Even the pro’s had to start somewhere small, practicing can take you a long way to a road to success. “Basketball, like all sports, is predicted on the execution of fundamentals. The coach is the teacher. His subject; fundamentals.” - Dr. Jack Ramsey
Improving ball handling in the game of basketball can be a start to evolving into a better player. You need to keep control of the ball, bounce the ball hard. The more time the ball spends in your hand the more control you have over the ball, the harder you bounce the ball, the quicker it will get back to your hand. Keep your head up while dribbling, be looking at your surroundings. Dribble with fingertips, not the palm of your hand. Teach mentality, most players take unneeded dribbles during a game. Practice outside your comfort zone, such as go faster than you usually do, don’t be ashamed to lose the ball. Pick it up and try again, pushing yourself is the only way to improve. (some things stated by Basketball Dribbling and Ball Handling Video Clips, Fundamentals, Drills, and Tips.) Stay in control of the ball. The more control, the better player anyone will become. Have a comfort zone. Ball handling improves through time. The more someone practices the more it will come naturally when playing. That is why an athlete should practice not only during, but outside of the gym.
Shooting form has a lot to do with what a basketball player practices. Eyes on Target, Stance and Balance, Shot Pocket, Grip, Balance Hand, Delivery, Upforce and Landing, Follow Through, Correct Shot. (Proper Basketball Shooting Technique, Fundamentals, Form, Mechanics. Web.) Basketball players should have a uniform when they shoot. Meaning find a correct way, that is comfortable for you to shoot, and shoot this way every time. And when getting a pass to shoot, the person getting the pass should always catch the pass in the start of the shooting position. Reminder, when shooting your elbow replaces your hand.
To improve yourself as a player, work with drills that will help with some techniques you may be having trouble with. Chair Pull-Ups. Place chairs at the left and right elbows. Place a ball in each chair. Stay low as you take the ball out of the chair, dribble once and shoot. Cut to the second chair, staying low as you go into your shot. Have a rebounder replace the balls on the chairs. Run this drill at game speed for a set time or until you make a certain number of shots. (drills by - Wilkerson, Danny. "5 Drills to Perfect Your Jump Shot." STACK. Web. 01 Feb. 2017.) Some athletes may have trouble with some jump shots from further places from the basket on the floor. That athlete can always ask a coach for help or even ask to stay after practice to run through stuff they think they may need a little work on. Always ask a coach for drills they think will help you. It will only make a better player in the end, plus a little extra work never hurt.
Improving as a player should be every athlete's goal. Basketball first started out just being a sport that was supposed to condition athletes during the winter months. It was created by James Naismith. Ever since then people have came up with drills, for ball handling and such things to improve how they play. In order to improve you have to want to improve first. And never let anyone tell you, you can’t.
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