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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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