The first day of tryouts can be a nerve-wracking experience for players, regardless of age and how long they’ve been playing.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stand out and improve your odds of getting selected.
Whether you’re a freshman trying to make your high school team, a youth player attempting to earn a spot on a travel team, or an athlete hoping to make an impression on an AAU coach, these 11 tips can help you.Continue reading
Every basketball player, regardless of style of play or position, must be able to throw an accurate bounce pass.
It’s a fundamental pass in basketball.
A bounce pass unlocks different angles that might not have been possible otherwise.Continue reading
The chest pass is one of the first things that a young basketball player learns.
Learning this simple pass is vital as it serves as the foundation for more advanced passing techniques that players will learn as they get older.
In this blog post, I’ll give you a few steps to master the chest pass.Continue reading
Named after its Hall of Fame innovator, the Dream Shake was popularized in the 1980’s and 1990’s by league MVP and 2-time NBA champion, Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon.
Olajuwon used his background in soccer to develop the famous move that is based largely on footwork and deception, and it remains one of the most well known and effective moves in the game today.Continue reading
Basketball is a team game that is best to watch when it’s played unselfishly by players who are willing to make the extra pass and move the ball instead of forcing a shot of their own.
However, even within the concept of a team offense, there are still many situations which call for players to make 1-on-1 basketball moves to get past their defender.Continue reading
The drop step is one of the most basic moves on a basketball court, and should be a staple for any player who wants to score around the basket.
It’s a move that every youth player should be introduced to at the youth level, and every advanced player should fine tune over time – regardless of their position.
Though it is simple, the drop step can still be one of the most effective ways to score around the basket when performed correctly.Continue reading