Practicing Smart

Learning Basketball

Player performance is dependent on the correct execution of the basic fundamentals and timing. All the basketball skills and abilities in the world are of little value unless they are applied correctly. When learning and refining basketball skills, it is just as important to learn "WHY" and "WHEN" as well as "HOW" to perform and execute them. To be effective, basketball skills and techniques must be learned and practiced at game speed. Precise execution and footwork along with repetition are vital. Motor skill learning also requires visualization and mental practice. Motor skill learning is dependent upon physical conditioning. Superior conditioning does not just happen nor is it acquired quickly. It is the result of a well planned and executed program of exercise, rest, and diet. Rest and diet is just as important as exercise.

View  Player Practice Guidelines

View Basketball is a Game of Habits

View Conditioning Guidelines

View Training Demands


View Early Time (ET) Guidelines

View Proper Warm-up -  Key to a Successful Performance

View Importance of Cooling Down

View The Importance of Having Your Hands Up


View 12 Effective Ways to Improve Your Quickness

View Vital Importance of 6th Person(s) Role

View Defensive Stopper - a Must Role for Success

View Becoming a Strong Inbound Passer


Printable Drills to Improve Individual Skills & Team Performance





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