January 12th, 2012
Some people say it’s an epidemic. There is still no known cause for why it strikes one child but not another, and there is no cure. To make things even more frightening, current statistics show that 2 to 6 children of every 1,000 will be diagnosed with it. And males are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with it than females.
We’re talking about autism.
Children born… Continue reading
May 24th, 2011
If you want to be a scorer, concentrate on your form. When the fundamentals come automatically, your performance will improve.
Not only does the Basketball Goal Store offer premier Goalrilla Basketball Goal systems, they’re also interested in helping players learn and practice fundamental skills.
Check back often (or subscribe to our blog!) where you’ll find resources to help you learn correct form with step-by-step instructions, tips… Continue reading
May 17th, 2011
It seems every day that you’re having to tell your kids to take the bucket off the dresser and bouncing the basketball off the walls. (One kid I know actually put a trashcan in the top drawer of a chest of drawers and used duct tape (!) to tape the drawer tight so the can would stay put …)… Continue reading
May 12th, 2011
Slam dunks and the sound of swisssshhhh is great, but bank shots are money in the bank!
John Wooden was a big fan of bank shots – he made it the focus of many practice sessions. UCLA’s undefeated 1972 – 73 team, including the legendary Bill Walton, racked up points using the bank shot.
Richard “Digger” Phelps (before ESPN… Continue reading
April 28th, 2011
A little confidence goes a long way. Yeah, right – but on the basketball court?
Yes, especially on the basketball court.
Coaches can help most players improve shooting form to improve their shooting percentage, but that doesn’t mean those shots will score. Some players just don’t have the touch – or the confidence.
There’s a difference between… Continue reading
April 17th, 2011
There’s nothing sweeter than the “swish” of nothing but net – Those shots are special for a reason – they’re tough to make.
Players are more likely to make the basket when they concentrate on the sweet spot on the goal – the shooting square.
The shooting square is, according to the official… Continue reading
March 30th, 2011
Sure wish I had known John Wooden.
He applied what he knew about life to basketball – and had it right because the “Wizard of Westwood” was the winning-est coach in NCAA history.
We all tell our kids that practice pays off and if you want to be really good at something – sports, academics, painting – whatever – you Continue reading
March 10th, 2011
When watching youngsters play basketball, have you ever noticed players who do only one of two things? They are either running – or standing. It’s like stop and go, stop and go and then, for something new, go and stop. Continue reading