Basketball Tips for Improved Game
You are well on your way to becoming a better basketball player; looking for basketball tips is the first step. Exploring this site shows that you want it more than others.
This page has basketball advice for the game itself and lifestyle tips to help you be better prepared for your training and games. Also make sure to check out the Basketball Training Tips page to more efficiently and effectively train. Then take those training tips and see the basketball training or basketball drills to be better prepared for your games.
In-Game Basketball Tips
So you want to be a better player? It all starts with YOU! Athleticism helps, but confidence, heart, smart decisions, and desire are the keys to becoming a better player (and athlete): A player with average athletic ability but has heart and makes good decisions is better than a super-athlete that either has no heart or makes bad decisions.
Play with Heart and Desire
Basketball, although hard work to be great, should be FUN. If you're not enjoying it, then you're probably not going to have your heart in the game. Be competitive, but have fun, to! What's more fun than out-hustling everyone on the court and hearing the cheers from the crowd for your efforts (have you seen Rudy)? Have the heart and desire to play harder and improve your game, and you're well on your way!
Do Everything with CONFIDENCE
Have you noticed that the pros all have a confident "swagger" to them? They all know they're good, and they're going to prove it to the world. If you have no confidence in yourself, then how can you expect others (like your coaches, teammates, and fans) to have confidence in you?
I'm not talking about being overly cocky, but believing that you can do what you're trying to do and do it well. This is accomplished by practicing, studying the game, and reaching reasonable goals.
Think about it. Have you ever watched a game where Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, or any other stud was "In the Zone"? When players are in "the zone," it's because they believe they can do no wrong, and that confidence translates into results. I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
Develop Basketball Intelligence/IQ
A video game designed to help basketball players at ANY Level to improve their decision making and Basketball IQ
Work on ALL aspects of your game
If you can't get to the rim to show off your vert or get open for a shot, then it doesn't really matter, does it? It's also no good to be able to be able to dunk or shoot away if the coach thinks that the rest of your game is too weak to put you on the floor without being a liability.
That being said, the links below contain basketball tips for when and how to effectively use each of the respective basketball skills. Start clicking to become a complete player.
Sports Attributes Basketball Tips
The following tips are more focused on sports and athletic attributes that will improve your basketball game and overall health and athleticism. In other words, they'll improve all of the skills above.
The pages have some great tips. In general proper nutrition will help you recover from your training, build leaner muscle, and have more energy throughout the day and when you're on the court. This of course, makes everyone going up against you afraid to face you! But, you're hurting your game if you're not eathing the right things or eating at the right time. I strongly recommend checking out the pages. It's so importatnt, BBT&T references the area in nearly all basketball tips sections.
This is because your core is involved in every movement (hence it being your "core"). All movements radiate out from the center , or core, of your body. A stronger core means less effort for movements on the court...Less effort means more efficient energy use...More efficient energy use leads to higher endurance and better stamina, as well as more efficient strength.
If you're not convinced yet, check out more on core strenth at the core exercises pages. And, if you are already convinced, you know you need to check out the pages to differentiate yourself anyways!
Improve your Sports Vision
You can explore sports vision training here.
Improve your Speed and Agility
You can find some tips for speed and agility training by clicking on the link.
Lifestyle Basketball TipsThe basketball tips in this section are simple lifestyle changes you can make (or practices you should continue if already doing) that will help you make the cut and the next level.
You also have to manage your time well. It's hard enough to find the time to train without distractions, but you have to make sure to get your homework and studying done to be eligible to play.
Because of this, one of my basketball tips to you is to set a schedule ahead of time. If you're in school you need to set aside time to study and to train. Set aside a couple of hours a day (at a specified time) to dedicate to your training. This will help you stick with it and you will be more likely to put in the time and work necessary to make it to the next level.
Get Proper Amounts of Rest
Here's a few quick tips for getting some better rest:
For basketball players, though, stretching helps to improve your muscle strength and lean muscle mass (helping to elongate the muscle instead of building "bulky" muscle). It also improves your flexibility. These, in turn, lead to improved athletic ability that can be showcased on the court.
And of course, I've got a muscle stretching section for you to explore.
Check out some youth basketball information.
Help energize yourself and get more sleep with some sports nutrition advice.
Improve your athleticism and sleep with these basketball stretches.
Check out the basketball drills section to improve all of your skills.
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