How to Buy Basic Basketball Equipment for Your Team

Looking for the appropriate basketball equipment to meet the needs of your particular team can be time-consuming and sometimes frustrating. Every team has its specific requirements and it’s very important to purchase and install the right gear for your school or college team. You should never compromise on the quality of your basketball goals and backboard because sub standard equipment will not be of any use at the competitive level. Therefore, one cannot take a chance as there are many things to be considered when buying your basketball equipment.


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    Take into consideration is the age of your team. Are they young and growing or are they teenagers? Younger players will often prefer softer training balls, for example.
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    Consider the size of the players in your team. Do they have varying heights or are all the team members of relatively the same height?
    • An adjustable height basketball goal is the right choice for you if you are working with a team which is young and in their pre-teens because these young children are still growing in their size and skill.
    • For short and tall players in the same team, an adjustable basketball goal will give you the versatility to lower and elevate the basketball goal according to the height requirements of your respective players.
    • For high school and college kids, you will have to play with a basketball goal that is regulation size. This means you should install a system which is 10 feet (3.0 m) from the ground to the rim because that will be the standard size used during tournaments.
    • For older kids and grown ups, you must use a fixed height goal which stays at 10 feet (3.0 m) or adjust an adjustable goal to its peak height.
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    Obtain the correct backboards. In the case of backboards, a regulation size backboard measures 42”x72” and such boards are used in high school and college competitions. For older players, a strong large sized backboard is necessary as they are learning skills of rebounding at this age.
    • A smaller sized backboard is appropriate for younger players as the backboard is supposed to help them score. They aim at the shooter’s square outlined above the basket so a large board may be difficult for younger players.
    • A fiberglass backboard is the best option for younger players when it comes to the material of the board.
    • For high school and older kids, a tempered glass backboard is an excellent choice because it is the best board for rebounding and game play action.


  • Do not compromise on the quality of your basketball goals and backboards.
  • Always buy your equipment from authorized shops and dealers for the best material.
  • It’s important to take proper safety precautions in the ground where your team plays.


  • Always make sure that there is proper soft padding on the basketball hoop so that young players will not get hurt.

Things You'll Need

  • Basketball goal
  • Backboard
  • Basketball hoop

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Categories: Basketball