Basketball Articles

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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