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 22nd, 2012
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
March 20th, 2012
There’s nothing better than a highly competitive basketball game, especially when you’re surrounded by great friends and you have a great view of the court- because you happened to score some great seats. There’s an awesome energy created by the loyal fans. Everything works together- the cheering and buzzers, sudden scores out of nowhere and last-minute wins. It’s all a magical mix of incredible athletic skill that makes for some… 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 7th, 2012
As we all know, music plays a huge role in setting a particular mood, whether it’s the gushy stuff played on prom night, some heavy metal blasting in the gym while you lift weights or the pump-you-up tunes to get your adrenalin going on the basketball court. Through the many years of basketball being one of America’s most loved sports, specific tunes, whether they were purposefully written or not for… Continue reading
January 31st, 2012
Have you ever wondered who the tallest NBA player might be?
Let me tell you the story of China-born Yao Ming, whose American basketball career was spent as a team member for the Houston Rockets. As an only child, he was born to a father who stands 6’ 7” and a mom that is 6’ 3” tall. It was no surprise that Ming weighed a whopping 11 pounds at… Continue reading
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
December 8th, 2011
Fatigue is a real thing in basketball for players at all levels. Think back to the 2011 playoffs when LeBron James stats starting dropping game by game. He appeared winded and questions about fatigue starting to surface.
Even for ballers who are kids learning the fundamentals, all the youthful energy after hard play and needs to be replenished. Building endurance is one of the top priorities for… Continue reading
December 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
The beginner level is a bit different than the advanced level of the drill, concentrating mostly… Continue reading