Schoolyard basketball games, although usually played pick-up style, can be incorporated into organized practice and used to improve players' skills and technique. When treated as basketball drills, schoolyard games work as a fun way for players to try out new moves both during practice and on their own.
In basketball, rebounds are constantly occurring, so this is something that should be practiced in drills. No matter who is shooting the ball, the player, his teammates, or opposing team members, any shot can miss and so players must be ready to grab that ball immediately. This is a mental and physical exercise that requires constantly alertness. Rebounding drills can be worked using the wall or the backboard. Rebounding is what makes basketball so unlike any other sport, as it makes the game very fast, and the only way to maintain the speed and rigors of the sport is to practice constantly.
Eating lots of junk food and sweets will lead to you feeling sluggish most of the time. You'll also find that exercise doesn't help you to lose weight. It's not that the exercise isn't effective, it's just that you have to balance it with a healthy and moderate diet. If you cut back on unhealthy calories such as sweets, fast food and processed foods, you'll find that you have more energy to exercise and that your fitness program brings you more results.
Be Aggressive and Persistent. In the key, nothing will take the place of aggression and persistence. Players need to be ball hungry on the rebound, they need to go for the loose ball, they can't give up until the ball is in their hands. That means diving for the ball, chasing it out of bounds, ripping it from someone else's fingertips. Anything short of a foul.
Basketball dribbling drills is often not considered important for players and coaches because it feels so basic. Coaches and players, however, should not lose sight of this central core area. Basketball handling skills are simple, fun and easy enough to do anywhere you can take a ball.
Aspiring basketball players need to refuse to accept the perception of limitations. We have all seen and heard stories, like the Vince Papale inspired movie Invincible, that depict real life instances of athletes defying the odds and achieving things that they were told were not possible. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team as a sophomore, and he used that as motivation to practice on his own for hour upon hour. He said that when he got tired he would conjure a mental image of that list on the locker room door that didn't have his name on it, and that would help him dig down a little deeper and keep practicing.
Overall, I feel that these drills are the single most important part of building a successful program. If you are looking for a sure fire way to get the most out of every player that you coach be sure to implement these tactics into your every day coaching routine, and enjoy the benefits that will follow.
These drills may be difficult at first. But, with constant practice, they can be mastered and you will surely be on your way to becoming an excellent ball handler.
Determine a winner's basket and play "King of the Hill" format. If your opponent has a three on two advantage, the first defender should stop the ball.