BasketBall

The traditional game of basketball is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court with the purpose of the game being to score field goals. The objective is to shoot the basketball through a Hoop (basketball ring) mounted on a backboard 10 feet (3.05 metres) off the ground. A field goal scores two (2) points for your team, whilst a shot made from behind the ‘3-point arc’ scores three (3) points. At the conclusion of the game, the team with the highest score wins. Basketball is played by both able bodied and disable bodied participants as well as those with an intellectual disability. A variety of non-traditional game formats also exist including ‘3x3’ (Three on Three) and ‘Street Ball’.