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Basketball was invented by James A. Naismith, a Y.M.C.A. official, and was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1891.

The game was almost exclusively American until it was introduced as a sport at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Basketball is played on a rectangular court no more than 29m (94 ft.) long and 15.25m (50 ft.) wide, which can be either indoors or outdoors, by two teams of five players each.

At each end of the court a bottomless net about 76 cm (30") in circumference is suspended from a backboard set 25.5 (10 ft.) high at the back line.

Basket Frisbee was invented by Grandpa pencil, a grandpa, a few minutes ago and was first played by you.

It is too late to have it introduced into the 2012 Olympics so we will probably have exclusive use of it for a little while yet.

Basket Frisbee is played in a yard or park (of any size that you can find) making it an exclusively outdoor sport unless Uncle allows you to play in the main hall of his English Castle.

In the event that you do play in the Castle please inform your Uncle's insurance company and remove all of the terribly expensive stuff first.  

The Rules (sort of)

Set up wheelie bins or some other appropriate 'nets' at each end of your chosen court.

The size of your sides will depend on how big your court is.

Select your two sides

Have the captains toss a coin to decide which side will start off the game.

That side will toss the Frisbee from his/her base line and the play will proceed much as a normal basketball game.

A goal is scored by getting the Frisbee into the opposing team's basket (wheelie bin etc)

When a goal is scored a player from the team it was scored against tosses the Frisbee into play from that base line.

Continue for a set time or until everyone falls down either laughing or tired.







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