Tag: Basketball

About Defensive Basketball Techniques

Let’s begin by looking at the man-to-man defensive techniques. One of the first determinations is the dominant hand of your opponent; either right-handed or left-handed. This is the shooting hand, and it determines how you guard your man and obstructing the shooting path. The next determination is which foot is the pivot foot. This can change with possessions and determines the drive side tendency, frequently to the non-pivot foot side. Another tell is the hand position on the ball. Shooting hand behind the ball indicates preparing for a shot. Hands to the side of the ball indicate preparing to pass. Hand on the upper part of the ball indicates preparing to dribble and which hand indicates going left or right.

Another indicator is dribble patterns. Players who dribble between the legs or behind the back do so in repeated patterns prior to shooting or driving to the basket. Knowing that … Read the rest

Prevent Basketball Injuries

The best way that a basketball player, or athlete in general, can prevent another sports injury is through personal care and preparation. Stretching before any activity, practice, or game is a MUST every time. I recommend that players warm up with a quick jog or light run up and down the court before they start. After completing this run, is it crucial that you stretch your muscle after they are slightly loose so that you can prevent a strain or tear. It is not good for muscles to stretch them when they are cold. During my days of high school basketball, my coach would always have our team do 5 laps around the court to warm up. After that run we would meet up in the middle of the court for team stretches.

Another way to prevent and injury is to wear proper braces on the body part you have … Read the rest

Indoor Sports

  • Table Tennis
    This is a very simple game that is usually played indoors. It’s played with a table, bats and a tiny ball. In most cases, it’s a game between two persons. One person stays at each side of the table. It doesn’t require any umpire or referee.
  • Boxing
    Boxing is an interesting game that is played by two persons. Normally, the boxers are expected to kit according to rules. The game is played in a ring with protective features. A referee is always available to regulate the sport.
  • Weight Lifting
    This is a unique type of indoor sport that involves the lifting of heavy equipment. Several individuals can participate in the game but each of them has to carry the weight one after the other. An umpire is always available to judge the game.
  • Basketball
    This game is usually played by two teams on each side of the pitch.
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How To Shoot A Basketball

You will find out the proper form and release of shooting a basketball and how to shoot a basketball with consistency. Here are the some steps on shooting a basketball.

  1. Start close to the basket as we are going to get you familiar with the form. Remember the concept Beef as this represents Balance, Elbow, Eyes, Follow Through if you are able to remember this concept it will make shooting easier.
  2. Place your non handiness hand on the side of the ball as this will be your guide hand, next place your handiness hand behind the ball making sure that the ball is on your fingertips. Then make sure that your are aligned or square to the basket.
  3. Make sure your elbow isn’t sticking out. You want to keep your elbow in but not where it feels uncomfortable. Put your elbow in a spot where it feels comfortable and that
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