Basketball Articles

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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