20 Things Every Great Shooter Knows

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1. Shooters are made not born. 2. I am a good shooter because of my work ethic. 3. I have to always think the next shot is going in. 4. A shooter’s mantra: “make till you miss, miss till you make.” 5. To be a great shooter I have to practice shooting more than everyone… Read more »

You’re better than you think

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1. Everyone gets Nervous – Bill Russell, the NBA’s greatest winner of all-time is said to have been so nervous that he would vomit before every game. Some of the game’s best players have admitted to being nervous before every game they have ever played. Being nervous before a game is normal, but once the… Read more »

5 Common Mistakes Young Players Make

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1. They focus on the praise & not love for the game – In today’s social media age it is easy to get caught up in all the attention and praise you get as a good basketball player. But the young player must always remember that it is the game & your work ethic that… Read more »

6 Tips For Better Scoring Around The Basket

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1. Read The Help Side – One of the most important parts of scoring around the basket is knowing when to attack the hoop. Attack the basket when you think there will be late help-side rotation on defense. Do this by looking “behind” the player guarding you & pick the opportune time to attack. Whatever… Read more »

6 Things You Can Do Before Practice

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1. Form Shooting – Form shooting is one of the best ways to improve not only the mechanics of your jump-shot but also increase your FG%. Start with just one hand right by the hoop & work your way up to using both hands right by the hoop. You will see an improvement in your touch if… Read more »

Our 11 Favorite Basketball Coaching Commands

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1. “See your man, see the ball.” – This command is used on defense to make sure every player has their “head on a swivel” constantly seeing their man and seeing the ball. This is crucial to good individual and team defense. 2. “Jump to the ball.” – This command is used on defense to ensure… Read more »

Parents: Help Your Kid Become A Better Shooter

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1. Rebound – A shooter’s best friend is someone who will rebound for them. Rebounding for your kid is one of the best gifts you can give them because it significantly increases the number of repetitions they can get up while practicing.  In addition, its a great bonding experience as you get to spend time with… Read more »

7 Ways To Improve When Your Not Playing

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1. Nutrition – Eating healthy is very important for all young basketball players. Eating healthy will give you more energy & keep you in the right shape for the game. Drinking lots of water is also very important for young ballers as proper hydration will help improve your overall health. Proper sleep is also very… Read more »

10 Must Have Traits For Youth Point Guards

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1. Work Ethic – Point Guards are always among the hardest working players on the team. They are the type of players to come to practice early & leave practice late. They are in extremely good condition and are relied upon to be at the front of conditioning drills. Their job is to be both… Read more »