The key to mastering the game of basketball is practice. However, why practice if you are not doing it properly to start? The tips below can help you shoot baskets correctly in no time.
Many people forget that defense is as important as offense during practice. Defense is essential to winning these games. Offensive skills are usually the most impressive ones but defense is something every team should work on.
When dribbling, focus on what’s in front of you by keeping your head up. If you have to ever look at the ball while dribbling, then you haven’t practiced that enough. Bring the ball no matter where you go. If you walk to the store, dribble the ball. You will not be able to see what’s happening before you on the court while beholding the ball.
You should learn the best way to throw a great bounce pass. This means your pass should be aimed towards the receiving player at the level of his waist. It’s generally a good idea to pass the ball about three-fourths of the distance between you and the receiving teammate. There can be other factors in play to keep in mind, as well.
You should practice pass catching regularly. You need to be able to retrieve perfect passes and not so perfect passes. When the pressure is on, not every pass will come straight to you. Cover for your teammates’ errant passes by developing the hands to cover their mistakes.
You should practice against a variety of defense types, not just zone. While a good chunk of the game will most likely be played in zone, your opponent might flip the switch to man-to-man coverage just to change things up and surprise you. If your practice did not include this, you can quickly lose control of the game.
This article will help you with your basketball skills, even if you play every day. Start by mastering one tip and then move on to another. You can play much better basketball by using the tips provided.