October 20th, 2011
“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On twenty-six occasions I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot … and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
To put success and the ultimate career achievements of Michael Jordan into perspective – he’s human… Continue reading
October 13th, 2011
Eliminate the bob and gallop for your beginner with a good defensive drill like the Wall Ball and Slide Defensive Drill. Gearing the drill down to a beginner level is easy. The main concentration for beginners is staying in the stance with a forceful drive and recover pattern.
Concentrate on a few key elements:
- Stay down in the defensive stance – keep the head
October 11th, 2011
Just about everyone favors one hand over another. There are two camps: those full of right-handers and those with the left-handers. On the basketball court that usually means that one hand is stronger than the other. But there is a great drill to develop strength in whichever side is your weaker side while developing ball handling and wraparound passing skills. That is the Wall and Ball Wrap Around Bounce
October 6th, 2011
For beginners and intermediate players, mastering the fundamentals of passing is crucial to building a team on the court. Develop that passing proficiency and confidence with the Wall and Ball Two Hand Chest Pass Drill.
All you need is a wall (with no windows) and a basketball. Combine this drill with a drill shooting baskets on your Goalrilla Goal Basketball Goal in your driveway or on your… Continue reading
October 4th, 2011
Adding challenge to practice drills develops skills for players, especially advanced players who have a good grasp of the fundamentals. All of us here at the Basketball Goal Store know that the fundamentals are important, but refining skills is the focus of practice for advanced players.
A good ball handling drill for advanced players that offers some challenge is the Six Chair Garden Gloves Dribbling Drill.
September 29th, 2011
One of the best things about having that Goalrilla Basketball Goal backyard court is that when you really work hard at practice drills and are really tired, all you have to do is walk indoors. You don’t have to collect up your gear, walk to the car, drive home and lug everything into the house.
With the wide selection of Goalrilla Basketball Goals at the Basketball Goal Store, every family can… Continue reading
September 27th, 2011
Not every home practice drill for basketball has to take place on your backyard court. For some, you don’t need the premium, in-ground Goalrilla Basketball Goal. But here in the basketball-crazy state of Indiana from where the Basketball Goal Store operates, we know that after the drills are done, it’s just fun to get a pick-up game together or just throw some free throws. There’s nothing as soothing… Continue reading
September 20th, 2011
In so many sports, including basketball, the ability to change direction and really drive earmarks a great player. You hear comments like, “He was all over me – no matter where I turned, he was there!”
Hard driving in both offensive and defensive plays can make the difference between winning and losing.
You like to be… Continue reading
September 15th, 2011
An NBA basketball game is set at 4 quarters – 12 minutes each for a total of 48 minutes of game time. We all know that with timeouts and half time that it lasts much longer, but the actual regular playing time is 48 minutes.
Think about that – 48 minutes of striving to reach the basketball goal and make some points – requires a lot of… Continue reading