People all over the world love to watch and play basketball. Many famous players, including Michael Jordan, Yao Ming, and Kobe Bryant, are global celebrities. You may not be on their level as a player, but if you love to play basketball, you can profit from reading the following tips.
When you rebound in basketball, make sure you make contact before your opponent.
be in control of what occurs if you are the first to make contact when
boxing out. Hit them first before they get a chance to make contact with
you so that you can get leverage. Be sure to anticipate and be sure
you're always first. This will provide you with an edge.
your balance means improving your shots. You have seen some crazy shots
made by professionals, but these shots aren't going to be based on
fundamentals. Those who do this are improvising. When you shoot, you
should always be properly balanced, which will help you make more
baskets more consistently.
Every shot should have an arc. The
ball should arc at the highest point, then began descending toward the
goal. This arc helps keep the ball on course. Learn how to consistently
shoot using the same arc for best results. As you practice, you will
learn what works best for you.
To be successful with free
throws, you need to be sure you're taking the best approach. When at the
foul line, have your feet about a shoulder's width apart. Now, use both
hands to dribble the ball. Bend your knees and and picture the ball
going into the basketball as you take your shot.
You can build
your speed by learning the following technique. Begin your speed
training by walking at a moderate speed for five minutes. Then, run as
fast as you can for one minute. Follow this with a jog for five minutes.
Then sprint again for one minute. Cool down by walking for five
When you play basketball, be sure that you remain
properly hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after
playing. Becoming dehydrated can negatively affect your game and your
health. It is possible to lose up to 2% of your body weight through
dehydration. That can also cause between a 10% and 20% decrease in your
It is important that you protect the ball
if you have it. Dribble to the side to ensure that no one can steal it
from you. If no one is nearby, you can dribble in front, but be sure to
take it to the side if someone approaches you or you go for the net.
your knees as you dribble the ball. This gets you closer to the surface
you are dribbling on and causes the distance between ground and ball to
be reduced. This gives your opposition less of a chance to steal the
ball away from you as you head for the net.
Want to try a drill
which will really work you out? Try dribbling with two balls at once!
This will help you learn to master dribbling with both hands, plus it
will build your arm muscles very quickly. You can't use your eyes for
this exercise, so you will learn to dribble without looking at your
Perhaps you are not quite ready for the NBA, but this
does not mean that you should not focus on becoming a better basketball
player. The advice that you have just read can be invaluable.
Incorporate these tips into your game so that you can dominate the court
the next time you play.