Basketball was invented as there was a need for a gymnasium activity as an alternative to freestanding exercise during the winter months.
Canadian Dr. James Naismith staff member of Springfield College, Massachusetts wanted to make his classes more appealing,so tried introduced various recreational games, such as Association Football, American Football and Lacrosse. However as the gym had limited space this became difficult so decided to combine the activities of the various sports to create a new game.
Basketball combines the following factors to make it a particularly good sport that can be played all year round.
At West Midlands Sports Development we follow national governing body recommendations.
During planning for our courses our aim is to:
- Ensure a suitable coach to player ratio.
- Ensure additional adults are present whilst coaching sessions are undertaken.
- Ensure any volunteers that may support our resident coaches are aware of our strict coaching philosophy.
All our coaches are committed to the new 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport.
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