Spalding's Official Basket Ball Guide for Women; Containing the Official Rules Revised for 1916-17

Spalding's Official Basket Ball Guide for Women; Containing the Official Rules Revised for 1916-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...already shown. For this reason, I contend that the lines are good things, for the game was sadly in need of being slowed up in order that the average boy and girl could play it with safety. That the adoption of the lines and restrictions of the field tend to "spoil' the game I positively deny. On the other hand, I maintain that the adoption of the lines and the rules governing this style of play has preserved the game---for women and girls at least. (I cannot help thinking that the game as played by men and boys could have been correspondingly improved by similar restrictions and regulations.) I do not know of a single instance where basket ball for girls, played according to the "line game"' rules, has been prohibited. Where basket ball for girls has been forbidden by the institutional authorities it will almost invariably be found upon investigation that the game had been played according to men's rules. I think that the management and regulation of the line game of basket ball for women and girls for the past twenty-five years is an admirable example of its practicability. Relative Merit of the Men's Rules and Women's Rules' BY AUGUSTA LANE PATRICK, Director of Physical Training Barringer High School, Newark, N. J. Experience has proved to me vhat many conversations failed' to impress in relation to basket ball. To insure its best rezults this game must have rules applicable to all, and so presented that misinterpretations shall be at a minimum. The question arises, "Is it advisable for women to use the men's rules?" Some years ago I fully believed in the afiirmative. I contended that the game could be played without roughness; that under these rules it embodied...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842189
  • 9781236842183