4 responses to Buggies and hoops
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    Katie Troyer
    Comment on Buggies and hoops (May 7th, 2010 at 14:49)

    Those basketball hoops are found where ever there is a cement pad on most Amish homes, providing the family has boys.

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    Comment on Buggies and hoops (May 8th, 2010 at 22:37)

    My Amish friend says that they play a lot of volleyball. Is that also common in the Holmes county area?I’ve heard that many Amish dislike sports because thye promote competition and the like between people. I think sports are great ways to mold good character qualities! I should know! As the eldest of nine children (and we play a lot of volleyball) it’s a great time to practice good sportsmanship.

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    Comment on Amish basketball court (May 9th, 2010 at 13:09)

    Amish basketball court

    A Daviess County Amishman once showed me an indoor basketball court he had built on his property. That was pretty unexpected. They apparently got a lot of use out of it.

    Abigail that may be part of the reason for some Amish objections to sports. There is a wide range of opinion on sports with different approaches seen in different communities or affiliations. There was an interesting look at this in an article in Family Life a while back. And yes, volleyball is quite common in Holmes County.

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    Comment on LOVE (August 19th, 2012 at 18:36)


    I was wondering if you have the location of this basketball hoop. I just love it!

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    […] Most basketball goals you see outside Amish homes are in places a bit more conducive to a pick-up game, like this one. […]

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