Get a basketball hoop and shoot the ball around. Or have a private lesson to get the basics down.
That player is called the point guard.
A down is a cetain time of pessesion method in football each offense have 4 downs to gain more yards in but if the offense doesn't gain the required yards in a certain down. they may have to punt the ball.
Basically, on offense, you have to dribble the ball down to your side of the court and find a way to get the ball down to the goal and shoot and make it in the basket. On defense, you have to stop the other team from shooting the ball into the basket. If you steal the ball you go back to what I told you to do on offense.
Bouncing a basketball up and down is called dribbling.
Actually a press is when a competition between two teams are versing each other, and when the game is starting to get out of hand the defensive side tries to slow the offense down by stopping/slowing down the guards from getting out of the back court. It also depends in what type of league your playing in to the amount of pressing you can do and when you may press the offense.
A sport is generally considered something that involves action and skill. Basketball involves running up and down the court while making crucial decisions on how to score, whether it be to pass the ball to a teammate for a good shot or to drive in for a layup.
by moving your hand up and down on the basketball
You bent down and hold your hands on the side of the ball (If your a kid) If your not a kid then bent down hold one hand on the bottom of the basketball and the other on the side of the basketball. Then, Jump! and aim the basketball properly!