Hutchinson, KS (PressExposure) October 03, 2011 -- The benefits to youth of playing sports are well-known. Young people who participate in sports have improved fitness levels and a healthier weight than their more sedentary peers. They also achieve better academically than students who do not participate in sports and have a lower rate of teen pregnancy, two key indicators for success as adults. However, lack of access to equipment or safe facilities is often an obstacle to physical fitness, particularly in urban areas. Portable basketball goals can help to overcome these obstacles, and make the benefits of sports more widely available.
Investment in the physical fitness of youth pays lifelong dividends. Children and teens who play sports gain confidence, learn about fair play and sportsmanship, build friendships, and develop self-discipline. Even those not involved in organized sports teams can reap great physical, emotional, and cognitive benefits from remaining physically active. While sports like football require a lot of space and those like swimming require specialized facilities, basketball is a sport that can be played almost anywhere with a minimal of equipment. Portable basketball goals allow any rec center, church gymnasium, fieldhouse, playground, or driveway to become a basketball court where children and adults can have fun and get fit.
Portable basketball goals come in versions to meet any needs. According to First Team, Inc., a leading manufacturer of American-made basketball goals, portable basketball goals come in models which meet all NCAA and National High School Federation requirements for competition play. The high end models have the same regulation size tempered glass backboard as collegiate level fixed basketball goals and are so stable that they can support the weight of a player hanging on the rim. The advantage of portable basketball goals is that they are designed to fold up and roll away for easy storage, making them ideal for multi-purpose spaces. Many models have an adjustable hoop height and will work well for situations where players of different ages or abilities will share the equipment. Portable basketball goals designed for home use are ideal for setting up in a driveway, and a single person can roll them into the garage for storage.
First Team, Inc. is a manufacturer of a complete line of indoor and outdoor sports equipment. Their goals, portable goals, and seating for basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, and lacrosse are all manufactured in the USA. They pride themselves on carrying a complete line of sporting goods for homes, schools, athletic facilities, and professional arenas. To locate a First Team, Inc. authorized dealer, contact them by telephone them at 888-884-6677 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.