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Mar 13, 2019

19 Top Basketball Drills to Improve Shooting Form & Accuracy

19 top basketball drills to improve shooting technique. Learn how to shoot a basketball with better form and accuracy with these shooting drills for kids.

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Mar 12, 2019

Improve Control Dribbling Skills with "Lazy" Ball Handling Drills

16 control dribbling drills that will improve ball handling skills in youth basketball players.

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Mar 11, 2019

15 Basketball Ball Handling Drills Perfect for Daily Warm-up

Basketball ball handling drills for players of all ages. Improve your basketball game by starting each workout with this stationary dribbling routine.

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Mar 07, 2019

7 Tips on Dribbling for Better Youth Basketball Ball Handling Drills

Build winning habits with these 7 tips on dribbling. Focus on the "little things" to get more out of your basketball ball handling drills.

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Mar 05, 2019

Competitive Basketball Games for Kids to Improve Shooting

Challenge your players with fun shooting basketball games for kids. These competitive basketball shooting drills are perfect for 1-2 players.

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Mar 05, 2019

13 Fun Basketball Shooting Games

13 fun basketball shooting games for 1-2 players. A competitive shooting hoops game is a terrific way to teach young players how to shoot under pressure.

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Mar 03, 2019

Learn Basketball Basic Rules in 10 Minutes

New to the game of basketball? The first step in learning how to play is learning the basketball basic rules.

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Mar 02, 2019

Learn How to Jump Higher & Add Inches to Your Vertical Jump

Learn how to jump higher & increase your vertical jump up to 12 inches with this simple, free basketball training program you can do in your own backyard.

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Mar 01, 2019

Basketball Spots Make Drill Setup Easy

Basketball spots are excellent training aids. Set up drills quickly & easily with lightweight, portable markers in a variety of sizes, shapes & colors.

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Feb 26, 2019

Jammed Finger? Don't Let it Keep You Sidelined

Don't let a jammed finger keep you out of the game. Take these steps and minimize your time on the sideline.

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Feb 24, 2019

14 Basketball Rebounding Drills for Dominating the Boards

14 basketball rebounding drills to help players develop the mental toughness, timing, and skills needed to go after and pull down more missed shots.

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Feb 21, 2019

Top Basketball Exposure Camps

Top nationwide basketball exposure camps for boys and girls. Before spending any money, there are some things about showcase camps you need to know.

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Feb 16, 2019

NBA Basketball Camps

NBA basketball camps give kids the opportunity to feel part of their favorite NBA team! Learn from the pros with these basketball summer camps for kids.

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Feb 11, 2019

Basketball Camps in Texas for Boys & Girls

High-quality, affordable youth basketball camps in Texas. Find the perfect summer camp for kids with this extensive list of college summer basketball camps for girls & boys in the Lone Star state.

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Feb 10, 2019

The Best Wisconsin Basketball Camps

Browse the best Wisconsin basketball camps. Find excellent summer basketball camps throughout the state for girls and boys to fit any budget, age, and skill level.

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Feb 06, 2019

Buying a Portable Basketball Hoop? Read This First

Before spending money on a portable basketball hoop, this short guide is a must-read. Lifetime, Huffy, and Spalding basketball hoops are popular products that offer a wide range of price and performance options.

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Jan 07, 2019

Basketball Rebounding is a Matter of Attitude

Score more points with basketball rebounding tips guaranteed to help your players pull down more of those missed shots! Lots of youth basketball training drills to improve rebounding skills.

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Dec 22, 2018

Passing a Basketball for Beginners: 5 Types of Passes

Passing a basketball is a fundamental skill youth players should practice regularly. Learn how and when to make 5 common basketball passes.

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Dec 16, 2018

What Do Those Basketball Terms Mean?

Having trouble with all those unfamiliar basketball terms? If you're new to the game, the long list may be seem a bit overwhelming, so I've broken them down here to make them a little easier to understand.

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Dec 16, 2018

Basketball Terminology Made Easy

More basketball terminology for coaches, players and fans of the game. Basketball is just like anything else. It has a jargon of its own. Some is slang. Some is technical. But once you understand the terms, the game makes a lot more sense.

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Dec 16, 2018

Common Basketball Terms that Coaches, Players & Fans Should Know

Learn some common basketball terms and phrases, and you'll be talking "hoops" like a pro in no time! The list below, though it certainly isn't all-inclusive, contains many of the words you need to be familiar with as a fan of the game.

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Dec 15, 2018

Official Basketball Rules for All Levels

Official basketball rules for all levels of competition. Looking for youth, NCAA, or high school basketball rules? How about NBA, WNBA, or FIBA rules? You'll find them all here.

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Dec 15, 2018

NFHS High School Basketball Rules

Get the latest official NFHS high school basketball rules, updates, and interpretations. In addition to the NFHS, each state has its own interscholastic athletic association that governs basketball competition within the state. Find the rules for your state.

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Dec 12, 2018

2-Player Basketball Passing Drills

Improve your youth players' basketball passing and catching skills with these challenging practice drills for two people. These drills don't even require access to a gym. All that's needed is a ball and a buddy.

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Dec 11, 2018

Catch a Basketball Pass with Confidence

Learn the basics of throwing and catching a basketball pass. The skill of catching is broken down into 12 simple steps for teaching beginners.

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Dec 10, 2018

How to Pass a Basketball

Teaching players how to pass a basketball is an important key to running an effective offense. 20 coaching tips guaranteed to improve your team's passing.

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Dec 08, 2018

Basketball Passing Drills for Kids

Dynamic youth basketball passing drills for individuals, partners, and teams. Improve your game by strengthening passing and catching skills.

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Dec 08, 2018

Basketball Court Layout, Lines & Markings

See a typical basketball court layout with the lines and markings explained.

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Dec 05, 2018

High School Basketball Court Dimensions

Standard high school basketball court dimensions are 84 ft x 50 ft. Find the basketball court size for youth, jr high, and high school leagues.

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Dec 04, 2018

Basketball Court Size for NCAA, NBA, WNBA & FIBA Leagues

Compare basketball court size and dimensions used in the NBA, WNBA, NCAA, and FIBA. Free basketball court diagrams for each league.

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Dec 04, 2018

A Teamwork Quote a Day

A teamwork quote a day. 31 motivational sayings that remind us the power of a team doesn't lie in the individual player but in each member working together for a common purpose.

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Nov 29, 2018

Basketball Fouls & Referee Signals

Learn the common basketball fouls with simple definitions and referee hand signals.

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Nov 29, 2018

Youth Basketball Regulations Cont'd

Common youth basketball regulations and guidelines. Each league establishes its own rules based on its players' age, gender, etc, so check with your league officials for the exact rules they have adopted.

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Nov 28, 2018

Youth Basketball Rules & Guidelines

Youth basketball rules are designed around a main goal: teaching basic fundamental skills to beginners.The emphasis is not on winning, but on learning. Find regulations and general guidelines for youth basketball leagues.

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Nov 27, 2018

Fun Basketball Drills for Kids

Improve your team workouts with some of my favorite fun basketball drills and games. Players love these high energy, competitive skill-building activities.

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Nov 25, 2018

Youth Summer Basketball Camps Directory

Summer basketball camps to fit any budget. Exposure, elite, position, college, NBA, and even fantasy camps for the parents. You name it. We update our list of kids camps regularly to keep you informed about the outstanding summer programs available for your athletes.

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Nov 24, 2018

Youth Basketball Coaching Drills & Games

Energize your practices with high-energy basketball coaching drills for kids. Cover all the fundamental skills with drills and games that can be modified for players of all skill levels.

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Nov 24, 2018

Fun Basketball Games for Kids

These fun basketball games for kids are perfect for team workouts with your elementary age players. They focus on dribbling the ball under pressure while changing direction and speed. Players learn to keep their heads up so they can navigate across the playing space.

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Nov 23, 2018

Youth Basketball Coaching: 15 Tips for Running an Effective Practice

What makes effective youth basketball coaching? The little things. The secret to running efficient, well-organized, productive practice session comes down to doing these 15 simple things.

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Nov 23, 2018

Coaching Kids Basketball #1 Rule

#1 rule for coaching kids basketball. Keep youth basketball training fun! The focus of practice for young players should be to awaken their interest, have fun, and learn basic skills.

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Nov 22, 2018

Guide to Coaching Youth Basketball: Start with these 10 Essentials

This practical, informative guide to coaching youth basketball starts with 10 essentials that should be incorporated into every basketball practice.

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Nov 21, 2018

Simple Basketball Drills for Kids

These basketball drills for kids are geared toward the youngest players who are just learning how to bounce, toss, and catch a ball. Players will quickly start to build confidence as they conquer simple challenges and progress to more difficult ones.

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Nov 21, 2018

Fun Basketball Practice Drills that Make Players Want to Work Hard

Basketball practice drills don't have to be boring! Avoid the dread of workouts by including fun, competitive drills and shooting games in your practice plans. These dynamic drills give players a chance to test their skills in a variety of team and individual contests.

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Nov 20, 2018

Fun Basketball Warmup Drills for Kids

Favorite basketball warmup drills. They're fun, fast-paced, and focus on a variety of fundamental skills at once. Improve ball handling, shooting off the move, passing, and hustling after rebounds.

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Nov 18, 2018

54 Positive Attitude Quotes to Elevate Your Game

We all struggle with them. Destructive negative thoughts. Positive attitude quotes provide the perfect remedy when we find ourselves wrestling with feelings of doubt, inadequacy, fear, or just plain old bad attitudes.

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Nov 18, 2018

Top College Basketball Recruiting Sites: Are They Right for You?

Search and compare some of the top college basketball recruiting sites to find the one that fits your needs. See packages, pricing, process, and what makes each one unique.

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Nov 17, 2018

Name Brand Discount Basketball Shoes. Cool Shoes at Cheap Prices

On a tight budget? Save money on discount basketball shoes without sacrificing quality. Cheap prices don't have to mean poor workmanship or performance. Find lots of incredible deals online for cool popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Air Jordan, Fila, New Balance and more!

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Nov 14, 2018

30 Basketball Team Quotes: Unleash the Power of Teamwork

30 basketball team quotes from some of the greatest coaches and leaders of all time. Discover the power of teamwork.

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Nov 14, 2018

Motivational Quotes for Athletes that Will Challenge & Inspire

Motivational quotes for athletes guaranteed to challenge and inspire your players. Quotes from exceptional leaders provide inspirational basketball messages for your next team practice, pre-game talk, or sideline huddle.

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