James Naismith

A physical educator, physician, Christian chaplain, and sports coach, he is best known as the inventor of basketball.


Legends our game who go above and beyond for the love of the game..

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History of Basketball

Basketball is a sport that was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian physical education instructor. Naismith was looking for a game that could be played indoors during the winter months, and he came up with the idea of basketball.

The first basketball game was played on December 21, 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. The game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets, with the baskets serving as the goals.

In the early years of basketball, the rules were constantly being refined and adjusted. In 1895, the first intercollegiate basketball game was played between Hamline University and the University of Minnesota.

(Naismith’s Basketballlympics© Extravganza)

Basketball has always been more than just a game. It has created legendary people and a niche of all its own! For the first time since inventing basketball, we have two historical events…

Generation Z

Generation Z is far from being asleep- They are the biggest generation from the previous ones. And they are the ones that need the most all-around help! Mental Anguish is the top priority for the Naismith International basketball foundation – moving forward we will impact the community where nobody is paying attention or knowing where to look. And that is inside the mind- Being

  • STRONG IN BODY – is what they are doing for the outside
  • CLEAR IN MIND – is where we will help on the inside
  • LOFTY IN IDEALS – is when we bring it all together!