Posted by Elephant in the room on February 18, 2017 at 09:38:07:
In Reply to: Re: High IQ Game posted by Fan of All Athletes on February 18, 2017 at 07:54:33:
: : Basketball is a High IQ game. VB is 3 basic skills and not every player needs to master them.
: : Basketball is highly skilled game if taught properly. Dribbling, passing, shooting, setting screens, back door cuts, rotations on defense, execution of plays.
: : The sports are totally different. VB is BORINGGGGG! yawn! Pass set spike- over and over again.
: It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt - Mark Twain
: : Basketball has such variety, different styles of play. Just a way better sport. Just like American society it is becoming more popular because it is easier and requires less time to develop the 3 major skills.
: : REAL ATHLETES play HOOPS!!!
: : : : : Future of the game is in peril. Volleyball is more fun than hoops and easier to learn. Bball skills take way too long to develop. Girls leaving in droves. How can we continue to get the better athletes? Better do something before the girls game is dead.
: : : : : http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18659764/why-young-athletes-flocking-volleyball-not-basketball-record-numbers?addata=espnw:womenbb:index
: : : : Volleyball and Basketball are BOTH great sports - it depends on the player's personality. For the record - have one basketball player and one volleyball player and neither daughter wanted to play the other sport. BOTH sports take skill and dedication to play at a high level - no need to be negative :)
: : : Volleyball Players don't like physical contact with others and love the net that separates them from their opponent. They also don't like conditioning. What a boring game! Basketball takes a lot of thinking very quickly for a long period of time.
Female Basketball is regarded as a sport for ghetto lesbians. You can argue the two sports' respective merits but the perception is very strong and it definitely influences choices when it comes to what sport to play.
Nothing can be done. Basketball has been on a downswing for at least five years. Check out any high school, middle school or even park and recs league and you'll see how poorly participated girls basketball currently is. Most clubs have consolidated or folded. Many high schools no longer have JV teams. It is what it is. It's cyclical as well.
Girls want to look nice and the boys basketball shorts and jerseys make them look butch. Hair and makeup, forget it.
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