April 19th, 2012
You know the score.
Broad-shouldered, stoutly built guys are expected to play football. Tall, lanky guys are expected to play basketball. If your body happens to stretch past six feet, you are likely being stocked by family members and school coaches.
If you’re the athlete who doesn’t have long legs- say you aren’t even close to being… Continue reading
April 3rd, 2012
Some people might think that a professional basketball player’s life in the limelight ends the moment he blows his knee out one too many times, or maybe when he’s too old to compete anymore with younger guys on the court. At the Basketball Goal Store, we know there are stories to share about these athletes:
Those who think a retired basketball player might just be all washed up and… Continue reading
March 27th, 2012
Anything you do in life can result in an accidental injury. Walk through the house while texting, for example, and you can flip over the coffee table and break your collar bone.
Athletes know better than anyone how injury can affect not only each game, but the championship game and the shot at a scholarship. It’s always important to take care of your body, but here at the Basketball… Continue reading
March 15th, 2012
Yes it is winter.
And it’s nasty outside, with lots of rain or slushy junk puddled in the driveway. There are only two things worse than yucky weather, though.
One, to have a child’s birthday to celebrate during these nasty months.
And two, to fear that energetic little guests will enter your home and track the… Continue reading
March 13th, 2012
Most parents can smile to themselves and immediately recall the year their child’s ears and front teeth outgrew his sweet little freckled face. That was also the year the boy’s hands got too big- in fact, those hands were oven mitts. And his legs were suddenly long and gangly like a colt’s. That little boy who was showing such love for sports, such natural ability and a strong competitive spirit… Continue reading
February 23rd, 2012
Female basketball players have a long list of talented women to thank for the opportunity to not only play the game, but to play it without swishing around in a floor-length dress or a cumbersome petticoat. Women started playing basketball in 1892, but their opportunity to actually embrace the game as an Olympic sport didn’t occur until the 1976… Continue reading
February 21st, 2012
For so many years, basketball has been as American as some baseball games and apple pie- only much more lively. People tend to get highly excited about the game and some of the reasons why are all related to the pace- which is fast. And the fact that anything can change the entire outcome- even at the very last minute… Continue reading
February 2nd, 2012
Basketball is a strenuous activity. Perfecting all the necessary skills- from guarding the opposing team and shooting free throws to controlled dribbling while sprinting down the Goalrilla Basketball Goal court- takes a toll on the body.
As an athlete, it’s crucial to make a commitment to conditioning the body and building stamina. You probably don’t need us here… Continue reading
January 19th, 2012
We all know that coaching is a wonderful way to interact and leave a positive impact on children of any age. But a bad coach tramples on the self-esteem of impressionable kids while also stealing away the joy of playing the game.
It's all about making a group of players a team!
December 29th, 2011
More than 20 years ago, a slightly more wrinkled but still interested basketball player stepped up to the proverbial free throw line to advocate for all the other wrinkled athletes. This basketball lover’s name was John H. Morgan Jr. And he made history in 1987 by founding The Huntsman World Series Games for athletes over age 50.
That… Continue reading