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Basketball Positions and Roles | Basketball

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in this video you will learn about the

different positions in basketball

according to their body shape and

strengths each player is given a

specific role in the offensive and

defensive organization of the team

basketball is a team sport in which

there are five positions they can be

divided into two categories the outer

positions and the inner positions

firstly the outer positions first of all

there is the point guard their aim is to

get the ball into the other team's half

and run the offense next there is the

shooting guard the role of this player

is to shoot from long distances but also

to get into the other half sometimes and

play within the key finally there is the

small forward this is a versatile player

a bit taller than the shooting guard and

the point guard who has to be able to

take long shots as well as to break into

the key the small forward can also

position themselves close to the basket

and with their back to it to receive the

ball outer players stay behind the

three-point line during the offense this

way they can shoot dribble towards the

basket or deliver a pass the players

inside the three-point line secondly the

inner position we will start with a

power forward their role is to shoot

near to the basket or from the end of

the free-throw Lane but they're still

able to play further from the basket

with long shots and dribbling while on

offense the last position is the center

the tallest player on the team often

standing with their back to the basket

their role is to play within the key in

offense and in defense he also has to be

there for the rebound retrieving the

ball from beneath the basket after a

missed shot in her players play close to

the basket either in the high or the low

post they use their size to defend their

key and catch the rebounds

depending on your skills and your body

structure find the position in which you

are the most comfortable however many

players are versatile and aren't limited

to one position over to you