Basketball has seen a substantial increase in player participation since the London Olympics, with over 300,000 playing at least once a month, and over 170,000 taking part on a weekly basis, this represents a rise of over 16% since the Olympics.
There are many techniques in basketball games for shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Basketball has specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures (player positioning). Typically, the tallest and strongest members of a team will play the centre or power forward positions, while slightly shorter and more agile players will play small forward, and the shortest players or those who possess the best ball handling skills and speed play point guard or shooting guard.
Common Basketball Injuries
The most common Basketball injuries are Knee, Achilles, Shoulder, Fingers and Ankle sprains.
Basketball Insurance Plans
Sportsinsurance4u offers a wide variety of plans, from individual basketball player insurance to basketball team insurance.
Sports Accident Insurance
General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of basketball accident insurance providing cash benefits for sports injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled match, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.
Sports Health Insurance
Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional basketball players offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.
As an alternative for amateur basketball players, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.
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Our Sports Health Insurance range has been specifically designed for amateur and professional sportspeople.e
Our Sports Accident Insurance has been designed for amateur sports enthusiasts to provide some financial benefit to you in the event of a sports injury.
Sports Accident Insurance benefits can include
- Personal Liability Insurance
- Income Protection
- Cash Benefits for Breaks and Dislocations
- Dental Cover
- Physiotherapy Benefit
Sports Health Insurance benefits can include
- Cover for sports injuries
- Consultations, tests and scans
- Hospital cash back
- Cover outside UK for touring clubs
- Health and Wellbeing Services