Basketball Conditioning

Basketball courts at night

Early in my basketball career I had a height advantage. As I moved on to higherl evels of play it became clear that my height alone would not be enough to be a dominant player. I needed an edge. Since then I have been able to Maintain my weight why decreasing my body fat percentage […]

The free throw

Many games are won and lost at the free-throw line. Mental pressure is real from the charity strip. The opposing coach may call a time-out right before the shot. Other players might taunt or shout madly at the fans behind the basket. All of this should not matter. All of these distractions should be used to a player’s […]

Quick Tips for Shooters

Focus Where are you looking when you shoot the basketball? Your eyes should be on the back of the rim at all times. When you look at the back of the rim you are actually looking into the basket. Many people teach players to aim at the front of the rim; but if you do […]


Do it now We have discussed the mechanics and mental preparation required to shoot a basketball properly throughout this site. Some of the information will make a poor shooter into a competent shooter or a skilled shooter into an exceptional shooter. You can’t expect everything to be easy unless you actually put it into practice. […]

Lay up

Basketball Layup

Its simplicity and layup make it easy to accept the shot as a given. It is the only shot in the family that requires ambidexterity, aside from the hook shot. Drive When approaching the basket, make sure you use the foot opposite the shooting hand to jump. This allows you to reach the basket at a more […]

Jump Shot


The Jumper Jump shots are simply an evolution of set shots that allow players to shoot past defenders’ arms. Because defenders are more athletic and larger than ever, the jump shot is being used more frequently than ever. The jump shot is essentially the same as the set shot and free throw. For example, the […]

The art of shooting

Shooting basketball basics

Back to the basics The game of basketball was first introduced in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was a simple game. Just put the ball into the basket. Since then the art of basketball has evolved into high-post, low-post, triple threat offenses. Data rich scouting and training methodologies. But really the game is still simple, put the […]

Athleticism for Basketball

Dumbells in a gym

To play basketball at a high level of competition, one must have physical capabilities that go beyond what he has done in his daily life and exceed those required for other sports. It’s not enough to be a basic fitness. You need to have good flexibility, strength, abdominal and lower back strength, or the three essentials that […]

Abdominal and lower back strength

ab workout for basketball

The trunk and lower torso are often neglected and poorly trained parts of the body’s muscle. This region is known as the “center of power” and is responsible for initiating a movement or providing stability link that allows all movements to pass. These are just a few reasons to strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles. […]

Strength Training for Basketball

Fitness chin ups

Basketball is no longer strictly a finesse sport. Today’s players require special strength training in order to be at their best. Designing a program There are many ways to train strength. While certain principles are the same, every program is different. One routine that works well for one person doesn’t mean it will work for another. However, […]