented by James Naismith,a physical education teacher in December 1891 in Massachusetts. It is played with two teams of five people during 4 periods or quarters of 10 (FIBA) 4 or 12 (NBA) minutes each. At the end of thesecond quarter, a break is made, usually 15 to 20 minutes depending championship own regulations which the party belongs.
There is also a form, mainly for the disabled, which is played in a wheelchair(wheelchair basketball), virtually the same rules as regular basketball.
In the game of basketball, you have the following positions to place the players:
"Base": Also called "playmaker" (creator ofthe game, literally). Normally the team's shortest player. In attack the ball goes to the opposite field and directs the offensive play of his team, sending the game system. Desirable characteristicsare a good ball handling, vision, ability to give good passes, good speed and an accurate outside shot. In the bases are appreciated assists as points scored, but a good player must achieve both. Indefense must rise harder ball from the opposite base, cover the passing lanes and be alert to pick up long rebounds. Typically these players are not a tall, because what really matters is the abilityfor organization and direction of play. Known as 1 in the terminology used by coaches.
"Escort" Players usually lower, faster and more agile than the rest, except sometimes the base. It should providethe team points with a good shot, including the three-point shot, a good ball skills and an ability to get to the basket. Known as 2 in the terminology used by coaches.
"Forward" is usually an...