Have you every wished you were LeBron James or Michael Jordan? You can move closer to making your dreams come true by developing skills and techniques to improve your play. Keep reading for tips that can help you to do that.
When dribbling, focus on what’s in front of you by keeping your head up. You need more practice if you feel that you cannot dribble without focusing on the ball. Take the basketball to all the places that you go. Dribble the ball when you’re walking to the shops. Get used to looking up as you go so that you can focus your attention on the court and not on your hands and the ball.
A great way to learn how to pass is by doing drills often with no dribbling. It is difficult playing without dribbling; however, it helps the team make better passes. Don’t get frustrated if it’s hard at first because it will get better over time.
You can play basketball solo before and during the season. Sometimes during off season, or when practicing, you can’t play as a team or find even a single opponent. That’s OK! You can still practice when playing alone. Work on your free throws or your pivot moves. You can always hone your skills when practicing alone.
Make sure, no matter what else happens, you can see where the ball is. This helps you become aware of the court and lowers chances for surprises from turnovers and quick passes. Also, keep your eyes on areas that open up on the court for an easy basket.
One of the best ways to play a strong defensive game is to know your opponent. One great way to get a better understanding of your opponent is to take the time to watch film and get information from other players or scouts. Find out who are the right-handed or left-handed players. If you know their game, you can defend against it. One of the most important keys to being a solid defender is an understanding of your opponent.
It is important to be aware of the location of your feet and just what they are up to. You will be called out of bounds if even one toe is touching the baseline as you hold the ball. Not dribbling when you take more than a few steps will result in a walking call as well as a forfeit of the ball. Moving your feet as you are setting a screen or pick usually results in you being called for a foul.
After you’ve read this, you should have some things that you’re able to practice. It’s important to practice regularly and be confident with what you are doing. Show off your talents, and always implement good advice.