Basketball Positions Explained

Dear Coach,

Hi. My name is Sara. I’m 12 years old and I need help ASAP.

I have only been playing basketball for 2 years. I’m not very good but I enjoy it. I have a real problem understanding the basketball positions – what they are, where you go if you’re in that position, etc.

Could you please explain them in a way a kid my age could understand? And please do it soon my first basketball game is on Friday and I’m really nervous.



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Dec 13, 2010
Tips On Basketball Player Positions
by: Joe Waters – WebmasterSara,Here are a couple of pages on the site that you should definitely check out. These pages thoroughly explain the various basketball positions, the skills needed to play each position and the main responsibilities that come with that position.

-A list of definitions of the various basketball positions.

-A list of the skills, physical attributes and responsibilities of the various basketball player positions.

-More valuable information on the duties, skills and responsibilities of the basketball positions. This site goes into detail of the responsibilities of each position on offense and on defense.

I hope this information helps. Best of luck with your basketball season.