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  • No one is born to be a star player. Why would someone think they could be great at basketball if they didn’t do some research first? This article will teach you the basics so you can get up to speed on the game of basketball.

 

 

  • When dribbling, your head must be up, and you need to look forward. If you have to ever look at the ball while dribbling, then you haven’t practiced that enough. Wherever you go, take your ball with you. If you are heading down to the market, dribble as you go. Paying attention to the ball means you’re not paying attention to the rest of the game.

 

  • Crossing over is a vital skill to have for handling the basketball. Moving the ball from hand to hand is a crossover. The action must be very swift if it is to be successful. Learn how to perform a crossover dribble will help you get down court quickly.

 

  • Always work on your layups. 80% of all shots in a game are usually layups. When you practice, you need to be able to run toward the basket at full speed, then shoot while jumping in the air. Jump to the net and concentrate on shooting the ball in a specific location on the backboard.

 

  • Hitting free throws is a mental challenge as well as a physical one. You may know how to make a free throw but if your focus is off, then you will miss. Relax, take your time and be focused.

 

  • Make sure to practice catching passes. You need to be able to retrieve perfect passes and not so perfect passes. In the middle of a heated game, not all attempted passes will go exactly where you want them to go. Be a better teammate by anticipating a bad pass to make sure it doesn’t get into the opponents hands.

 

  • Hand signals can help stop you from turning the ball over. It can be frustrating making a pass when a player moves away towards the basket. You can avoid this by using hand signals if a player is able to take a pass. If the person doesn’t make a signal the person shouldn’t get passed to.

 

  • When you learn by developing a skill, you will be proud. Reading and learning as much as you can and transferring that knowledge onto the court will better your game. You will soon be winning every game and surprising those around you.

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