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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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5 Tips to Jump Higher to Dunk a Basketball For Short People

There are an abundance of exercises that promise to make you jump higher, but most of them require you to do work. You can follow these jump higher tips whenever they are applicable to your workout. These will assist you…
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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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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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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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Here’s How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger

So it's quite obvious that you are here right now because you would like to learn how to spin a basketball on your finger. Whether you would like to impress your friends or learn for personal pleasure, this is a…
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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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One of the Most Important Skills in Basketball

Basketball is an enormously popular sport, and many of the world's most famous athletes achieved that status because of their prowess on the courts. Basketball is fun to play and watch, so its popularity around the world is no surprise…
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The Art of Rebounding a Basketball

You cannot become a championship caliber team or player without dominating the backboard! The team that controls the backboard during a basketball game would most likely win. Why? More basketball rebounds leads to more possessions, and more possessions lead to…
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Tips For Passing a Basketball

What do Pete "the Pistol" Maravich and Magic Johnson have in common? If you answered that they were both great play makers and masters at passing the basketball, then you would be correct. If you would like to become an…
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Basketball Offense – 3 Ways to Beat a Zone Defense

Designing a basketball offense to be run against a man-to-man defense is relatively simple - set up screens, pick 'n roll situations, one-on-one situations, etc. Easy to design but, of course, not always easy to execute. To carry off these…
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Basketball Shooting Drills

The process of shooting a basketball happens in a second or two and, yet, is a complex, compound movement. To understand the components of a healthy shot, we need to break the movement down into simpler sub-components that can be…
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