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BASKETBALL

In December 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian professor of physical education in Springfield, Massachusetts, was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day. He was looking for a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied during the long winters.


After rejecting other ideas as either too rough or not suited to indoor gymnasiums, he invented a new game in which players would pass a ball to teammates and try to score points by tossing the ball into a basket mounted on a wall.


Naismith wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto an elevated track. Naismith initially set up the peach basket with its bottom intact, which meant that the ball had to be retrieved manually after each "basket" or point scored. This quickly proved tedious, so Naismith removed the bottom of the basket to allow the balls to be poked out with a long dowel after each scored basket. The peach baskets were used until 1906 when they were finally replaced by metal hoops with backboards. 

 

WHAT DOES BASKETBALL TEACH YOU?

THE VALUE OF TEAM WORK

PATIENCE

FITNESS AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

THE INEVITABILITY OF FAILURE

TO GRAB EVERY OPPORTUNITY

PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL

MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY

HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION

 

OUR TEAM

Orange United enters teams in both junior (boys and girls) and seniors (men’s and women’s) into the Orange Basketball Association which plays competition all year round, with a summer and winter competition. The summer competition runs from October through to March and winter competition runs from March through to September.

Our basketball caters for all age groups from primary school boys and girls, high school boys and girls and our senior men and woman. At any one time we have upto 4 teams playing in the primary school division, and two teams in both the high school boys/girls and our open men’s and woman.

Game locations:

  • Orange PCYC Seymour Street

Start your registration to play today

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BASKETBALL DRAW