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11 Tips for Basketball Tryouts (How to Stand Out and Get Selected)

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.

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How to Do the Dream Shake in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

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.

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How to Do a Drop Step in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

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.

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