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The Center Position (abbreviated as C, often referred to as the 5) is perhaps the most important Position on the floor.

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Basketball Centers are the tallest athletes on the team and typically the tallest athletes in the world. Centers can strike fear in opponents - and who wouldn't at more than 7' tall.
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Forward-center is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis.

Centers high at the corner of the bucket.
Forwards low wide in the corners of the court.
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The Centres (or Centers)
Centres are usually the tallest players on a Basketball team. Basketball Positions usually refer to a specific role that a player must stick to. Out of all the positions, the centre is the most variable.

Center - Plays underneath the basket. He or she is typically the tallest player on the team. The center's main tasks are to gain position under the hoop so as to best get "rebounds," take shots, and on defense block shots by opposing players. ...

Center: (1) The position in which a player, usually the tallest player on the team, stays near the basket. (2) The player who plays that position.
Center circle: The painted circle at midcourt used for the opening jump ball.

Center: n. A position in basketball, often played by the team's tallest player.

Center (Centre)
Usually the tallest and slowest players on the team. Their primary jobs are to get rebounds and score points when close the basket. They are rarely expected to dribble the ball much nor shoot from more than 15 feet away.

Center: one of the usual five positions in basketball. Designates the player closest to the net when in play.
Sixth man: player who is normally the first person to be substituted in for one of the five starters.

Center circle: The central circular area of a basketball court from which jump balls are taken.
Charging: An offensive foul violation which occurs when an offensive player runs into a stationary defender opponent.

Center Circle

The Center Circle is a 12 foot diameter circle located in the center of the court. It is used to start the game and other jump ball situations.

Center: Usually the tallest player. Position demands a lot of physical contact. On offense, receives ball and shoots close to the basket. Serves as the last line of defense, blocking opponents' shots and rebounding their misses.

Center - also called the €œpivot player; an offensive position typically played by a tall player who plays mainly in the key areas (at the post).
Center circle - the circular area at midcourt from which jump balls are taken.

Center- Usually the tallest player on a team.
Chase- Get on the opposing player's hip and tailgate through picks.
Cleared Side- Area on the court left open by a clearing action of players in that area.

Center: Usually one of the tallest player on the team whose skills may include shot-blocking, rebounding and scoring.
Cylinder: The imaginary "cylindrical" space directly above the rim of the basket.

Center - Often the tallest player on the team. Normally plays close to the basket and is responsible for getting rebounds and blocking shots.

Center Circle: This is a circle in the middle of the basketball court where the game starts with a jump ball. The Center Circle is 3.6 meters in diameter or about 12 feet. This is usually where a team will put its logo.

Center - This is a position that is usually played by the tallest player on the team. The center normally plays close to the basket and is responsible for getting rebounds and blocking shots.

The center jump
After each basket was made, a center-jump was held at mid-court… the other team didn’t automatically get possession. Dr. Naismith was very opposed to the rule change later that eliminated the center jump.

A player who is generally in the center of the offense, usually the tallest player on a team, who takes the tip-off and is usually stationed in a post position on offense.
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Center X4 stays on the vertical line of the ball as it is brought up the court.
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center ((basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team)
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CENTER OR #5 or C - Primary rebounder, shot blocker, takes shots close to the basket.

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1. The center boxes out his opponent and grabs the defensive rebound after the missed three.
2. The center scores on the rebound from the right wing's shot and puts his team ahead by one goal.

Nevada center JaVale McGee's "wingspan" was measured at 7'6" at the 2008 NBA Predraft Camp. McGee was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards.
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As the center you need to take balanced steps not to big and not to small as yuo need to be able to get there and jump as well, try not to foul.
Add an extra defender and slowly build up to rotating one side to the other.

Use the center circle on the basketball court and taking cones expand this the circle to make it larger. Adjust the size based upon the number of players you have in the drill. Everyone needs a ball.
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To counter the center in the middle of your 2-2-1, either match up as mentioned above or have your weak-side half court defender shade closer to that post.

center circle: the circular area at midcourt from which jump balls are taken. charging: an offensive foul which occurs when an offensive player runs into a defender who has established position.

Center: In position near the basket to capture rebounds and block shots.
Change of Pace Dribble: Slowing down and speeding up dribble to get past an opponent.

Centers and Power Forwards working in close. Most players get open for
a moment and need to get the shot off quickly before the defender reacts
or recovers. The height of the jump doesn't really matter that much. A ...

They set up their center and big forward on the low blocks.Have your defense stay inside,against the players, with a arm in front to knock away any attempted pass from the 1.I call this " side front the offense".

Center: pick the tallest player to be the center of the offense-he/she do the tip offs and assist with offense.
Center Circle: jump balls to start play occur here in this 12-foot circle.

The game is started with a jump ball in the center circle between two opponents.
A player is out of bounds when touching the floor on or outside the boundary line.

Every game begins with a jump ball at the center of the court, in which a referee tosses the ball into the air, and one player from each team attempts to direct the ball to a teammate.

Body - keep the ball carrier away from the basket and force the ball carrier to take longer routes by staying between the offensive player and the basket and the center of the ball in front of the body...

Rules - Alternating Possession] On the opening tip, the center from Team A taps the ball in the direction of his teammate. The ball glances off his leg and goes out ot bounds. Team B gets possession and inbounds the ball.

1 team on left, 1 on right, 1 in center. Have all teams shoot baskets rotating players each shot for a time limit of 60 seconds and keeping track of baskets made. Each player must rebound own shot and pass back to next player in line.

Line the foot that corresponds with your shooting hand-if you're right handed, your left foot-up with the nail that is nailed into the center of every free throw line in every gym, across the country.

They would pass to me in the center and then cut right or left on the circle, while they were doing that the other player would make sure he was right behind me on the other side, ...

5 - Post or center: usually the tallest player, she jumps center, is responsible for physical play inside the lane, must rebound well.

center the same time the player in the center releases
the pass to the next outside player. If you have
enough kids for 2 groups, have them race to 100
passes. Rotate middle player to outside after passing
to everyone around the circle 2 times.

For NBA Basketball Courts the 3 point arc is 22 feet to the center of the rim on the sides with a straight line extending out 16 feet 9 inches from the baseline. Past those points the line extends out 23 feet 9 inches from the center of the rim.

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Pivot: The area near the basket, generally where the center operates, or the act of changing directions, by keeping one foot planted on the ground while stepping in one or more directions with the other foot.
Post: see Low Post.

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Man in the middle = the center
Mid-range jumpshot = a jumpshot taken in between the 3 point line and the painted area
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Higher - When a player or the ball is getting closer to center court.
Hoops - Slang for the game of basketball.
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Here is how to practice:
Take 10 one foot shots from the right side of the basket, then 10 from the left, and then 10 from the center. Use the backboard from all three positions. You can repeat this many times.

(6) If there is a free throw violation by each team, on a free throw which is to remain in play, the ball becomes dead, no point can be scored and play shall be resumed by a jump ball between any two opponents at the center circle.

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