Basketball Articles

24 Secrets to Coaching a Perfect Basketball Practice

Principle#1┬áHave 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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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 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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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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How to Dunk a Basketball – 10 Tips to Increase Your Vertical Leap to 44 Inches Or More in 3 Weeks

Many people have wondered "how to dunk a basketball", even though they have played for a long time. There are many reasons why people can't dunk. One of the most common mistake made is wrong exercises and not enough stretching.…
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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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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 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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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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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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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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