Tips To Make You A Great Basketball Player

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indian olympic medalsDo you find yourself fantasizing that you are one of the best players of all time? Rather than wishing you were great, how about you do your research to become better? Read on to learn how to go about doing this.

You can easily focus on offense when learning to play basketball, however, you must really focus how playing defense. Defense is what wins basketball games. If your team doesn't have a good defense, you're not going to make it far in a game.

Having a good foundation is key when shooting the ball. While the all-time greats have shown time and time again how they can shoot while off-kilter, this is not the ideal way to score. They are going with the flow when this occurs. By focusing on balance in your shot, you will develop the consistency needed to be a great scorer.

Work on being able to receive a pass. When you practice, mix it up so that you can catch perfect passes and errant throws. During a real game, many of the passes that come your way will be off-target and tougher to handle. Be a better teammate by anticipating a bad pass to make sure it doesn't get into the opponents hands.

If you want to take jump shots, don't build your arms up too large. You do need muscle conditioning and strength, but you can have too much when it comes to shooting field goals. You might see a decrease in your goal percentages if your biceps become too large.

If you slump when you shoot, look at what your shoulders are doing. Regardless of your skill level, if you don't have your shoulders positioned correctly, you will miss. Keep your shoulders square in line with the basket. Then, make sure that your shooting side is lined up directly to the rim.

If the opposing team is breathing down your neck, it's a good idea to pass the ball between your legs. Refine this skill by bouncing a ball with force between the legs while stepping backwards or forwards. When you've mastered this step, you will be at a great advantage.

Make your forearms and hands stronger so you can handle the ball better. Do some wrist curls as much as possible and your dribbling should get better. Don't believe you will be able to simply plant yourself someplace, receive the ball and sink a shot. You have to learn to move the ball if you want something to happen.

Dribbling hard helps you protect the ball. If you dribble hard, the ball will go back to your hand quickly and the offense will not be able to snatch it easily. If you are being closely guarded, then halt your dribbling and quickly pass the ball to a teammate who is open.

An excellent way to have proper defensive posture is to remain in the correct stance. Shuffle your feet in a side to side motion ... (more)

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