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Basketball, Motivation — June 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

Basketball Training: Shooting tips

Basketball has been around for years and years. It is one of the most popular sport in the world and is very much popular to people of all ages. Spring summer and parts of autumn are the best periods for shooting hoops in the neighborhood court or in the park. You don’t have to be a pro in order to enjoy a good game of Basketball. The most important thing in basketball is to score points in order to win the game. Here are few tips on how to concentrate and improve your shooting skills.

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The entire basketball shoot comes from the whole body; starting from the feet position, to the releasing of the ball from the hand. But will get to that in later articles. Now, the motivation:

Practice, practice, practice … without practice there is no way you’ll improve your shoots. Practice every day for about half an hour to an hour of shooting the basket for skill improvement. You won’t score all the time, but don’t be disappointed, even the professional basketball players miss the shot. It is good to have a partner to rebound your missed and scored balls so that you won’t chase the ball around the court to get it. Once your turn is over, let your partner practice his shots and you rebound the ball.

Stay at one spot for longer periods. Since shooting is a motor skill, the muscles develop certain motor skill memory when t comes to shooting the basket. Almost every basketball player has its own favorite spot on the court from which he will score at any time. That is because the muscles have remembered the movement that is required to shoot a precise basket towards the rim. This is achieved with practice. Make at least a series of 20 shots from one point or until you score many times in a row; then move to the next one.

Basketball Training

When you practices shooting, don’t rush in to fast movements, dribbles and etc. Start slow and build your speed and stamina gradually. The greed to have speed instantly may well give you serious injuries.
Concentrate when shooting the basket. Think about the basket, think about the trajectory and think about the rim and ‘nothing but net’ result. Have self confidence at all times. Don’t let down yourself just because you missed couple of shots – that’s part of practicing, remember!

You don’t have to make basketball playing complex, stick to the fundamentals (at least at the beginning). Once you’ve conquered the fundamentals you’ll get the urge to try something new or some more attractive moves.

These few tips are just the beginning of what will follow in further articles.

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