Basketball blog :)

This isn't going to be a particularly long blog due to the fact that I haven't gotten much practice in lately because of highjump, but I want to write to let you guys know that I'm still here :). Justin should be making a nice blog tomorrow as I know he's been practicing hard lately.

Basically the only practice I've gotten lately has been shooting around, no scrimmages or anything. Mostly form shooting infact. (Also, I know this has NOTHING to do with Basketball, but I got accepted into Law class at my school next year! It might cut down the basketball a bit though, owell)

Alright so anyways, I guess I'll just post some important things you need to know if you're planning to be good, or improve at basketball. First of all, basketball is about 90% mental. I know players who aren't very good, but can score. Why? Well they're not scared to take it to the rim, that's the problem with most players now a days, including myself, we're scared to take it to the rim. Sure you can have all these fancy crossovers, you can have a sick jump shot but what does it matter if you're to scared to shoot. Confidence is KEY. Another thing most people forget is their shot, they see like Derrick Rose and all the great point guards getting in the lane and scoring at will. But I'm a firm believer that if you can shoot, you can play basketball. If you can consistently hit a shot from anywhere on the court, you can score. Another thing when you want to improve would be your speed. If you're a bigger guy on the slower side you definitely want to do some resistance training and improve upon your speed. Even the smaller guys could always get faster, imagine taking your defender off the dribble EVERY single time. Another thing would be strength. I know some pretty small guys who can get in the lane very consistently because of the fact that they're so strong.  I'd definitely recommend that if you're small, gain strength. A lot of it. Another thing that is of great benefit would be your vertical, I've seen people score 15+ per game just off of put backs. I think the main workout you should be doing if you want to be successful would be something like this:

First I would say that you should definitely warm up. Get your muscles ready, and stretch. Streching is SO important, and most people overlook this. Flexibility is a key thing when you want to be good at basketball. I would say using a foam roller would be a fantastic choice. I have a video posted above. Anyways, after that I'd say getting your shot going with some form shooting followed by about 10-20 shots from about 10 different spots on the court would be good. Do some dribbling drills, 1 and 2 balls whatever your comfort level is, followed by a workout. Most coaches do drills and drills and they don't realize that players need IN GAME experience. I'm a strong believer in scrimmages, so I think that you should scrimmage and I also believe you should ALWAYS track your progress. I know it helps me a ton to know that I AM improving even if it's only bit by bit.

Anyways, I'm running out of things to say, so I'll just end it here. Getting pretty tired as well, thanks so much for following and commenting on our blogs, it means so much. Justin should be posting a blog tomorrow.


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phosports said... | June 8, 2011 at 11:36 PM

thanks for the link to his channel, i do want to increase my vertical leap

gman said... | June 9, 2011 at 6:17 AM

oh come on, baseketball should take precedence over high jump :P

Equality said... | June 9, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Nice post, thanks for the tips! Who are you going for in the NBA finals?

corey said... | June 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM

hey good blog i agree that its 90% mental and that confidence is key.

Icepax_Nmir said... | June 10, 2011 at 3:18 AM

That's a nice share you've made there! thanks a lot =D

Anonymous said... | June 10, 2011 at 7:13 AM

Great post man :>

R.C said... | June 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Thanks for the post, too bad I'll never be good enough at basketball to use those tips. Soccer is more my speed.

JamieGraham09 said... | June 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Nice post, never realised home many things you have to take into account with basketball! wish basketball was as big in england as it is in america

Cloud said... | June 11, 2011 at 12:23 PM

great blog! will follow ;)

lacrosseman said... | June 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM

nice blog, you don't see a lot of basketball ones

ApocTV said... | June 12, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Nice post, great tips.