Team sports give kids confidence, teach them to be team player, help them make friends and socialise and teach them other important lessons like reliability, responsibility and the importance of commitment. Participating in a team sport is both fun and educational, and so perhaps you have taken it on yourself to start a local or school basketball team and set up a practice space for them. Here’s some tips on how to get started.
Finalise a location
You will need to finalise a location before you can get started. If your school doesn’t have the funds to build a court in its gym or grounds you may want to scout out alternative outdoor spaces. Either a large playing field, an empty or abandoned parking lot or property. Having located the land, you will need to get the necessary permits in order – can the land or building be hired or purchased, and if you need funds you may have to set up a donations system of appeal for funding.
Creating the Court
Once you have your location finalised, you will need to actually create the court. This means that you will need to allocate space for the court, for the spectators and changing rooms. Out doors or indoors, you will need bleachers or seating of some sort. Set up benches in a tiered system so that everyone gets a view of the court. You will then need to mark the actual court. For this it is best that you look around for a local company that provides line marking services, also check this awesome car park line marking services.
Check with your local driver’s education class to see if they can recommend someone. Professionals who offer line marking services will know what materials to use for your location and will also have experience in marking sports courts, you can visit this great site using this link http://www.outlinemarking.com/line-marking-ipswich/ for line marking services. This will ensure that your court is accurately marked.
Equip Your Team
Once your court is set up you will need to equip your team. Luckily basketball is not a sport that requires a lot of equipment. You will need hoops, a couple of basketballs, and possible a scoreboard. You need not get an electric scoreboard, you can start with a chalk board and update it later. Your team will also need uniforms. Pick your teams colours and name and have uniforms made for everyone. You may need to ask players to pay for their uniforms or see if your school will help fund or subsidise uniforms. You will also need to find someone to volunteer as coach or hire one. Your team will need someone to train and guide them and help them improve and excel at the game.