Streetball is a team sport and has educational value. It brings together physical exercise and sport advantages and the educational side of the game. The game brings significant contributions in proper player development, in developing movement skills, traits and habits and also in strengthening personality. Streetball equally strains the whole movement skills set by its high mobility requirements and variety of moves.
Skill, coordination and suppleness, manifested by high finesse movement are reflected by driving the ball in different balance situations at high speeds. Speed is present in all of its forms. Force is manifested through speed (expansion) in board jumps, in pass precision and net throws. General stamina ability is generated by using the other movement traits.
Streetball contributes to proper body development, constructing a right posture, because movements are done during the game, with or without the ball, are varied and complex, they stimulate alternative, simultaneous, symmetrical and asymmetrical and participations of all body segments.
This game strains and develops at the same time, on a higher level, our body’s main functions like: blood flow, breathing, thermal regulation, metabolism, etc. It has also got a special influence over developing mental characteristics. Fighting spirit and will get channelled to obtaining victory – commitment, bravery and perseverance are mental skills that can be honed by practicing this sport and are obviously influenced. This influence is subordinated to team spirit and to other player’s respect. It develops team play and mutual help, by contributing to social integration. Also, discipline and conscious organization are educated by the rules themselves, refereeing and team placement.
Streetball contributes to active thinking ability. For example, game activity accustoms players to analysing situations, compare them and draw conclusions quick. All these thinking processes correlate analysed situations and finally lead to developing distributive attention and action anticipation capacity.