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The main goal for this blog is to show what work is done to expand the game of basketball in the city of Trollhättan.

The start of an non-profit association?

Kategori: Allmänt, Basket, Basketball, Development, Dialoge, Dialogue, PickUpBasketball, Society, Streetbasketball, Trollhättan

My thinking is, if the gap between availability, good material (courts and baskets,etc.) and actually playing some basketball on the playgrounds of Trollhättan should close in on eachother it would equal into a winning situation. TBBK (http://www2.idrottonline.se/TrollhattansBBK-Basket/ ) has done a great job, outside their own clubarrangements and games, of organizing streetbasketball-tournaments every summer for a couple of years now and the interest is increasing.
 
I know TBBK is doing all they can and they are willing to get what help they can get to expand their organization and quality of it. Many recognize their hard efforts through events such as "Sporty Friday", "Fallens Dagar" (annually the biggest event in the city) with their streetbasketball tournament. (So if you watch this post and want to get involved in their organization somehow, maybe you could get in touch!)
 
Outside of this, it should exist a more communitybased supporting power for basketball that also could close the gap between organized play and basketball on the courts (organized or not) and thats how Pick-Up Basketball Trollhättan is supposed to be working. Even if its just a little push towards better courtconditions, playable and enjoyable, its worth it. 
 
A non-profit organization could bring some more availability of playing streetbasketball and when the goal is to increase the playingconditions and the attraction towards basketball it isnt outerwordly that those who actually run this city can make up for some of it. It also brings a validation that basketball wants to be heard, it wants to be seen but it mostly wants to be played - with a lot of joy and satisfaction.
 
Soon, I will try to get some people involved in the basketballactivities around the city with to have a discussion about what this non-profit organization could be and how it should work.
Im excited and its up to what work is done for the game of basketball that could make you others more and more excited over playing the game you love to play.
 
 
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The declining of basketball?

Kategori: Allmänt, Basket, Basketball, Development, Dialogue, PickUpBasketball, Society, Streetbasketball, Trollhättan

According to www.basketsverige.se/2015/01/14/basketens-barn-och-ungdomsverksamhet-har-minskat-kraftigt-pa-tio-ar/ the sport of basketball has reduced about 25 % in participation from the childeren and youth section in Sweden. This popped some eyebrows a short while back ago. 
 
Reasons for the drop are being discussed in the article and in the commentsection, which is why I saw more reasons from my part and others who feels the same to make a stand for this beautiful game!
 
One of the arguments being made from people with insight, according to the article, is that many "un-demanding" activities of sports have come in to play as a competitive counter-weight to organized sports such as basketball. Also, the lack of availability, lack of new generation of leaders, worsened economy, and the slow adaption to new ideas and renewal may all be a part of this huge drop.
 
Therefore, in the aftermath of this report coming out, it feels more urgent to make even the simplies way of actions relative in the process of changing the landscape maybe just a little bit - for the better of basketball.
 
Basketball, to me (and I think most of you agree), is a fun-loving game with social aspects of it that makes it so loveble to play, watch and be a part of. Hearing all the reasons for the decline in the youth-line (the new generation coming up) makes me feel a bit sad but not so much surprised. 
 
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen"
 
How do we make basketball happen in Trollhättan?
 
 
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A small first request to 'Trollhättan Stad': Great news today!

Kategori: Basket, Basketball, Development, PickUpBasketball, Society, Streetbasketball, Trollhättan

 
 
As this is the first real contribution on this blog, or in the "Pick-Up Basketball Trollhättan"-Community, lets concentrate on what I was telling you on our facebookpage the other day. I hope this is just a glimpse of what you, a simple man like I am (!), can actually do to make basketball happen in Trollhättan! Check it out:
 
Im living in Kronogården, and you could say Im a neighbour to Kronan-school and the combo-court (soccer/basketball) that is placed next to Kronogårdshallen/The Kronogårdsgym. This is a pretty nice court, and has a regular gathering of enthusiastic kids and teens. Although thats good and all, its mostly soccer being played. The court is green but it shouldnt stop kids from playing basketball (!?) which is why I wondered how it could be changed. Is it hard to bounce the ball or something? I tried it and its allright.. but what is it then?
 
 
I thought it would be nice if there were some way to raise the potential for more basketballactivities. So I thought: what about a free-throw line? And a drawing of the restricted area? Hence, the 3-second rule! (even if you dont actually use them in your pick-up game it could be quite motivating to notice the basketballrules being implemented on the court. And at the same time bring some Kudos to the city of Trollhättan!)
 
I made contact with Trollhättan Stad who further re-directed my request to the section that operates Parks and Schools, etc (In Swedish: Parkverksamhet i Trollhättan). They sent me an e-mail later on and told me my case were being taken into consideration! I will get back to them in April/May as it would be easier to perform that kind of work.
 
So, to all of you reading this. If you got a suggestion, about basketball or anything in life that you see and could be solution to a problem, make contact. This could actually become a nice spot for basketball. Maybe a few nets too? What do you think? :-)
 
 
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