Mastering basketball can seem like a difficult feat if you are stuck in a rut with your training. Here, we look at some simple tips to help you improve you basketball skills in as little as just 5 minutes a day.
The first thing is to master all the basics of the ball handling before trying to become a really great basketball player. If you don’t have a good grip of the basketball, you won’t be able to progress further. One of the most important skills is how you handle the ball. Practice dribbling in different motions, such as back and forth across the court, around in circles and even in figure eight motions. This will really help you become more able to control the ball.
At times when you have a friend to practice with, pass the ball to each other to develop this skill. You should always aim for the other player’s hands, and put your weight into it to give the ball more spin and speed. It’s a good idea to practice both chest passes and bounce passes, with the latter usually being more difficult for a defender to intercept.
You’ll, of course, want to practice your basketball shooting, too. Practice all different kinds of shot, and work out which one you are the best at. Then when you are playing a game, try and go for this type of shot most often. You should also practice jumping when you shoot as this gives you more height and the ball has more speed.
You should ideally have a hoop which is at the right height, and of course a good ball. For younger children, consider a basketball for kids, as these are a bit smaller so are easier for small children to handle. If you practice just one move a day, you’re sure to become a better player soon. …Read Full