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Basketball Rules & Regulations

Basketball Rules & Regulations 31 Comments

This guide explains what the referees look for when officiating a game, and it analyzes all of basketball's rules.
Basketball Position Roles Explained

Basketball Position Roles Explained 5 Comments

It takes a thorough understanding of each position's inherent responsibilities to excel at basketball. Read this guide to learn about each positions' role on the floor.
Finishing Strong at the Rim in Basketball

Finishing Strong at the Rim in Basketball 1 Comment

Simply eluding a defender won't automatically result in points; you still have to finish at the rim. Practice these basketball moves to become a strong finisher.
How to Choose Basketball Shoes

How to Choose Basketball Shoes 2 Comments

Shoes are the first pieces of equipment that any new basketball player needs. This guide outlines the many types of shoes on the market to help you choose the right pair.
Tips for Improving Stamina in Basketball

Tips for Improving Stamina in Basketball 3 Comments

In basketball, a player's speed can be a devastating weapon or a glaring weakness. This guide details the secrets to developing great basketball speed.
How to Win with an Undersized Basketball Team

How to Win with an Undersized Basketball Team 1 Comment

Some of the most successful basketball teams have been undersized. Read this guide to learn how smaller teams can rise to the top.
Explaining the Personal Foul in Basketball

Explaining the Personal Foul in Basketball 21 Comments

From hand checking to blocking, this guide hits on the difference between incidental contact and a personal foul in basketball. After reading it, you'll be a foul expert.
History of Basketball

History of Basketball 2 Comments

This guides explains the origins of basketball and explains how the game has reached it's current state.
Basketball Safety Rules

Basketball Safety Rules 5 Comments

It's easy to forget that basketball is a physically demanding activity. Follow these safety guidelines to reduce the risk of injury on the court.
How to Pick a Basketball Position

How to Pick a Basketball Position 10 Comments

Not sure which basketball position suits you best? This guide provides in depth descriptions of the various positions and the skills and traits needed to play them.
How to Walk on to a Basketball Team

How to Walk on to a Basketball Team 4 Comments

Walking on to a basketball team is one of the biggest challenges a player can face. Read this guide for some valuable tips on how to make this process easier.
How to Defend the Low-post in Basketball

How to Defend the Low-post in Basketball 1 Comment

Learning how to defend on the low block requires toughness, talent, and knowledge. Read this basketball guide to learn how to properly defend the low post.
Zone vs. Man: Which Defense to Use in Basketball

Zone vs. Man: Which Defense to Use in Basketball

Knowing which defense to use can be very challenging for a basketball coach. Read this guide to learn the strengths of different defenses, and the best time to use them.
How to Draw Fouls in Basketball

How to Draw Fouls in Basketball

Drawing fouls in basketball is a great way to neutralize an opponent's best player and create extra points. Follow these techniques to learn how to draw fouls.
Nutrition for Basketball Players

Nutrition for Basketball Players 6 Comments

Proper nutrition is absolutely essential to reaching your peak performance in basketball. Learn more about the best foods for your body in the following guide.
Basketball Court Dimensions

Basketball Court Dimensions

Learn the exact dimensions of a basketball court and what each marker on the court means.
Basketball Dribbling Moves

Basketball Dribbling Moves 9 Comments

From the hesitation to the crossover, the dribbling moves in this basketball guide will provide you with the tools needed to beat the defender off the dribble every time.
The Importance of Rest in Basketball

The Importance of Rest in Basketball 2 Comments

Continuous basketball activities must be regulated by getting the proper amount of rest. Read this guide to learn how rest can transform your workouts.
How to Become a Great Point Guard in Basketball

How to Become a Great Point Guard in Basketball 1 Comment

Becoming a great point guard takes more than talent and athleticism. Study these essential qualities to learn how to become a great point guard.
How to be a Great Wing Player in Basketball

How to be a Great Wing Player in Basketball 1 Comment

The wing position in basketball is among the most physically demanding in the game. This guide explores what it takes to become a great wing player.
How to Be a Great On-ball Defender in Basketball

How to Be a Great On-ball Defender in Basketball 1 Comment

Great on-ball defense in basketball can turn an average player into a superstar on the court. This guide explains the ins and outs of great on-ball defense.
How to Throw a Chest Pass in Basketball

How to Throw a Chest Pass in Basketball

A solid chest pass is the safest and most accurate way to cycle the ball between teammates. Follow these tips to master the proper chest pass technique.
Reasons to Play Basketball

Reasons to Play Basketball 1 Comment

Implementing basketball into your fitness regimen can be a great way to add a little spice to your workouts. Give this guide a read to learn about the other benefits.
Defending the Man (Not the Ball) in Basketball

Defending the Man (Not the Ball) in Basketball 2 Comments

Learning how to become a top defensive player can be one of the biggest challenges in basketball. Follow these steps to lock down opposing offensive players.
When and How to Trap on Defense in Basketball

When and How to Trap on Defense in Basketball

Trap defenses in basketball are a great equalizer against bigger, faster teams. This guide looks at when and how to run a trap defense, and highlights its strengths.
Effective Low-post Moves in Basketball

Effective Low-post Moves in Basketball 1 Comment

Developing low-post moves is a major challenge for most big men. Read this basketball guide to learn how to dominate in the paint.
How to be a Great Center in Basketball

How to be a Great Center in Basketball 1 Comment

In basketball, developing into a dominating center takes time and effort. This guide reveals the secrets to becoming a great "big man" in basketball.
How to Play Off-ball in Basketball

How to Play Off-ball in Basketball

Improve your all-around game by learning how to play offense without the basketball.
How to Handle Pressure in Basketball

How to Handle Pressure in Basketball

Being successful in a high-pressure situation is one of the most difficult scenarios in all of basketball. Follow these tips to excel under pressure.
Tips for Improving Speed in Basketball

Tips for Improving Speed in Basketball

In basketball, a player's speed can either be a devastating weapon or a glaring weakness. This guide details the secrets to developing great basketball speed.
Basic One-on-one Basketball Moves

Basic One-on-one Basketball Moves

Excelling in a one-on-one situation requires the right mindset and the right moves. Read this basketball guide to take your one-on-one game to the next level.
Off-season Workouts for Basketball

Off-season Workouts for Basketball

Take advantage of your off-season and use these workout tips to get into shape before the basketball season arrives.
Traits of a Successful Basketball Coach

Traits of a Successful Basketball Coach 1 Comment

To be a good basketball coach, several key components are required. Check out this guide for a few pointers on how to coach up the team.
How to Prepare for Basketball Season

How to Prepare for Basketball Season 2 Comments

While basketball players work hard during the season, it's also important to come into training camp in shape. Read on to learn how to start a season the right way.
Complimentary Sports for Basketball

Complimentary Sports for Basketball

All sports complement basketball to some degree, but some sports translate more easily than others. Here are a few examples of sports that will make you a better player.
How to Break a Press in Basketball

How to Break a Press in Basketball

Pressure defenses can break down an offense and get players completely out of rhythm. Read this basketball guide to understand the keys to breaking a press defense.
Effective Basketball Weight Training

Effective Basketball Weight Training

It's no secret that hitting the weight room can take your game to the next level. This basketball guide offers some weight training tips that carry over to the court.
Tips for Playing Tough Man-to-Man Defense in Basketball

Tips for Playing Tough Man-to-Man Defense in Basketball

Solid man-to-man defense is the hallmark of many championship teams. Read this guide to learn the secrets of stifling man defense.
Lower Body Strength Training: Basketball

Lower Body Strength Training: Basketball 2 Comments

If implemented properly, a strength training regimen can help elevate your basketball game and reduce risk of injury. Follow the advice in this guide to get started.
How to Create Mismatches in Basketball

How to Create Mismatches in Basketball

Knowing how to create mismatches in basketball can spark your offense and lead to easy baskets. Read this guide to learn the best ways to create mismatches.
How to Dribble a Basketball

How to Dribble a Basketball 4 Comments

Written with the beginner in mind, this basketball guide focuses on proper dribbling form. Follow the tips inside and you'll be dribbling circles around the competition.
Effective Rebounding Drills for Basketball

Effective Rebounding Drills for Basketball

Aggressively crashing the boards is a great way to quickly improve at basketball. Practice these drills to become an expert rebounder.
When to Foul in Basketball

When to Foul in Basketball

Contrary to popular belief, fouling in basketball isn’t always a bad thing. This guide explains how fouling, in certain situations, may actually be in your best interest.
How to Set a Screen in Basketball

How to Set a Screen in Basketball

Setting an effective screen is the ultimate selfless act in basketball. From posture to positioning, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about screens.
Establishing a Go-to Move in Basketball

Establishing a Go-to Move in Basketball

Creating scoring opportunities in basketball gets easier when you work on individual moves. Read this guide to learn how to establish a go-to move.
Getting Back on Defense in Basketball

Getting Back on Defense in Basketball

Protecting the basket from transition points is one of the most important facets of team defense in basketball. Follow these tips and drills to avoid fast-break points.
How to Execute a Basketball Entry Pass

How to Execute a Basketball Entry Pass

A clean entry pass is one of the most important fundamental skills in basketball. Follow these tips to successfully get the ball into the low post every time.
How to Excel at Transition Defense in Basketball

How to Excel at Transition Defense in Basketball

Tough transition defense can slow down even the speediest basketball teams. This guide explains the fundamentals of shutting down transition offense.
How to Be a Great Off-ball Defender in Basketball

How to Be a Great Off-ball Defender in Basketball

Solid basketball defense doesn't just happen when the player you're guarding has the ball. Read this guide to learn how to play solid off-ball defense.
Basketball Glossary

Basketball Glossary 2 Comments

Check out this basketball glossary to find all the sport-specific definitions you've been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
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