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We have recently put together a free printable basketball stats sheets to help you evaluate your players and team's performance. This basketball stats sheet tracks shot attempts and shots made for 2-pointers, 3-pointers, and free throws. The Stats sheet also tracks offensive and defensive rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
We have recently put together a free printable basketball court to help you draw up new plays or use during time-outs to demonstrate plays or breakdowns during the game. This basketball court is also great for tracks shot attempts and shots made and can help you quickly find your strengths and weaknesses.
The importance of good basketball footwork and basketball agility is greatly underestimated today. The top teams focus valuable practice time to developing their player's quality of footwork, balance and agility.
Stopping the fast break is a difficult but important part of the game and a key to being a good defensive basketball team.
Over the past decade it seems sportsmanship on the youth basketball level as well as in all youth sports has taken a dramatic downturn. The consequences of the poor sportsmanship reverberates throughtout society as these young men and women grow up and exhibit the same poor behavior in their everyday life.
Effective dribbling is one of the most important elements to teach in basketball. Players must be able to dribble to be successful. Dribbling is one of the offensive triple threats that every player must learn.
Some thoughts and ideas on becoming a better offensive rebounder. Offensive rebounding boils down to flat out desire, effort and the consistency with which you attack the boards.
The 2008-2009 NBA rookie class has a chance to be one of the best drafts of all time and certainly a top 5 draft in terms of quality. Led by stars such as Derrick Rose, OJ Mayo and Michael Beasley the 08-09 draft is as deep as it is quality.
The primary goal of your conditioning program should be to get in peak basketball shape. There is a huge difference between being fit and being in basketball shape.
A well timed timeout is a definite art in the game of basketball. Timeouts can be used to stop the other team's momentum, reorganize your own team or plan a specific situational offensive play or defense.
Sometimes coaches try too hard to come up with basketball fitness and strength drills for their players. I have found it is best to just go old school and do what has worked for years.
Many younger players will moan and grona when asked to do basketball footwork or basketball agility drills. The simple fact is that they just don't understand the benefits of such workouts and the improvements they can provide.
There are articles everywhere on how to be a better basketball coach. Articles giving advice on tactics to use and what to do right when coaching. What rarely is discussed are common basketball coaching mistakes. Here are some ideas and thoughts on what NOT to do on the bench.
One important aspect of becoming a good basketball player is the ability and focus to be able to practice basketball on your own.
There are plenty of very talented basketball players out there at all ages. What separates the good from the elite? The mental focus and toughness can be the thing to te you to the next level.
Proper footwork and stance will allow the basketball player to exploit opponent weaknesses and be a more advanced basketball player.
Everybody loves to score, but good defense is an inevitable and important part of any win in basketball. When starting to intensify your skills with basketball there are a number of factors in defense that you must focus on.
Most coaches and experts recommend the best way to develop a good jumpshot is to practice, practice, practice. Shoot everyday. Most players just shoot though and don't evaluate their jumper. The most common errors in shooting are listed below, along with suggestions on how to correct them.
Many many many factors go into making a good basketball coach. The matter what level we coach at, we are always looking for new ideas and ways to improve our team through improvement as a coach. Here are a few ideas to help you become a better basketball coach.
Everyone loves to score, but the difference in most basketball games is on the defensive end of the court. Players who care about defending and give the effort to play good basketball defense are invaluable to any basketball coach. Below are some tips to make you a better defensive basketball player.
We all know the NBA stars like Kobe, Lebron, Dwayne Wade and Dwight Howard. They get all the press and glitze, but there are several very good players flying under the radar in the NBA that deserve more respect. These could be breakout players in the future.
Proper balance, quickness and agility are the foundations of playing good basketball. You cannot be a productive basketball player without focusing on these areas.
Playing good man to man defense is a lost art in the game of basketball. Today's game is all about offense, flash and scoring. But if you look closely, its the teams that can really play good defense that are the really successful ones.
Shooting well from the free throw line is the difference between winning and losing the tight games. Too many coaches do not work on free throw shooting in a creative manner, thus the players do not put much into the practice.
As basketball players have become bigger, faster and stronger, strength and weight training have become a necessity rather than an afterghought. In the past, it was perceived that weightlifting could mess with a players jumpshot and hurt their game.
As a youth basketball coach you should always spend a little extra take time to properly plan and design a quality basketball practice for your players.
Many things make a great defensive rebounder. Technique, determination, anticipation, strength and good hands are just a few of the attributes that set rebounders apart.
It is always fun to look back at previous NBA drafts and see how they panned out. Here is a look back at the 2004-2005 NBA Draft.
Here are some thoughts on becoming a better basketball rebounder on both ends of the court.
I know I have hopped in my car after a basketball practice and thought "well that didn't go as I had planned" or "that wasn't a good basketball practice today. Why does a basketball practice fail?
The NBA announced the reserves for both the Eastern and Western Conference All Star teams today. Along with the starters that were announced last week the rosters are now all set for the All Star game to be played in Phoenix.
There is not much more exciting in coaching basketball than going to overtime. It means you are in a nip and tuck battle with a team that is on level with your own. Coaching and execution will be the keys to prevailing in the overtime period.
Basketball for the younger ages is a relatively simple game. Of course it gets more advanced as the player matures. But for the beginning youth coach it is a pretty basic game and should be kept so.
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Browse our fun youth basketball drills for kids to get ideas for your next basketball practice.