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8 Performance Qualities to Improve Vertical Jump

The vertical jump is a measure of raw power that is used widely throughout professional and college athletics as a performance test. It can determine how explosive an athlete is and if they can use their strength efficiently in different… Continue Reading →

The 10 Most Important Youth Basketball Rules

There are a number of fouls and violations that youth basketball coaches have to teach beginners, but it’s best to start off teaching the main basketball rules. Instilling strong fundamentals at a young age is a key to developing players…. Continue Reading →

Be a Coaching Hero With These 4 Basketball Drills for Kids

At its core, basketball is a game that is predicated upon successfully making baskets. While athleticism and other factors may certainly aid a player’s ability to score, the best shooters at any level of basketball become the best due to… Continue Reading →

Coaching Basketball: 3 Ways to Help Your Players Focus

Coaching is more than just teaching a bunch of basketball players how to run plays. A big part of being a good coach is motivating your players to give their all when they’re on the court. Here are three basketball… Continue Reading →

3 Steps To Nip Youth Performance Anxiety In The Bud

Experiencing anxiety before a big sports event is normal, but what happens when this anxiety prohibits optimal sports performance? After a winter hiatus and with spring sports just around the corner, many children develop sports performance anxiety. This usually happens… Continue Reading →

4 Steps to Becoming a Great Free Throw Shooter

Here are four tips that will help you on your way to becoming an 80%+ free throw shooter.  Have a Free Throw Shooting Routine A pre-shot routine will help you clear your mind and tap into your muscle memory, something… Continue Reading →

10 Basketball Tips Guaranteed To Get You More Playing Time

1. Ask the coach what you can do to help the team.  This is probably one of the most important things you can do, because it shows you are committed to do whatever it takes to help the team succeed…. Continue Reading →

Are Kids’ Sports Too Competitive?

How kids’ athletics have gotten too serious – and what parents can do to help When my daughter began playing recreational soccer at age 8, scouts for more competitive private clubs showed up regularly at the weekend games. By the… Continue Reading →

5 Explosive Leg Exercises that Will Unlock Your Performance

Think about jumping as high as you can. Before you jump, you dip at the knees to create a slingshot effect. This is called the stretch-shortening cycle.  The following explosive leg exercises target the stretch-shortening cycle to build power. They… Continue Reading →

7 Conditioning Drills for Basketball Players

Basketball players need to have enough endurance to run up and down the court for the entire game. These drills will help prepare players for fourth quarter …

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