11 Foot Basketball Hoops
This is sure to be a controversial subject with Basketball purists. 11 foot basketball hoops. What do you think? Are the hoops too low? Is it too easy now for the top players in the world to play on 10 feet baskets? Would team play improve if the hoops were raised? What other questions arise?
The purpose of this page is to start the ball rolling and give you the reader the opportunity to weigh in and give your opinion about whether baskets should be raised from the current 10 feet to 11 feet off the ground.
Last June I was fortunate to be involved in a game last June in Seattle where they actually played a game on 11 foot high hoops. I helped with video analysis. It was quite interesting to watch that game. The game was the brain child of two great Northwest Coaches. Coach Tom Newell and Coach Ernie Woods put the idea together and asked what would happen if we did this experiment?
You can read more about it and what the local media thought by clicking here.
I have available below an awesome pdf document from Coach Ernie Woods observations about that game. I am hoping to get Tom Newells' views also and lastly I am hoping I get permission to add a bit of video from that game. Stay tuned.
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What Other Visitors Have Said
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We Need To Widen The Courts
This is my response to raising the rims. I say NO! The real issue is the size of the players now and this includes the college players. In order to keep …
Higher, Wider Rim and Larger Ball?
Here is an anaymous post from one of our readers. Do you agree or disagree? Yes, it is long past time to raise the basket. But in doing so, the rim …
Raise the hoops Not rated yet
I think they should raise the hoops to 10'6". Players are probably about 6' taller than the players yester year. The court should be 2 feet wider and the …
Raise the Goal Not rated yet
Yes Yes Yes raise the college goal to 10 foot 6 inches and the NBA to 11 foot.
Do Not Change Basketball Hoops to 11 Feet Not rated yet
look at the shooting percentages of the league. Its lower than it was in the 1980s. The NBA is getting smaller in player size, not bigger. New rules keep …
yeah man man Not rated yet
HAVE A QUESTION ON THE CREATION OF BASKETBALL Not rated yet
I AM 80 YEARS OLD BUT MY MEMORY IS SUCH THAT CANADA WAS FIRST TO CREATE BASKETBALL A MAN IN ONTARIO DEVISED A PEACH BASKET, REMOVED THE BOTTOM TACKED …
no way Not rated yet
i feel that if you raise the hoop you are taking away from the roots of the game and putting somewhat of a spell on many players abilities and comfortablility …
11 feet is a bad idea Not rated yet
i dont think they should be raised to 11 feet because i have a hard enough time trying to dunk on a 10 foot and it would be kind of weird i would have …
11 foot hoops? Not rated yet
i personally do not think 11 foot hoops should be the new thing, cause how are people going to adjust to this? this is not a good move and 10 is good the …
Raise It! Not rated yet
What's up with the game that they played? How did it go? How come there's no video of the game?!