Oh yeah, we might whine about it. We might bite our fingernails or hyperventilate or accidentally spill the popcorn as we either cover our eyes to avoid disappointment or jump from the bench to celebrate. We go on and on about how nerve wracking it is, but we all know the truth- diehard basketball fans live for a close… Continue reading
Even people who aren’t exactly crazy about basketball (are there really people in the world who don’t love the game?) are crazy about the funny team companions. They dance. They shoot hoops. They interact with the crowd, make fans laugh and ham it up for photographers. And no, we are not talking about the referees! We’re talking about a basketball team’s beloved mascot.
We can trace the word to… Continue reading
We all know how the country’s economic squeeze continues to affect our schools and extracurricular programs. We also know how important extracurricular activities are for students of all ages and abilities.
The game of basketball is as American as apple pie and, thanks to the versatility of Goalrilla Basketball Goals, can be played by the tiniest basketball enthusiasts. But no matter the age of the athlete, this game offers… Continue reading
Sometimes it’s impossible to trace back to where and how something began. Maybe that’s not always important information. Sometimes we can just be entertained by the fact that someone somewhere started a tradition for a basketball game that lives on and brings lots of entertainment along the way and the Basketball Goal Store staff is all for entertainment and basketball!
We didn’t say, however, that all of these traditions… Continue reading
Here it is 2012 and although women have climbed higher on the rungs of that ladder of opportunity, females in the workplace continue to earn 70 cents to every male’s dollar. Unfortunately, that fact is a huge social bruise when we examine gender differences on the basketball court.
- Marian Jones, a well-known athlete who lost all five
We hear a lot in the media about childhood obesity and we all understand the importance of watching our kids’ diets and controlling their junk food intake. (Sometimes that is easier said than done, isn’t it?)
But we don’t frequently hear about the fact that physical activity isn’t valuable just to avoid excessive weight gain. Physical activity is directly related to the overall development of your child.
Beginning… Continue reading
Ok, so this was a new one on me – but it makes perfect sense.
You know I am not a fan of the portable basketball goals – for me, there are several reasons:
1. They are not durable: two-piece poles erode and break and the plastic “weight” on the bottom cracks.
2. They are not cost-effective: as children grow and the elements take their toll on… Continue reading
Focus on consistent movement on the basketball court and shot prep position with the beginner level Spot-Up Shooting DrillDecember 1st, 2011
There are just so many ways for beginners to progress in basketball – so many skills to learn!
The Spot-Up Shooting Drill is one that can address a few areas:
- shot prep position
- shooting – handling
- development of non-dominate side
By now everyone has heard all the recent reports and statistics about health and obesity levels for all ages and genders in the United States.
Getting more exercise is one of the reasons some families reach out to us here at the Basketball Goal Store. Parents want a home basketball court where they, and their children, have a place to play their way to better health. And with the great… Continue reading
Basketball backboards are not created equal – and the disparity is important when choosing one for your family.
1. Get a strong frame
Even though some basketball goals may have the desirable ½-inch glass backboard, it is supported sandwiched in an aluminum frame. Aluminum is weak with a lot of flex in it. Therefore, rebound characteristics during play are… Continue reading