Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament


Sports in India is slowly but surely being integrated into the school life of children. Basketball is not practised much but gains a very popular gaze whenever there is an international competition. It is important for kids to engage in every kind of sport and due to more courts now they are able to explore these interests as well. In this article, we will look into the varying ways to present a Speech For Basketball Tournament. It can be a Long Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament or a Short Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament.

Long And Short Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament

Long Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament

This format of Speech for Basketball Tournament is very helpful for students in grades 8-12 as they often head these events and can give a 5-minute speech in detail. 

Good morning everyone, respected Principal, Teachers and my dear students, a very special and warm welcome to the Chief guest (mention their name/names). We are so grateful to be here today in your presence and thank you for accepting our School’s (mention your school or college name) invitation. To have a personality like you whose contribution to the world of sports has truly been remarkable among us is our privilege.

This is our 7th year to organize this Schoolympics and the excitement and success rate since we started has exponentially increased. Every year with more than 10 schools participating in the games is making this inter-school competition a huge success already. 

In our country where the maximum focus has been given to studies and academics, it is nice to see the shift in perspective of our Legislature which has incorporated sports also to be part of the curriculum. Undoubtedly, cricket is the most popular sport, played by every class of society. But now other sports that are played professionally like Badminton, tennis, squash, hockey are also gaining more popularity.

Basketball courts were not too many when we were younger, but now even I see many in other schools and residential complexes. With the influx of basketball courts, the children and adults are equally keen on learning and participating.  

Basketball is a great outdoor sport that is not only fun but a great exercise for the body like any sport. It requires a great deal of physical strength and stamina to sustain the duration of the game. And when such a fun sport is included, it will take a lesser amount of time to deduce the risk of overweight, obesity and lethargy that is only rising in the youth. Even an hour of basketball can burn up to 630-750 calories. This is also a way to build endurance and self-discipline. It encourages one to lead a healthy lifestyle which is more the need of the hour with even young children glued to their smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

The students today seem more enthusiastic about playing and winning and have been rigorously practising for weeks. I would like to extend my gratitude to our coach Ms (mention their name) and coaches of other schools as well who has kept the spirits high by constantly motivating us. This day would not have been the same without the support of the parents, thank you for sparing time to be here and encouraging us during this time. 

Now let’s begin the tournament by keeping in mind that it is our efforts and participation that matters the most and winning and losing is just a part of the game. Give your best and leave the rest. All the best my dear friends. We are here to cheer you on, no matter what.

Thank you.

Short Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament

This type of a Short Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament is useful for students in grades 4-7 who can use simple words and keep it short for it is easy to understand.

Good morning everyone, respected dean, teachers and my dear friends, with a huge round of applause, let’s welcome our Chief guest/guests (mention their name/names) thank you for gracing us with your presence and accepting our School’s (name of your school) invitation for the 7th Annual Schoolympics. 

With your presence here, the excitement has become tenfold higher. 

In today’s world, where everything has been made for the convenience of people, children and youth suffer the most. They are always living in the comfort of their homes, glued to the screens of television or phones and engaging in social media and online games rather than going out. 

This habit has become a lifestyle that is soon becoming a danger as it is making us lethargic, easily fatigued, and with no interest and concentration for other activities outside our comfort zone. Due to this, there is a rise in obesity. 

This problem can be easily overcome by sports. And basketball proves to be a great one as it burns calories, builds strength and endurance, develops stamina, increases focus, and gives us a purpose and goal and something to look forward to after a long day or even at the start of the day. 

We are fortunate to have such supportive management when it comes to having basketball courts and allotted time to practice. The schoolympics are only a way to socialise and engage with other school students through this fun sport. I thank our parents for cooperating with the teachers and coaches and managing our schedule during the practice sessions leading up to this day. Thank you for your constant kindness and support throughout. Sports teaches us to be a good sportsman and the mental strength to deal with losses. So without thinking of winning or losing let’s play to have fun.

Thank you. 

10 Line Welcome Speech For Basketball Tournament

This type of Speech for Basketball Tournament is helpful for students in grades 1-3 who are only beginning to understand the game and can be conveyed using simple words and short sentences.

  1. Sports should be an integral part of our education systems.

  2. Sports teaches us self-discipline, and sportsmanship and deals with real-life situations better.

  3. Basketball is a great game that can be played in teams of 6 and 12. 

  4. It also provides a solution in beating the problem of lethargy, fatigue and obesity.

  5. This interruption to our unhealthy lifestyle is a good one as it provides many benefits.

  6. It also builds focus and concentration that helps us in other areas of our lives including academics and careers.

  7. With more courts now, students are eager to pursue their interests in this specific sport like never before.

  8. The management and sports faculty has truly given us a golden opportunity to explore this game in it’s the best form under their professional guidance.

  9. The undivided attention and support from the parents are truly commendable and we appreciate very much.

  10. Let’s have a fun match and not get bogged down by wins and losses. 

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