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WHAT IS BASKETBALL?
There are many techniques in basketball games for shooting, passing, dribbling and rebounding. Basketball has specialised 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.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BASKETBALL
Playing basketball is a fun workout and there are many health benefits which includes burning calories, improving balance and coordination, building endurance and building muscle. Basket ball is also good for your mental health as you are able to work as part of a team and learn about self-discipline.
COMMON BASKETBALL INJURIES
Every sport has some risk of injury associated with it and the most common basketball injuries can include sprained ankles, finger injuries, knee problems, foot fractures and impact injuries from falling over. Hip and thigh injuries can also occur from running, pivoting and jumping, this can put extra strain on the legs and hips. Injuries can sometimes be prevented by warming up properly and maintaining a overall good fitness level.
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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.
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