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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Position Roles Explained

Basketball Position Roles Explained 6 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.
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 Get More Playing Time in Basketball

How to Get More Playing Time in Basketball 4 Comments

Looking to spend less time on the sidelines and more time on the court? Of course you are! This basketball guide is packed full of tips for getting more playing time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Cross Training: Basketball & Pilates

Cross Training: Basketball & Pilates 2 Comments

Looking for a performance boost? Cross-training with pilates could elevate your basketball game. Not sold on the idea? Read on to learn about the benefits.
How to Become a Basketball Coach

How to Become a Basketball Coach 2 Comments

Coaching can be a great way to stay involved in basketball. Check out this guide if you need a few pointers on how to get your basketball coaching career off the ground.
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.
Common Basketball Recruiting Mistakes

Common Basketball Recruiting Mistakes 2 Comments

The competition for basketball college scholarships is fierce; so don't make the recruiting process any harder than it has to be. Here is a list of ten mistakes to avoid.
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.
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.
Basketball Dribbling Drills

Basketball Dribbling Drills 1 Comment

The dribbling drills outlined in this basketball guide are designed to improve a player's ball handling ability by honing skills, like hand speed and coordination.
Shot Selection in Basketball

Shot Selection in Basketball 1 Comment

This shooting guide outlines the difference between a good shot and an ill-advised one so that you'll be able to drastically improve your shot selection in basketball.
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.
Improving Your Basketball Free Throw

Improving Your Basketball Free Throw 1 Comment

From the mental aspect to the importance of establishing a shooting routine, this guide touches on everything you need to know about shooting free throws in basketball.
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.
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.
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.
Getting Your Kids Involved with Basketball

Getting Your Kids Involved with Basketball 1 Comment

Most young basketball players can benefit from the support of their parents. Read these valuable tips for reasons how (and why) to get your kids involved in basketball.
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.
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 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 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 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 Run a Full-court Press in Basketball

How to Run a Full-court Press in Basketball 1 Comment

Full-court pressure can be the great equalizer in basketball...if it's done correctly. Read this guide to learn the steps to running a stifling full-court press.
Roles for Non-starters in Basketball

Roles for Non-starters in Basketball 1 Comment

Great bench players often make the difference in close basketball games. This guide outlines the secrets to being a great non-started in basketball.
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.
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.
How to Organize a Basketball Practice

How to Organize a Basketball Practice

In basketball, success begins in practice. This guide helps you develop the necessary skills and habits to organize a successful basketball practice.
Finding a Basketball Training Partner

Finding a Basketball Training Partner

In basketball, a workout program can be the key to success. Read this guide to learn why a good training partner can be the difference-maker in your workout.
How to Run the Give-and-go in Basketball

How to Run the Give-and-go in Basketball

Running set basketball plays on offense requires timing and skill. With a little practice, though, the give-and-go is a play that every team can learn to run effectively.
Effective Training Equipment for Basketball Players

Effective Training Equipment for Basketball Players

There is a glut of training equipment available to basketball players. This guide identifies several types of training equipment that will help improve your game.
Basketball Court Dimensions

Basketball Court Dimensions

Learn the exact dimensions of a basketball court and what each marker on the court means.
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.
Basketball Training with Olympic Lifts

Basketball Training with Olympic Lifts

Looking for a way to add to or improve your workout routine? This guide describes a few common Olympic lifts, and explains how using them can make you a better player.
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.
Coaching the Motion Offense in Basketball

Coaching the Motion Offense in Basketball

Basketball's motion offense keeps players active while creating open shots for everyone. Learn the basics of the motion offense with this tutorial.
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.
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.
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.
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