In basketball, every player, from least to best, has a lot to learn. The game changes constantly, players get better and you have to keep your skills sharp. Are you looking for a jump on your opponents? If you really want that edge, take a good look at the article below.
Dribble the ball correctly. Don’t use your palm to dribble. Instead, use your fingertips. You retain much more ball control this way. Avoid dribbling in front of you and only dribble to the sides of your body. Look up, not down.
Any good basketball player needs to know how to make a layup. Layups sometimes wind up being 4 out of every 5 shots in basketball. Dribble the ball in front of you while taking large strides followed by a smooth shot. Running and jumping well in practice means better jump shooting in actual games.
You can improve your passing skills by practicing a simple drill where dribbling is forbidden. Playing without any dribbling is very hard, but builds your passing skills. Try not to lose yourself in frustration if you do not master it immediately, with the more time that passes with you and your team practicing, the more accurate they will become.
If you experience a basketball injury, don’t keep playing. You can easily tear a muscle or even break a finger while playing. Trying to tough it out and keep playing, even if you are experiencing discomfort, can exacerbate an injury even more. See a physician if you think your injury is serious.
Proper handling of the ball requires that your fingers be spread apart. This keeps it under control. Your palm should not be touching the ball. When you’re shooting or passing, the only place the ball should touch your hand is on your fingers.
Now you should know what it takes to be a better player. These techniques will help improve your game. Keep learning and practicing every day. Use the information from above to take your skills to a new level.