The Basics

Are you new to the game of basketball?

Great! We’re glad your here.

Here are some people who might find our resources useful.

  • You have recently joined a recreational basketball league and need to remind yourself of a few basics.
  • You are a new coach wanting to learn more about the game and share that knowledge with your players
  • You are preparing for basketball tryouts and want to make sure you are up and ready to go.
  • You’re children have recently taken an interest in basketball and you want to learn more about the rules and regulations of the game.
  • You have signed up to coach a youth basketball team and want to brush up on your knowledge of the game.
  • Basketball is a new hobby and you want to familiarize yourself with various aspects of the game.
  • You are starting the college recruiting process and need some unbiased advice to help guide your decision


Arete Hoops is here to help!

Check out our sections below.



Rules and Regulations

In this section you will find…

  • A concise description of the standard rules of basketball
  • Easy to understand explanations of the basic regulations of basketball


Offense and Defense

In this section you will find…

  • A review of basic offensive and defensive schemes and concepts
  • Offensive and Defensive terminology


Cuts and Positioning

In this section you will find…

  • A list of the different types of basketball cuts
  • A discussion of the basic roles and positions on the basketball court



In this section you will find…

  • Practical advice for players who want to play at a collegiate level and beyond
  • Insight into the world of recruiting, college scholarships, agents, recruiting services, and coachesAH7

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