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Get Better At Basketball By Following These Tips:

If you’ve ever thought about becoming a great basketball player, you will have seen that it takes a lot of practice and dedication. Regardless of whether you are playing for fun or competition, it is always nice to be good at what you do. Well, if you read through this article then you’re going to be able to make great improvements towards being the best at the game.

  • Dribble properly. Use the fingertips, not the palm, for the best dribbling. This way you’ll have a lot more control over the ball. Bounce the ball no higher than your waist and keep the ball at your side rather than in front. You should always look upwards instead of at the ground.


  • Find out how to make free throw shots. That’s a shot that appears simple but is actually difficult in reality. Practice regularly and employe the technique that follows. Begin by holding the ball directly in front of your face. Eye the basket and imagine the ball swishing down into it. Then repeat that when you take the shot.


  • Always dribble with your head up and looking forward. Looking at your ball when you dribble indicates that you haven’t practiced enough. The ball can go with you when you go anywhere. Try dribbling even when walking to a store. Don’t look while dribbling, because you won’t be able to see what’s going on.


  • To get better in your basketball game, focus on your strengths. You might not have star ability, but you can be an outstanding team player. Knowing what you excel at and then practicing that can help you become perfect at it!


  • Practice your bounce pass. If done properly, the pass will land near waist level with the opposite player. One good rule is for you to bounce the basketball most of the way toward the other player. But, there are some factors that can change this.


  • Observing what the professionals do can be a great way to improve your game. Whether seeing an all-pro on YouTube, attending a game in person, or sitting on the couch with buddies to watch your local professional team, there are many chances to observe the best. Each player has their strengths and you can learn a lot from each one.


  • Never practice only against the zone. A lot of the game is sure to be played in the zone, but your opponent could change to man-to-man coverage. When you don’t know how to defeat it, you will lose.


  • If you experience a slump in your scoring and shooting, your shoulders may be the cause of the problem. If your shoulders aren’t correct, you may not be able to make the shots. Your shoulders should always be squared towards the hoop. The dominant shoulder needs to be lined up with the rim.


Start using the techniques and tips the next time you play a game of basketball. As you continue to practice these tips, you will continue to see improvements in your game. Use the three steps as detailed and you will be on the road to success.



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