November 8th, 2011
Ah, patience. Beginning basketball players usually don’t have any, do they?
That’s one of the reasons why drills are so good for beginners and drills with shooting elements – well that just makes their hearts race. Because in the beginning, basketball is all about shooting baskets and little else.
Parents tell us all the time how excited kids are to make baskets and how the Goalrilla… Continue reading
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
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
September 13th, 2011
The running and form drills are great for creating body motion memory, but we all want to take some shots at the basketball goal and well, when you do so many drills without taking any shots – basketballers get antsy – or perhaps the better word is bored.
So break up the endurance and defense drills with an Elbow-to-Elbow Shooting Drill.
It lasts for 1.5… Continue reading
September 6th, 2011
Playing basketball exercising all the muscles, including the heart. It’s good for kids!
All most kids want to do is get out and take some shots at the basketball goal – make some hoops, run and beat their friends in a friendly game.
But here come the adults with their ideas about “warming up” and stretching before… Continue reading
May 19th, 2011
If you’ve been following our series on Fundamentals of Shooting (Perimeter) you’ve read the instructions and watched the video.
There are a few extra little tidbits to add that might help you understand why these three phases, and mastering the fundamentals are important in developing that “shooter’s touch.”
As I said before, everyone here at the Basketball Goal Store knows equipment is important which is why we offer the best (and, I… Continue reading
May 5th, 2011
In basketball, a rim is a rim is a rim – right?
No, big guy – that’s not right – in fact it is a serious wrong.
Let’s get technical here for a minute and talk some physics.
Let me set the stage for you –
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said that if his team… Continue reading
April 26th, 2011
Something really interesting happens when a group of avid basketball fans watch a game – and it doesn’t matter when, what level or even what gender is being watched. I call it “remember when …” because those are the words that start sentences in those conversations.
Dedicated fans remember specific shots or fouls or events like shattering backboards like… Continue reading