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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 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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