Basketball Articles

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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