Everyone has a talent in each sport, but whatever sport is, talent alone won’t be enough to reach the heights, constant improvement, constant progression, learning from the mistakes will be needed for success and most importantly dealing the failures in right way will be important to success.
Today in this content, we will look at how to excel in the game of basketball and become a successful basketball player. Here are the few processes you should go through:
Discuss with the Coach
Regular discussion about your game with the coach will be a most helpful process in developing the game, as basketball is also a team’s game, you should also discuss about your game helping and matching team’s need. If you put a team in front of the personal goals, you will automatically become the most wanted player by the coaches and teammates.
Know your Strengths and Play
Everybody cannot be a scorer on the same day, so keep doing what you are good at. If you try to do things you are not good at, you will eventually land in failures and chances of being benched for the future games will increase.
Rebounding and defense might suit you, then master yourself in it, do what you can, not what you cannot. During practice always work on your weakness, but never forget to work on your strengths. Players made millions playing according to this simple golden rule.
Always work hard
Always keep your focus and never be afraid to fall. Fall for 7 times but make sure you get up for 8 times. Always have a coach near you when you are working on the moves.
When you take a charge, it provides a defensive stop, gets your team the ball, and puts an additional foul on the opposing team. Not to mention, it can affect the other team psychologically because they will be hesitant to drive the ball in fear of picking up another
Play tough defense
If you can shut down opposing players, it doesn’t matter if you can shoot or dribble. A coach will often find a reason to get you on the court.
Always Box Out
Nothing will get you to the bench quicker than not boxing out. Coaches understand the importance of rebounding. If you do it well, you’ll rapidly increase your chances of playing.
Take Good Shots
A good shot is an open shot that you can make a high-percentage of and nobody else on your team has a better scoring opportunity. If you take bad shots, you’ll be on the bench.
Make the Extra Pass
Coaches love it when you make the extra pass. You will also find yourself getting more passes from your teammates, because they recognize and appreciate your unselfishness. Basketball is so much fun when played unselfishly. You also win a lot more games, too. Don’t be too unselfish. If you have a good shot, you can take it.
Sprint to the Front of the Huddle
Any time you get in a huddle, always sprint to the front and make eye contact with the coach while he is talking. The coach will notice this and know that you care.
Be a Great Teammate
If your teammates like you, they will be more likely to play better with you. A coach may notice the chemistry and get you in the game.
Not everyone is born as a natural athlete, gifted with the ability to make picking up new concepts, plays, and overall skill look easy. And if you’re anything like the rest of us, you know you have to try everything you can think of to try and improve your game to excel at basketball. These tips are going to make your basketball training a lot easier.
These simple tips will help to improve your overall game and make you exceed as a player.
Be a Student of the Game
Just like you wake up every day, go to school, and do your homework (like a good kid because we all know that without grades, there’s no raids – you know, those raids that college coaches perform when they raid your house looking for you to recruit because you’re just THAT good), there’s also this thing called PRACTICE. Now, I don’t mean practice as in going to the local street court to play with your friends. No, no, I mean real, legitimate, down to the gritty practice where you learn proper footwork, shooting techniques and better ball handling drills.
The type of practice you don’t see other “ballers” doing because they’re too busy “practicing” all the wrong techniques they’ve picked up from playing street ball. This type of practice involves studying the pros, breaking down their skills move by move and understanding the why behind it all. This type of practice is what we call “being a student of the game,” and this type of practice is what makes the difference between a street baller and a pro.
By giving other players the opportunity to play into their strengths, showing leadership while also being respectful of others, the right thing to do would be to ask questions about the calls your coach is making, be ready to learn, be proactive about your own development and able to take criticism constructively. Only motto in sports is smart work and hard work to achieve.
Also, be in the right place at the right time, you can achieve any unbelievable heights in life. Don’t sit and cry for failures, don’t take the success to your head, and don’t fear failures, always be the student of the game. There is always something to learn, even for the legends, supporters are everywhere, cherish them, true supporters will always be there in your life. Good luck sees you shooting up some brilliant 3 points in the future but master yourself in 2 points at first.