Basketball Articles

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to Shoot a Basketball – A Quick, Easy and Effective Guide

The subject of how to shoot a basketball is one that is close to many people's hearts. "Within that ring lies greatness", that's probably what Shakespeare would have had to say on the subject! (If he'd been alive) and even…
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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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Who Else Wants to Jump Much Higher in Basketball

Want to know how to jump higher? Jumping is a crucial and critical part of many sports, especially basketball. Being able to jump higher makes you a much better player and gives you a huge advantage over your opponent if…
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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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