Basketball is a popular game across the globe. In Britain, the sport has developed at a slower rate as compared to other sports. This can be attributed to several factors. Basketball can still grow to be a dominant force in Britain. Here are a few ways in which this growth can be achieved.
Strengthen the League
Most successful nations in basketball have well established domestic leagues comprising of a majority of homegrown players. To enhance basketball, a well-established league is needed. This should involve a smooth and well-outlined pathway of nurturing and bringing in young talents into the league. To achieve this, the basketball governing body needs to establish affiliates leagues to the main league where winners are promoted higher. This should also involve basketball competitions at high school as well as college level. This will enable young players to be spotted early in their career. And in turn, the professional teams will have an unlimited supply of fresh talent.
The governing body should also invest more in training workshops. Training is key in almost all aspects of sporting activities. These workshops should include training for the coaching staff, players, and match officials, as well as scouts. Training is aimed at educating people on new ways of doing things. In the process, these workshops help build cohesion and unity; hence, creating a conducive environment for growth. As part of the training, benchmarking the more established leagues such as the NBA should be encouraged.
Putting more financial investment in the sport would also greatly help achieve this growth. This could be done by signing up sponsorship deals. With money injected into the sport, new and modern facilities will be established, and this will definitely influence growth. These facilities should include training equipment, training arenas and upgrading of basketball courts. Money injection also means higher allowances for players. This will act as a motivation to them.