In Nikolaev passed the third streetball Championship in which 48 teams from Nikolaev, Odessa, Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk participated. Two days near Kashtanovy Square were hot not only because of high temperature, but also in connection with the hot passions storming on a platform. Streetball or street basketball - a show really fascinating and dynamic. Hundred audience, going to be ill for mini - baskebolny teams, received a positive charge of energy and sincerely were glad for young people who chose for itself new opportunities for self-realization together with a youth mobile brand of DJUICE.
The third streetball Championship was held by a mobile brand of DJUICE and the Nikolaev youth organization "Alter — Sports". In comparison with the first Championship in which only 14 teams participated, present tournament collected three times more. And this fact - a graphic evidence of the increased popularity of this sport among youth. We will remind, streetball as the street version of basketball I appeared practically in at one time with basketball, in 1891. But to 50-x years this game was only an entertainment of masters of traditional basketball. Especially actively street basketball began to develop in districts of the American cities. Today game found the admirers around the world and is focused on progressive youth which supports a healthy lifestyle. The Nikolaev streetball is the peculiar version which has united classical basketball and street. Unlike traditional streetball where game takes place on one ring, in the Nikolaev championship two rings and four players in the field. Tournament takes place on the Olympic system, that is on an elimination. And though one match lasts only ten minutes or to 15 points, adrenaline on a platform is splashed out more, than in "adult" basketball.
- Despite the conditions of game simplified, at first sight, - the head of the Nikolaev youth organization "Alter — Sports" Roland Bayrozyan explains, - streetball differs more rigid and dynamic character. Masterly possession of a ball and movement speed on a platform is of great importance.
Both the highest speed, and masterly possession of a ball was shown by participants of competitions. Among them - graduates of schools, students of initial courses of institutes. As organizers explain, at selection of teams there were no restrictions neither on age, nor by the nature of activity. The only thing about what asked athletes, - not to invite in teams of professional players to reach relative equality of all participants. In this Championship two teams of journalists for the first time competed and for the first time the audience saw performance of two women's teams that became real "highlight" of a sports festival. In spite of the fact that performance of girls was out of tournament, the heat round their game was serious.
In sportswear from DJUICE the national journalistic maiden team "Personal Time" and the Wet T-shirt team competed. The first opened the account "green" (Personal Time team). But they and more often violated rules, than used "yellow" (Wet T-shirt team), having realized penalty kick. And, though, female game differed from man's smaller professionalism, but won in rigidity and dynamics. Literally last minute of a match "The wet T-shirt" could catch up with competitors, having truly executed two-point hit in a ring. As a result of a match "we have a draw" with the score 4-4. Marina Malysheva, the member of team "Personal time" is happy with game, but considers that could act better. "Matter in that, - Marina speaks, - that in this structure we for the first time came to a platform. And some participants at all didn't hold a ball in hand. But, nevertheless, the team game was successful. I, in general - that, was engaged in traditional basketball. But streetball it is much more interesting. Here the situation another, everything occurs much quicker and more sharply. I hope, next time our team will show better result".
And in leaders of the Championship there was a three of the best teams: "A dynamo - Energy" and "Basket magazine" from Nikolaev, and also Dnepropetrovsk "Vanguard". In the final for the first place "Basket magazine" and "Vanguard" battled. As a result of rigid and fascinating fight by the absolute winner there was "Basket magazine" which represents the basketball Internet - the magazine of Nikolaev.At the same time with competitions passed also SMS - vote. In total fans sent over three thousand SMS - ok in support of favorite teams. And three most active fans and the team which has won spectator sympathies, won prizes from a mobile brand of DJUICE - professional basketball balls and sports backpacks.
As the chief of the Nikolaev office of the Kiyevstar company Gennady Romanyuk declared, "The youth mobile brand of DJUICE always supports the initiatives of the Ukrainian youth directed on promoting of a healthy lifestyle and development of the new directions in music, cinema, sports. Streetball - already won popularity technical and bright sport which, probably, will light new "stars" of professional basketball. Nikolaev will be proud of them. DJUICE unites the best of the best because perfectly knows that is interesting to youth. DJUICE offers more experience, it is more than entertainments more opportunities for self-realization".