Offensive rebounding is often overlooked in today's game. Sure, we are all taught to 'follow your shot', but how often do you do that? Of all the shots taken in a game by your team, how many times do you go hard after the rebound? Rebounding is one simple fundamental that isn't drilled into our heads often enough -- and it should be. Think of … [Read more...]
Improve your basketball IQ with these articles, tips, and strategies to become a better basketball player! Work hard at improving your basketball skills ... but don't forget to train your basketball brain!
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It doesn't matter what basketball offense that you run, there are certain keys that I believe are essential if you want to have a smooth and effective offense. If you are a coach, these 19 keys should be taught with practice and drills. If you are a player, these 19 keys should be something that you continually work on to help you become the best … [Read more...]
By: Jan Lahodny, CWB 1990 A player who shows envy or jealousy toward the starting five or those in the limelight with long press clippings is often judged to have a poor attitude. In truth, however, envy and jealousy are feelings, and feelings are neither good nor bad. It is how a player handles her feelings that determines whether she is … [Read more...]
This is a basic outline that a shooting guard should know and understand if he or she wants to be a more successful shooter and scoring threat. This is similar to the 'Point Guard Tips Outline', however, the shooting guard is generally looked upon to be more of a scoring threat. You still want to involve teammates, but you need be able to create … [Read more...]
This is a basic outline that a point guard should know and understand if he or she wants to learn how to be a better point guard. Being a great point guard is much more than having fine basketball skills -- you must also have excellent cognitive and mental skills ... as well as a high basketball IQ. A. Mental Attitude and Approach of a Point … [Read more...]