Basketball is not all about rules and regulations. There's more to the game like different variations that bring basketball to a whole new level. It is one of the important things that make basketball such a popular sport. Here are some of the most popular variations in the game of basketball.
1: Wheelchair Basketball
As, the name suggest the game is basically played in wheelchairs. These chairs are designed specifically to move quickly and easily down the court. It is a serious sport played by handicapped people. The sport is regulated by the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF).
2: Water Basketball
Another popular game variation of basketball is the water basketball. As the name suggests, it's played in water. The game can be played as a recreational or as a team regulated sport. Though, the game follows rules which are a little different. The game combines the rules for traditional court basketball and water polo.
3: Beach Basketball
Beach basketball as the name suggest it is played on the beach and considered to be quite different from other types of basketball. The game require more physical involvement and is not as strict than traditional basketball. This game variation is played on a circular court with no backboard on the hoop. Just like water basketball there is no dribbling. Instead, the ball is moved down the court by passing or 2 ½ steps.
4: Informal Basketball
It simply describe the type of basketball that usually most people play. The best part about this sport is that any rule can be created as per your likings. Players simply make baskets as hoops and have fun playing this game.
To conclude, basketball is a very flexible sport. The game can be played almost anywhere and in anyway. Being, such a popular sport the basic thing about basketball that remains the same is making the basket. Ball and basket is the common element in every variation of the sport. So, you can place this game anywhere you like as long as you have the ball and hoop.