Who invented basketball that's a question i receive a lot as a coach as coaches and lovers of the game, it's important (and fun) to know the origins of how. On this day in 1891, the first game of basketball was played at what is now springfield college the game was invented by a canadian, dr james naismith, a. Unlike other major sports, the origins of basketball are not very ancient and most historians agree that the sport was founded in 1891 by james. 'when he had assigned me the class of incorrigibles,' writes naismith in his own version of the invention of the game basketball, 'i had felt that i was being. Since 1959, the naismith memorial basketball hall of fame has honored and celebrated the game's greatest moments and brightest stars on the occasion of its.
Here are ten things you may not know about the inventor of basketball and football – in hopes of taking the best from each sport and including it in his game. For some, the sport is more than a game, it's a passion (dr james naismith-the inventor of basketball) this is why basketball changes the. With the 68th season of the national basketball association (nba) the game of basketball that was invented by james naismith back in 1891.
The game of basketball grew very rapidly, with college teams forming leagues within the first decade of the game's invention naismith himself would become a . National basketball association champions springfield college) at springfield , mass, deliberately invented the game of basketball in order to provide indoor. Before i became the basketball coach at the university of kansas in 1988, my knowledge of james naismith was pretty limited i knew he had invented the game. James naismith invented basketball in 1891 a 1939 tape of naismith talking about the game has been found — it may be the only recording of. Basketball: how it began-facts and information about the game a game that started with eighteen men in a ymca gymnasium in springfield, massachusetts, .
Dr james naismith was a canadian physical education instructor who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while working at the ymca training school in. Invented basketball as an indoor sport to be played in winter by writing thirteen rules for the the first game of basket ball was played in december 1891. Most of the sports today are either a combination of other sports or they have an untraceable origin but same is not the case with the game of. As a bit of history, james naismith was a canadian physical education instructor who invented the game of basketball he developed this indoor game so that. Not so with basketball basketball history shows that it has the distinction of being an intentionally invented game in 1891, james naismith was.
Take a step back in time and learn about where the amazing game of b-ball came from peaches anyone. Dr james naismith, athletic director of the ymca in springfield, ma, had a problem- the cold winters kept everyone indoors so in 1891, he invented the game of. Basketball is built into the fabric of springfield college the game was invented by springfield college instructor and graduate student james naismith in 1891,. James naismith invented basketball, football helmet facebook he looked into a game invented at harvard college called battle ball.
The game of basketball as it is known today was created by dr james naismith in december 1891 in springfield,. While most basketball fans know that james naismith was the inventor of the game of basketball, not many know that the first game ever played was done so. Basketball was invented in 1891 by james naismith at the ymca naismith wanted to develop a game that.
Basketball was invented during the school year of 1891-92 at springfield college in the game was introduced in ymca's across america and also to foreign. History, rules and equipment for basketball origins in in 1893, the first women's game was played at the smith college, in northampton, massachusetts, usa. Basketball: basketball, game played between two teams of five players each on a the only major sport strictly of us origin, basketball was. Basketball, a game that started with 18 men at the school for although naismith became famous for his invention of a new sport, that stroke of.
It's been nearly 125 years since dr james naismith invented basketball but last december an audio recording from 1939 was discovered.