Here are five things you can do to reach your potential as a basketball player. Work hard enough and you’re guaranteed to have a better chance at making it through this year’s tryouts.
Rebounding is one of the most important skills in the game because it helps reduce the number of offensive opportunities that your opponent will get over the course of the game.
Here at Hustle, we focus on building the best basketball app out there, but we also want to help you make good decisions with the products you buy. That’s why we created this list to help you teach your kid to love basketball.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too late to pick up the perfect gift for that special basketball fan in your life. From relatives, friends and teammates to coaches, or even coworkers, basketball themed gifts are fun and easy to give. Basketball season is in full swing, so there’s no more timely gift out there. So check out some of our favorite basketball themed gifts this year.
Nobody saw him coming. Oklahoma’s Trae Young had almost no buzz prior to the start of the 2017-2018 NCAA basketball season, but since delivering multiple 40-plus point games with an incredible shooting percentage, everyone is singing his praises. The star point guard is leading the nation in points per game and assists per game, while getting comparisons to Steph Curry for his shooting prowess and quick release. He’s also carrying his team to one of their best seasons in recent memory.
The mid-range jumper definitely takes a lot of work and the right mindset. But having this shot in your arsenal can make you a lot more versatile, it’s an easy way to get yourself shots, and it’s a lot more efficient than you may think
Training Tips from Professional Basketball Player Nick Novak
Fox Chapel high school basketball coach and statistician, Gabe Skrinjar, explains the importance of incorporating objective performance measurements into practice and game day routines.
Most professional baseball players take hundreds of swings every single day. Most professional basketball players take hundreds of practice shots every single day. There is no question that repetition of basic drills is effective. However, youth athletes are fundamentally different from professionals. Not many kids will be able to focus on a single drill over and over and over. For that and many other reasons, introducing drill variety is paramount as a youth coach. Using a variety of drills builds technique, keeps players motivated, makes practice more fun for kids, and ultimately will lead to a better experience for young athletes.
Many Hall of Fame players struggled from the line. How do we avoid this?
Bobby Whyte didn't expect to run his own training business, but when the opportunity was in front of him, he didn't back down from the challenge. True to his personality, Bobby charged at it head-on. He now runs the successful HyPower Performance and loves his role bringing players of all ages to the edge of their ability and beyond. He talks with us about how he got his start as an I'm Possible trainer and why teaching young kids vs. pros really isn't much different at the end of the day. He also tells you why consistency is the most important aspect if you want to improve your game.
Coach Don Showalter is the USA Basketball Youth Division Director of Coach Development. He comes from an extensive background of coaching where he has used over 50 years of experience to help his athletes get better everyday. He's undefeated in international play and now participates in most of the recruiting for USA Basketball Juniors. He talks with us about some of his philosophies when it comes to coaching and how he'd help a team form its chemistry after being brought together from all over the country. He has coached a ton of players that eventually made it in the NBA and tells us about a comeback story with one guy that just signed a max deal a few years ago. Coach Showalter has a ton of knowledge and he lays down some of it for you in this episode.
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