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Teaching Young Players How to Play Good Defense

August 13th, 2013

Young basketball players must learn all the fundamentals of the game, and defense is one of the most important aspects of playing at a high level. If the child is playing perimeter defense on a guard, there are certain things he or she must keep in mind. The first thing a child should learn to do is follow the midsection of the player instead of the ball. A player can do whatever they want with the ball, but they can’t go anywhere without their midsection going as well. They also must try to Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Drills for Maintaining Ball Control

June 3rd, 2013

Top Ten Drills for Maintaining Ball Control

1. Practice dribbling between your legs while walking. Start slow and then develop a gradually faster pace over time.
2. Practice dribbling the ball while wearing a blindfold.
3. Work on stationary ball handling drills.
4. Work on stationary ball slap drills. This will improve your hand strength and your ball control skills.
5. Try practicing full-court ball techniques to improve stamina and eye-hand coordination.
6. Practice while playing the game around the world. This will help you boost skills in shooting from different positions on the court.
7. Try to master the Pete Maravich ball technique.
8. Read the rest of this entry »

Teaching Low Post Moves in Youth Basketball

April 15th, 2013

Youth basketball is a sport that teaches young kids the importance of team work, disciple and perseverance. It is the coaches responsibility to make sure the kids understand the rules of the game. Basketball practice is a great way for kids to get in shape and compete. There are many schools that offer students the opportunity to join the basketball teams.

Some schools require kids to try out for the team in order to play. Try outs can make many kids nervous. The best way for kids to make the team is to practice as often as possible. Many community Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Good for the Youth is Good for the Community

January 15th, 2013

Youth basketball programs are helpful to the community for a number of different reasons. The youth are the future of the community and youth sports like basketball not only teach children the importance of dedication and sportsmanship – they also give the kids something to do.

In a study conducted in 2005, it was revealed that crimes and deaths (chiefly among the youth population) dropped significantly in communities where youth sports programs were employed than in other urban areas without. There are a number of reasons why.

As we mentioned before, youth sports convey the tenets of sportsmanship and dedication which are all actually part of a broader concept known as discipline. These aspects of youth basketball are like a doorway to maturity and integrity for the youth helping them to transition better into society.

Youth basketball programs and youth sports in general also acknowledge children in communities where they might otherwise be ignored or relegated as inconsequential. It’s this kind of respect and devotion that also keeps the youth busy – attributing to the drop in youth crime and death.

No matter how you look at it, youth basketball and sports programs aren’t just good for the kids – they are great for the community overall. And, of course, if you want to see youth basketball leagues and the programs in action, there are plenty of services like Direct tv cable that can help. See for yourself.

Why Competitive Youth Leagues are Important to Development

July 2nd, 2012

Raising a child can be one of the toughest tasks for adults but there are certain things that you can do to help make everything easier. Sports have been around for a long time now and they have been able to really help children grow up to become responsible and healthy adults. Here are a few reasons why competitive youth basketball leagues are important for their development.

Keep Kids Off The Street

This is something that most people don’t really think about. However, if you know anything about this generation, you’ll know that most kids are outside and nobody Read the rest of this entry »

Keys to Maintaining Control of a Game

June 29th, 2012

There are many different keys to maintaining control of a game. This can depend on many different factors and the sport that you happen to be playing as well. Most of the time controlling a game means you will need to have a feel for what is happening. This will help you better determine how to go about controlling the game. Let us look at some things you can do to control the game in the direction you want it to go.

One of the best ways to control a game is on the offensive and defensive end of Read the rest of this entry »

Tricks to Teach the Art of Hustle

June 25th, 2012

When coaches yell “hustle” they are not telling the kids to go out and sell drugs on the street or start a side business that may lead to a possible arrest. To the contrary, the term hustle, on the basketball court, is call to order. It is simply an order telling the players to turn up the adrenaline and pick up the pace. It takes tricks to get players to elevate to this level.

It also starts with training. There are some fundamentals in basketball and it is all built around running. Kids Read the rest of this entry »

How to Teach Kids the Importance of Physicality on the Court

June 21st, 2012

Kids learn about basketball and being physical early. You have to teach them in the wonder years of their lives. There has to be some type of physical contact when they play. This is a must. There is no way to really get around it. People that want to play basketball must know how to take a charge, get fouled, give fouls and chase after the ball. They must know how to steal a ball or block shots. Players have to learn how to box out for rebounds. All of this Read the rest of this entry »

Five Key Points Youth Basketball Players Needs to Know

June 19th, 2012

Many youth play basketball and most idolize their favorite players. Many of them see classic film of Jordan dunking the ball. The current day players like LeBron shoot buzzer beater shots at the last minute. All of this is great, but many young players don’t realize what these stars did to get to that level. They don’t recognize the hard work that went into what has now become a highlight reel.

Players that are on the court need five key points to excel to that Read the rest of this entry »