Basketball guide: How to go pro?
Basketball can be your favorite sport and you may spend a few hours playing it every week. At some points, you might have thought that the difference between a professional and an amateur lies in the number of hours they play. Well, you are partially right. Actually, being a pro doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to play more hours than your opponent; it means that you are really taking your time on learning the skills and the rule seriously. You are devoting to the sport.
Start learning the rule
Going pro also means that you need to understand all the rules when you are on the court because no one will sit there and tell you what you should do or what you shouldn’t. Learning the rule is one way to ensure that you are on the right track and is not wasting your time practicing on things that you aren’t even allowed to do. With proper knowledge of the sport, your practice more efficiently and you can save a lot of time for yourself (that’s why hours played is not everything).
Get in shape
You don’t play basketball to get in shape; you get in shape to play basketball. On the field, every inch, every second counts. Professionals win other players because they are slight faster, slightly taller, slightly stronger. You can search for exercises that help you to play basketball well. You should do some push-ups and jump rope every day along with your core workout. These exercise will not only get you in shape, they also enhance your body’s willingness to make sudden moves and to jump.
Micheal Jordan has famously said that the best players are good team player. In order to be a good team player, you need to be able to read the situation and dribble your ball well so that you can pass it.
Practice, practice and practice is the only way to be good at dribbling. The more you practice, the better sense of the ball that you have. In order to be a pro, you need to reach a point where you don’t have to focus on dribbling anymore. Pro players don’t just spend their time thinking about how to dribble their ball, they keep the ball under their control and use their head to think about the next moves they are going to make.
You should include dribbling when you are practicing any other technique of basketball on the court. Don’t let your palm touch your ball, have a proper grip of the ball. Try to dribble faster, lower and harder every day.
Shooting is a combination of all other skills: controlling your body, the ball and precision. It is the most important part of the game to master because when you have a chance to shoot; it’s better that you don’t spoil it.
Use BEEF C to assist you when you are shooting:
- Balanced on your feet
- Eyes on the net
- Elbows toward your body
- Follow the flight of the ball
They key to be success when you shoot your ball is to be relaxed. Although there are so many things happening around you, you need to be completely calm and focused. Practice shooting and free shots a lot. It’s also a good idea to practice your free shots when you are tired because you won’t have to be running around. Some people even spend hours lying on the ground while shooting the ball straight into the air so that it comes back to their arm.
Be persistent and be hard working.