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Basketball is a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent's basket.

An Overview of Basketball

Basketball is a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent's basket.

The Mission for Basketball England is to govern and enhance the sport of Basketball in England. To encourage and enable people to participate in basketball regardless of their ability, age, gender, status, disability or ethnic background and to lift the performance and quality of basketball throughout England.

Benefits

  • The mixture of running, jumping, pivoting and twisting helps improve balance and build endurance.
  • Excellent way to boost coordination and balance through dribbling, passing and shooting the basketball
  • Team game nature means it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Costs

It is a cheap game to set-up, with only a hoop and basketball required for a match. Thousands of outdoor courts can be found across the country in parks and recreation areas where you can play for free.

Involvement

For people looking to receive coaching, play as part of a team and compete in a league, there are approximately 1,000 clubs in the UK which can be found in sport centres, schools, colleges, universities and gyms. Local clubs can be found by visiting the Basketball England website.

Equipment

  • Only a hoop and basketball required for a match
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Facts

  • Men's basketball was introduced to the Olympics in 1936, with women given their own competition in 1976.

Find Basketball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

IM Basketball

Welcome to the easy way to create weekly opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play basketball! IM Basketball provides everything you need to run a weekly basketball competition, na

National Governing Bodies

Basketball England

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@basketballengland.co.uk.
Contact Telephone
0114 284 1060

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, state of the art gym, dance studio, sports hall, sauna, steam room, sun beds, creche, climbing wall and roller skating.

King's Park Sports

King's Park Sports is made up of two centres' Benham Sports Centre and King's Park Tennis Centre. Both are located on the same complex and consist of two indoor football pitches/10 badminton courts, 4 indoor tennis courts and 4 outdoor tennis courts. All

Northamptonshire Titans Basketball Club

The Northamptonshire basketball club has a 'family' approach, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers/highly experienced Coaches for young people who want to develop as Basketball players giving them opportunity to play Local and National League.

Daventry Vikings Basketball Club

We are a passionate team with a range of abilities. Being a senior mens team we welcome players of all abilities over the age of 16. So whether you're a NBA Legend, High School Benchwarmer, or Seasoned Veteran. We welcome you to come and check us out.

Daventry Leisure Centre

Everyone Active manages this facility in partnership with Daventry District Council

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

Northampton Falcons Basketball Club

Northampton Falcons is a turn up and play basketball club. We run 2-hour training & scrimmage sessions every week and arrange friendlies with other local teams along with playing local leagues.

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager works as part of, and in partnership with, the Senior Management Team in achieving the aims and objectives as set out in the organisation’s Business Plan and Funding Strategy. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving income generation targets, securing new business and funding, developing existing and new key partnerships, and supporting the strategic direction of the organisation.

They will need to have extensive experience in income generation, partnership development and stewardship, and a strategic mindset - and will be joining a fun, growing, dynamic, forward-thinking and successful team!

Sports Co-ordinator

To co-ordinate and deliver the Sport 4 Life UK sport service for young people aged 11-29 across a variety of community and school settings.

Assistant Sports & Training Coaches

To support the delivery of Sport 4 Life UK’s training services (sport sessions, qualifications, social action and employability sessions) for young people aged 11-29, across a variety of community and school settings.

Multi-Sport Coach (Casual)

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust is looking to recruit a Multi-Sport Coach to deliver our Wakefield District School Sports Partnership (SSP) provision in schools within the Wakefield district and surrounding regions.

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01604 366 976

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Multi Sports Coach

£7.05 - £11.50 (depending on experience and setting)

12:00am - Thu 1st August, 2019

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