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How to Teach Kids Basketball 5 Things You Need to Know and Do to Be Truly Successful

Do you want to teach kids basketball? If you have been recruited to be a coach or if you just want to teach your own kids how to play basketball, you can learn the following tips on how you can…
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The 7 Most Common Basketball Shots

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world, both to play and watch. For players, though it can be more of an art form than an athletic endeavor. Playing the game of basketball requires a high level…
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The History of Women’s Basketball

Modern day basketball can trace it's origins to early December 1891 when Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian physical education teacher and a local instructor at Springfield, Massachusetts' YMCA Training School was desperately seeking an indoor game active and fit during…
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The History of Basketball and the Visionary Behind It, Dr James Naismith…

Modern day basketball can trace it's origins to early December 1891 when Dr. James Naismith, ¬† a Canadian physical education teacher and a local instructor at the Springfield, Massachusetts' YMCA Training School was desperately seeking an indoor game active and…
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5 Tips for Basketball Coaches

It can be difficult at times to keep your youth basketball teams focused. People tend to get angry and frustrated and want to yell at the kids but have to remember that they are just kids and they just want…
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How to Dunk a Basketball – 10 Tips to Increase Your Vertical Leap to 44 Inches Or More in 3 Weeks

Many people have wondered "how to dunk a basketball", even though they have played for a long time. There are many reasons why people can't dunk. One of the most common mistake made is wrong exercises and not enough stretching.…
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Increase Your Basketball Vertical Jump Without Weights

How would you like to increase your vertical leap, grab rebounds whenever you want, dunk over anybody you want or jump over the block when taking your jump shot? I know you don't want to hear any hype (If you…
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Basketball Coaching: Team Motivation

Some of us will come home from practices and wonder, "Why on earth did Johnny decide to come out for the basketball team if he doesn't want to try?" We spend so much time and energy on the frustration and…
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Basic Basketball Drills Explained

Figure 8 Basketball Drill This is actually easier to do than to explain but I'll give it my best effort. Make sure that you spread your legs apart and bend at the waist. Put the ball through your legs, around…
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24 Secrets to Coaching a Perfect Basketball Practice

Principle#1¬†Have a Plan. Organization is the key. A coach without a plan will invariably miss teaching points. It is important that the players know that their coach is invested in helping them maximize their individual and collective potential. A coach…
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4 game variations of basketball

Basketball does not just have to be strictly rule regulated play on an indoor wooden court. There are actually many different variations on the game that bring basketball to a whole new level. Variety is one of the things that…
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7 Tips for Becoming a Better Basketball Player

Secret #1 Develop Skill Synergy The fastest way to get better is to learn and practice the fundamental skills. Fundamental skills like passing, catching, shooting, dribbling and basic footwork are as much responsible for basketball success as any cross-over move…
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