The Benefits of Playing Basketball
In December 1891, Canadian-American physical education teacher and sports aficionado James Naismith pioneered an innovative idea that changed the sporting world forever. The YMCA of Springfield, Massachusetts had requested the creation of a new game that could be played all year round, not take up too much space indoors, and wouldn’t encourage violent body contact. Two weeks later, Naismith and his assistants had created basketball.Basketball Skills: How to Increase Vertical Jump for That Highlight Reel Dunk
Whether you are a novice or an experience basketball player, improving your vertical jump should always be near the top of your agenda. It doesn’t just help you dunk, but it will also give you additional explosive power, greater strength and improved coordination. These strategies can give you a jump-start in your training.What Would the World Be Without Basketball?
Sports have played a crucial role in American culture, essentially providing Americans with a form of entertainment as well as promoting fitness. Baseball and football, which were played primarily outdoors, emerged on the scene during the mid nineteenth century. The Canadian-born physical education professor…The 5 Top Contenders for the 2014 NBA Title
The 2013 NBA season may have just ended with the Miami Heat taking the championship again, but we are already predicting the champion for 2014. Here are our top five contending teams for next years prize.Basketball Ball Buyers Guide
For a keen basketball player, using a great quality basketball is essential. The range of basketballs to choose from might be very overwhelming: What is the great distinction between the budget kinds and the top of the line balls costing a hundred dollars and up? What about the materials used?Greatest Of All Time
If you ask any basketball fan what players are in their top 5, it is almost certain that two names will not be left off of that list; Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. The ongoing argument that has lasted the past five years, is “who is the best player to ever play the game?” While some may call it blasphemy to go against the great Michael Jordan, others find it a plausible argument.Ways to Become a Better Basketball Player
Basketball, like anything else, is mastered only by continuous practice. I know it may sound cliche, but practice does in deed make perfect. Learning the fundamentals at an early age is a key part to becoming a better basketball player. Too many times, the fundamentals of the game are left out. In this article I plan on touching on a few of the more important skill areas.Basketball Defense – 3 Tips To Improve Your On Ball Defense
The other teams best player has been assigned to YOU! He dribbles across half court and you feel like your on an island. Here are 3 Tips to help you improve your on ball defense and lock down the other teams top scorer.Ball Handling Techniques to Free Yourself From Defenders
This article highlights techniques and game plans to effectively rid yourself of defenders. It also goes in depth into the concept of the crossover and how to use it in game time situations.Team Basketball
How to play team basketball. I’ve been coaching for a few years now, and in this article I share my experience in how to play team basketball. There are many obstacles to playing as a team, but most can be overcome. Once your team plays together, all unselfishly, then synergy will occur.