To become a better athlete from a good one, it’s important to practice consistently to take basketball skills to new heights and the game to next level. The more athletes train their mind and body for handling basketball comfortably, the more excellently they will perform during the game. Below are some helpful and great basketball tips to improve basketball.

Basketball tips to better the game

  1. Ball handling and dribbling

Ball handling is the most important skill in the game, and will always be. Dribbling, passing and shooting becomes natural when athletes become comfortable in manipulating basketball. Don’t look downward toward the balls because looking down can cost severely therefore always be head up. The best position to play safe while handling and dribbling is low position. Practice with bent knees and straight back. Use hands actively to block defender smartly. Use finger tips to control and hold the ball. Increase game speed by practicing fast. Develop power dribbles and then eventually crossing basketball from one hand to another and run along the ball in the court.

  1. Passing

Passing is appropriately throwing basketball to the open player smartly. Use both hands to have more control and put weight into pass for proper speed on the ball. Put backspin on the ball to make your pass easier to get by the team player. Pass to the teammate that is away from the aggressive defender. Use bounce and chest pass to dodge and transfer basketball. Continue reading