Tips And Tricks To Enhance Your Basketball Skills

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Do you enjoy watching players like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Carmelo Anthony? Do you want to be like them? It takes years to be world-class players like they are, but you can improve your skills with hard work and dedication. Read these tips to take your natural basketball skills to the next level.

Learn the mechanics of a free throw. This is something that seems simple, but in reality it can be hard. Practice frequently using these techniques. Start out by holding the basketball right in front of you. Focus on the ball and visualize it going toward the goal. Bend your knees to control the arc of the ball.

Practice playing a man-to-man defense and zone defense. Usually, a big part of the game is probably going to be in zone; however, the opposing team can suddenly switch to man-to-man to catch you off guard. Failure to prepare for this type of tactic makes you more vulnerable and hurts your team.

Interested in tricking your opponents? Give the back pass a try! Use your dominant hand to palm the basketball. Next, pull the ball behind your back. After determining which direction you want the ball to go, use a quick flick of your wrist to send it that way. This should be helpful in tricking them team.

Talk to your teammates and find out what they like about your game. Do you have an area where you excel? Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will allow you to develop your skills to become an all around better player. Find out what others perceive as your natural gifts and build upon those more completely.

A great way to stay prepared at all times is to always face the ball. You will enjoy greater court awareness and avoid feeling surprised by rapid changes in game play. Also, watch for areas to open up so you can make an easy basket.

Spreading the fingers is something you have to do to handle the ball right. This way, you won't lose the ball when holding it. Do not allow the palm of your hand to make contact with the ball. You should only use your fingers to touch the ball when passing or shooting.

Quickness is something you have to have when playing basketball. You will have the advantage over your opponents if you can really play fast. Steady drilling is the key to playing fast. Although being fast is important, avoid playing faster than your capabilities. If you play basketball past your own speed ability, then you can lose control of you game with bad passes and needless turnovers.

Make sure you know what is going on with your feet. When you are in possession of the ball, touching the baseline will get you out of bounds. Taking a lot of steps when you're not dribbling means you're traveling and that's a turnover call. Avoid lifting your feet when you are screening or in position for a charge ... (more)

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