How basketball began

Essay by mnely15High School, 11th gradeA, July 2004

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James Naismith was Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891, at Springfield College at Y.M.C.A training school. James Naismith under direction of American phys-ed specialist Luther Haisey Gulick, invented the indoor sport of basketball.

The first formal rules of basketball were made in 1892. First, they played dribble with a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecific dimensions. Points were earned by throwing the ball into a peach basket. Iron hoops and hammock style basket were introduced in 1893. Another 10 years passed before they decide to put-open end nets to the pratice off manually retrieving the ball from the basket each time scored.

1959 James Naismith was enlisted into the basketball of fame, which were called Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

There were 13 rules of basketball were written by James Naismith, The following were:

1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.

2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands, but never with the fist.

3. A player cannot run with the ball. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man running at good speed.

4. The ball can only be by hands. The arms or body must not be used for holding it.

5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, striking or tripping in any way of an opponent. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul; the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made or, if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game. No substitution shall be allowed.

6. A foul is striking at the ball with the fist, violations of Rules 3 and...