Dribbling isn’t enough. Don’t get me wrong, dribbling is incredibly important, a must have skill. You need to know how to handle the ball, but there are many other skills and fundamentals that you need to practice and develop other than just dribbling. Whether you are going to try out for the team or you are just going to ride the bleachers, there’s stuff you need to know about basketball, dribbling, and other things. Basketball is a game anyone can play, and with commitment, play well. Read on for tips you’re going to use, (ranging from passing to core muscle development, when you play), or just watch others use.
Basic Ball Handling
Dribble properly. You want to dribble with the tips of your fingers, not your whole hand. This gives you the best ball control. You should be dribbling the ball at your side instead of in front of your body. The ball should always be dribbled at waist level. Keep your head up and do not look at the ground. Check out some great basketball ballhandling aids to accelerate your training.
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If you handle the ball often, you need to learn how to do a crossover. In a crossover, you transfer the basketball from hand to hand. That action has to be done fast to be successful. By having the ability to move either way quickly, you will become a better all-around player.
Focus on Your Strengths
To be a better basketball player you should concentrate on the things that make you great. Your best skills may not be center-stage every game, but knowing how to play the best angles can help you give more to your team. Find you best position and then refine it until you are unbeatable.
If you have a kid wanting to play basketball in high school, be certain that they are properly training their core muscles. The core muscles include the lower back, hips and abdonimals. The lower and upper extremities are linked by the core, and athletes with a weak core will exhibit limited performance. A strong and solid core allows force that is generated via the legs to be used for helpful movements during the game like higher jumps and faster running.
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You have to know how to bounce pass properly. If done correctly, a well-executed bounce pass will reach the player in a way that allows them to move immediately with the ball. The ideal bounce pass should land about 3/4 of the way between you and the receiver. Of course, there are also other factors involved.
You may have better luck honing your passing skills if you forgo dribbling during practice. It is quite challenging to play the game without dribbling, but it does make sure you and your teammates make accurate passes. Try not to lose yourself in frustration if you do not master it immediately, with the more time that passes with you and your team practicing, the more accurate they will become.
Between the leg passes are usually helpful when another team’s players are riding you hard. Refine this skill by bouncing a ball with force between the legs while stepping backwards or forwards. Mastering this move can help give you an advantage on the court.
Practice passing while looking another way. You can really confuse your opponents this way. If you can pull it off, it’s effective to draw your opponents away from the shooter. That way the shooter gets a great look before shooting. This play can be very powerful.
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Dribbling Drills and Tips
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If you don’t want someone to steal the ball, dribble hard. The harder you dribble, the faster the ball will return to the cup of you hand. If you have an opponent who is guarding you relentlessly, it is time to pass the ball.
Try to get the basketball from one side of the court to the other in about five dribbles. This may seem like an impossible challenge, but it will increase your stride length and your speed. This translates to simple layups, fast breaks or just a general increase in your team’s numbers.
Changing pace can help you keep the offense guessing. As you approach the goal, plant your foot and then straighten up. Your defender will likely think you are taking a shot or passing, and straighten up as well. Once they slow their momentum, you can shoot past them with a burst of speed.
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Try it Out!
It doesn’t seem so hard right? You’ve learned a couple basic tricks, so now you can get out there and start enjoying the game. Keep this information in mind to become a great basketball player, but remember that none of this will do you any good if you don’t try it out and practice it. Practice makes perfect. So, go try it out!
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