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Playing basketball, have you ever heard that “It doesn’t matter what offense you run, it’s how you run it that counts?”. Actually, I think it is totally false. It must be “Even though it does matter how you run your offense, what you run it is at least equally as important!”. Regardless of your coaching philosophy and goals, your choice of offense will be absolutely critical to your overall success.   Now I will be the first to admit that championships have been won on various levels by teams running the Flex, Triangle, Shuffle, Hi-Low, 5 Out Motion, Dribble Drive Motion, and undoubtedly dozens of other offenses. BUT, that doesn’t mean that a coach can just reach into a grab bag of offenses, pull one out, run it effectively, and win. Yet, year after year that is essentially what many coaches do, especially at the high school, middle school and club levels.   Even if their selection of an offense is not quite that random, there are always teams in every league and region that are running a particular offense because either their coach ran the same thing when he was in high school or because Duke, Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, or another big name program runs it.   Before mentioning some things that you might want to consider when choosing an offense, let’s look at the real purpose of running an offense in the first place. Simply stated, running...

How to Shoot Better Basketball

Learning how to shoot better basketball is a combination of many different things. The purpose of this article is to help one learn a few of the major factors that help improve your shot. Your shot is has a lot to do with confidence. Even some of the best shooters in game have bad days, but what separates them from the rest? Confidence. You have to have the confidence to not remember your last shot. The only shot that matters is your next shot. One of the best ways to build confidence is to envision the ball going into the hoop. In addition always try not to hesitate. If you have an open shot shoot it. The mechanics of your shot are also important as well you must have proper form to improve your shooting percentage. You want to keep your elbows in but not too far in, and you want to always have the ball in the triple threat position before shooting or when receiving a pass. This means being able to take off and dribble, pass the ball, or being able to shoot the ball as well. In addition you want to always follow through when you snap your wrist. Your follow through can be one of your biggest factors in jump shooting, the set shot or the three pointer. Although your form is important your leg strength is of equal importance as well. Your jump shot...

Smarter Strength Training For Basketball...

As Coaches and organizations continue to demand more from their athletes, and the players themselves are more and more driven to be the next superstar or grab the next scholarship, the skill and talent levels of each new wave of players will continue to rise. Next season the average player will be jumping higher, reacting quicker and elevating the sport. Like most other sports, Basketball now demands devotion to every aspect of training. From strength training in the weight room to plyometric drills to individual skill work. Tomorrows high school player or college recruit has to use every training advantage possible to make it to the next level. Hard work and dedication pay off for sure, but to gain a real advantage today’s athlete needs to train smarter and not just harder. As a parent of two young boys that have started to show a real interest and love for the game of Basketball, I have devoted a fair amount of time over the past two years to researching the most effective training methods available so my guys will have the best possible chance of achieving their hoop dreams. As someone who still plays competitive ball myself, I also was interested in not only maintaining my game but getting better every time I stepped on the court. What has emerged from this effort is a training tool that is without a doubt the most effective upper body strength training...

Basketball Fundamentals For Beginners...

The work of the basketball coach will be made more effective if he keeps charts of each game. This is one of the basketball fundamentals. Rebound charts and miscellaneous charts are discussed in this article. Rebound Charts Rebound charts provide the following information: 1. Number of offensive and defensive rebounds by each team. 2. Number of offensive and defensive rebounds by each individual. Insufficient offensive or defensive rebounds can suggest areas of rebounding work in practice. If the number of defensive rebounds is not in close proximity to the number of missed shots by the opponents, stress should be placed on block-outs and other defensive rebounding techniques. The reverse would be true if a team is falling down on the offensive boards. The knowledge of which players on a team are getting the most rebounds can suggest individuals who need additional work in this area and can act as an incentive to future rebounding performances by allowing competition among individuals on the team. An accurate knowledge of the leading rebounders on the opposing team may suggest play direction. For example, if the left forward on the opponents is their best rebounder, initiating plays in his defensive area may result in shots being taken while he is out on the floor and away from the board. Keeping the Rebound Chart Rebounds may be recorded on the same composite chart with shots and mistakes. Simply writing the number of the rebounder...

Show Your Love For Basketball

So, you love basketball? You are an avid basketball fan who tries to catch all your favorite team games and enjoy having a dribble every once in a while. But what happens when shooting a few hoops just isn’t enough? How else can you let people know how passionately you feel about basketball? After being relegated to the back of your dresser drawer, cufflinks are making a comeback. Worn with formal attire as well as some casual outfits, cufflinks can be a great addition to your wardrobe and can make you stand out from the crowd, for all the right reasons. In addition to the more traditional and conservative steel, gold and silver cufflinks, novelty and signature cufflinks are proving to be very popular. These cufflinks allow you to support your favorite basketball team or sport and can be a great icebreaker at cocktail parties or other social events. There are those that are avid cufflink collectors who seek to have every basketball team’s cufflinks, the more obvious being the Chicago Bulls, La Lakers, the Knicks, Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. Smaller basketball teams have begun the trend of giving cufflinks to team members as mementos and a great way of showing team unity. Many teams are required to dress formally when attending away fixtures, often wearing smart suits with their own team cufflinks. Apart from logos, basketball cufflinks do come in other designs, some featuring silver basketballs,...

Advantages Of Playing Basketball

Advantages of Playing Basketball I know that many children like to watch the basketball match and they would like learn how to play basketball very much. In their eyes, those people, who wear the Chris Long jerseys and good basketball skills, are their super stars. They would like to become a practical basketball player .In fact; there are many advantages of playing basketball. Playing basketball can bring us not only pleasure but also still enhance our physique. In addition, play basketball can also exercise person’s mind, and help people get a positive mental attitude, even positive attitude towards life. Playing basketball is not a movement which can be finished by a single person, it requires teamwork very much, it needs the body cooperate your mind, and you dare to challenge, need you to cooperate. On the basketball playground if you played very well in authentic basketball jerseys which can let you to make a lot of friends. Help you become an open-minded person. Firstly. You can improve your vision through sports exercise, it needs the response rate of eyes when play basketball. You must stare at your opponents. Secondly, it can reduce the acne on face. Experts say that if you do more exercise to accelerate your blood circulation, it will be a good way for the treatment of acne. Thirdly, it can eliminate worries. Playing basketball has many benefits. For example, it can promote the metabolism and when...