Basketball 101

Updated Thursday November 15, 2012 by Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association .

Welcome to the sport of basketball!

The game of basketball was invented by a Canadian Physical Education Teacher, James Naismith, at the International YMCA Training College in Springfield Massachusetts in 1891. When Naismith invented the game, he wanted a game anyone could play and enjoy.  The WMBA is committed to this objective.

The following links will touch on the basics of the game, from the different concepts of basketball to the terminology.  We hope this helps you better understand the sport of basketball and hope it can make your experience with us even more enjoyable!