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Improve Your Rebounding – Boxing Out Drill

Basketball Drills, Basketball Fundamentals Nov 03, 2010 No Comments

Rebounding is essential to winning a basketball game.  On offense, the more shot opportunities your team gets, the better chances they have to score.  On defense, limiting an opposing team’s second chance to score greatly improves your odds to winning the basketball game. Boxing out is one of the most important basketball fundamentals to learn. The team that can box their opponent out effectively will be in a better position to get rebounds.  It is critical that you work with your team on the proper techniques for boxing out.  Becoming a good rebounding team takes hard work and effort.  Here is a simple basketball rebounding drill that can be practiced by all skill levels and ages. Read more »

Basketball Ball Handling Drills

Basketball Drills, Basketball Fundamentals Aug 28, 2010 No Comments

One of the most basic and essential basketball fundamentals is ball handling.  Players must be able to effectively dribble and protect the ball.  Here 2 basic ball handling drills for youth basketball.  These basketball drills are easy for young players and will help improve their ball handling skills. Read more »

5 Ways to Improve Your Players Shooting

Basketball Fundamentals Aug 28, 2010 No Comments

One of the most important Fundamentals of Basketball is Shooting. Here are simple ways to Improve your Team’s Shooting:

  1. Practice what you play – Players should spend their time practicing shots they will take in a game. Many young players like to practice trick shots or long range shots, especially at the beginning and end of practice. Limit these types of shots. While trying these shots may be fun, it won’t improve their game.
  2. Players should start with a good foundation. The player’s  feet should be shoulder length apart, parallel to each other and be facing the direction of the basket.
  3. Practice, Practice, Practice – Depending on their level, players should take 50-150 shots per practice. These shots should be from where ever they may shoot in a game. Jump shots, lay-ups, put-backs, foul shots, shots off the pass, shots off the rebound all should be practiced on a regular basis.
  4. Consistency is the key to good shooting. A player should practice shooting the ball the same way every time. By practicing consistent technique, good shooting fundamentals will be programmed into the player.
  5. Correct Bad Technique – Even if it Causes Worse Results in the Short Term. Many younger players have major fundamental flaws in their shooting technique, yet are still able to make baskets. These flaws will only worsen in time and have a major impact on a player’s ability in the future. As a coach you must promote good fundamentals. Even if a player protests, insist that the shoot the correct way.