Basketball is played with two teams
5 people from each time are on the court . The game is played in
forty eight minutes. The game starts with a jump ball. A jump
is when one person from each team go in the center of the court and jump
to tip the ball their team mates.
Your team is either on offense or defense. On defense your team has to guard the other team so they don't shoot the ball and make a point. If your team is on offense you have to dribble the ball to the basket and try to score. There are different ways to score points on offense. The first way is to shoot the ball from the three point line which is worth three points. Another way is to score two points by doing a jump shot, a lay up, or any other shot within the two point range. You can get one point per shot shooting foul shots. You can only shoot a foul shot if someone from the other team fouls you. After you get five fouls you are no longer allowed to play in the game.
You have to dribble the ball or shoot, but you can not walk with the ball or it is called traveling. To dribble the ball you have bounce it with one hand or you can switch it between one hand to the next. You can not dribble and stop and then go again or it is called double dribble. You can also double dribble by dribbling the ball with two hands at once.
The object of the game is to have fun and score more points than the other team!