Basketball Summer Fun

Basketball Summer Fun

It’s Summertime and one of the favorite things many of us love to do this time of year is play our favorite outdoor game… basketball.

Regardless of the time of year, basketball is a great way to spend your time. Some think that basketball should be reserved for indoors and during the cold months. Nothing could be further from the truth. For those of us who enjoy a round of basketball anytime, here's why Summer is such a great time to play.

What could be better than spending a morning, afternoon or evening shooting hoops outside. Whether it’s playing in your own driveway using the basket your dad put up against the house, playing at a local park with asphalt courts or playing on an all-weather court at the neighborhood YMCA, playing outdoors this time of year is the greatest.

There are several reasons why basketball makes sense during the Summer. One reason is that many kids are looking for something to do when school is out during the Summer. Basketball is a safe and healthy game for kids to play. Basketball helps them build social skills and physical skills. Otherwise many will end up sitting in front of a television, video game console or computer all Summer long.

Basketball is also a sport that can be practiced alone, with a buddy or a small group of kids or adults, so anyone can play. It also doesn’t require much in the way of equipment. Once you find a basket and a basketball, you’re good to go. Many sports or activities require great expense. If you find a court with a basket, the ball is the only other piece of equipment needed. A basketball can be purchased affordably and lasts for years.

All in all, regardless of your age or gender, basketball is a great way to spend an hour or two on a Summer day. The health benefits, the skills and coordination it builds and the fun it provides make playing basketball, a no-brainer for Summertime fun.

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