Tuesday, June 2, 2009

easy tips

Remembering the BEEF is good way to learn to become a better foul shooter. BEEF stands for... B-balance-get on the foul line and get your balance. E-eyes-see the rim. E-elbow-try to get your elbow under the basketball F-follow thru-an essential part of all shooting. Make sure you follow thru with a constant, relaxed release.

Basketball Training Equipment that Will Make the Difference
Too many training regimens don't provide you with a real return for your time and effort. For basketball training, this is for too often the case. The effectiveness of your training is grounded in good planning and better equipment. Basketball training equipment such as stretch bands for passing exercises can age over time. Since the best training equipment doesn't change too often, it is important to get the equipment that will last through several seasons. Quality training equipment will make the difference

Basketball Videos that will Help Your Game
If you are like most, you learn the best through visual learning and instruction. To help you, there have been many basketball videos developed that will assist you in bettering your skills. Whether you want to learn how to dribble better or shoot better, professional trainers have the videos for you. Since the days of black and white film, there have been basketball training videos covering passing, defense, ball-handling, and much more. Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Figure out where the weakness is in your game and get a training video that fits your

Choosing the Right Basketball Equipment
When choosing your basketball equipment, think about your needs. Are you looking for a hoop for your driveway? Do you need coaching equipment for a whole team? There are many stores and merchants who specialize in basketball equipment and supplies. Determine what your goals are and then shop around. If you need equipment for outdoor play, you will want basketball equipment that will weather better. For indoor play, wear and tear is not as much of a concern. Choosing the right basketball equipment is just a matter of figuring out your needs.

passing drills and tips

Chest passes
Throwing the chest pass is a key part of the game. Being able to throw this pass with strength and accuracy is essential.

Here's a great drill for working on throwing good shest passes. Stand about six to eight feet apart from a teammate and throw a chest pass, stepping forward with your right foot, fully extending your arms, and flicking your wrist as you make the pass. Your teammate will make the same pass back to you. Make 10 passes, stepping forward with your right foot for five of the passes, and with your left foot for five of the passes.

Then, step back five feet and repeat the drill. After completing 10 passes at this distance, step back another five feet and repeat the drill. Continue moving back five feet and repeating the drill until you are no longer able to make a good pass to your teammate.


Bounce passes
Making good bounce passes will help you become a better offensive player. In lots of situations, bounce passes are much more effective than a chest pass.

To practice bounce passes, stand about six to eight feet apart from a teammate and throw a bounce pass. The bounce pass should hit the ground about 2/3'rds of the way to your teammate and bounce up so it gets to the player around waist level. Just as you do with a chest pass, step forward with one leg as you make the pass.

Make 10 bounce passes at this distance, then step back five feet and make another 10 passes. Continue moving back until you can no longer make a good pass to your teammate.


Push passes
Push passes are great passes for getting by a defender. If you are being crowded by the defense, stepping past the defender and making a push pass is sometimes the only way to get the ball to a teammate.

To practice push passes, stand about six to eight feet apart from a teammate and throw the pass. Here's how: if you are going to go to your right to make the pass, step forward with your right leg (a big step forward), keep both hands on the ball, and as you plant your right foot past the defender, push the ball out to your teammate, making a nice bounce pass.

Make 10 push passes to your teammate from six to eight feet, then step back five feet and make another 10 passes. Continue moving back until you can no longer make a good pass to your teammate.


Overhead, 2-handed passes
Making an overhead, 2-handed pass is an essential tool to playing offense. There will be lots of times when you need to make a long pass to a teammate who is across or up the floor from you.

Have a teammate stand 20 to 25 feet away from you. Put the ball above your head, and hold it with both hands. As you step forward with one foot, move the ball back slightly so it's above your head and slightly back (so it's not directly above your head, but just above and behind it). As your foot hits the ground, extend your arms out so you make a good, strong pass, and your arms end up full extended, out in front of your head.

Practice throwing these pass over farily long distances, because that is the typical situation in which these passes will be thrown in game situations. As you practice passing to your teammates, keep moving back so you have to throw the pass over longer and longer distances.