The Jump Manual – The Early Stage of Basketball
Basketball is not like other games, evolved from any ancient sport, developed and got popularity gradually. Rather it has a distinctive origin. This game was invented purposefully as an indoor activity for the students of Y.M.C.A , Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts by Dr. James Naismith in 1891.
James Naismith wanted to create a healthy athletic activity for his students. At first he coined a set of 13 rules for this game, although these rules are not the same rules we use in today’s basketball. The foremost game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets attached 10-feet high from ground, used as goals. The court was almost half the size of today’s court.