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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Ten Facts About Michael Jordan

So You think you know Michael Jordan? Test your knowledge with these 10 trivia questions. 1. What is Michael Jordan's middle name? 2. Where was he born? 3. Why did Jordan chose the number 23? 4. What was the name…
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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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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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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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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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