PERFECT BASKETBALL PRACTICE - MAKES PERFECT
Practices define the attitude of a team.
Are you practicing correctly? Most of a basketball player's practice time is solitary and most of the basketball games are 'pick-up' games. Do you know a basketball player's solitary practice time can make a basketball player better or worse? Are you creating and/or reinforcing good habits or creating and/or reinforcing bad habits? How do you know?
Set up a video camera, record your basketball practice drills and learn how to play better basketball. I suggest you record all your team basketball training sessions and when you practice basketball by yourself. While reviewing your basketball practice videos become intimate with the rewind and fast forward buttons (or you'll waste lots of precious time watching meaningless footage) and the slow-mo button so you can really study in detail. Why should you record your team basketball training practices? You're able to review your basketball coach's nuggets of wisdom, get to know your basketball team's propensities, your teammate's individual and team propensities, and your own team and individual basketball propensities. If you can get someone to shoot videos of your basketball games, a review of game footage makes for wonderful team practices (an overhead view covering the entire basketball court is the best perspective for this specific purpose as you're able to see how, why, when, and where basketball systems and situations develop and play out within the ebb and flow of your basketball games).
What are you looking to discover while reviewing your basketball practice, basketball practice drills, basketball training, basketball coaching, and basketball game videos? Change hats, remove your basketball uniform, don a basketball coach's whistle and stage your own basketball camp. Now, as a basketball coach how will you train that basketball player and/or that basketball team to add, remove, or improve behaviors and habits? Often you'll find, removing bad habits and poor behaviors produces faster results than adding or improving on good habits and good behaviors. Allow me to repeat that last nugget; often, you'll find removing bad habits and poor behaviors produces faster results than adding or improving on good habits and good behaviors. Always look to simplify; "Occam's Razor;' one should not increase, beyond what is [absolutely] necessary, the number of entities [or movements] required to explain [or do] anything."
When a basketball player is coaching basketball two grandiose things happen for you, your basketball team, and your basketball coach. You and your team learn how to play better basketball and become empathetic with your coaches. You also become more aware of the basketball positions that you normally do not play. When you're more aware of the other basketball positions you become a better basketball team player. Now, because you are videoing your basketball practice; your basketball skills, your teammates' basketball skills, and your teams' basketball skills are growing rapidly, and simultaneously you're becoming easier to coach. One feeds upon the other in perpetual motion; a positive feedback loop.
Is it good to practice basketball by yourself? There are literally thousands of solitary basketball practice drills a player can adopt. I propose you explore many basketball practice systems at your local library. In one afternoon, pulling books from the basketball section, a player, or coach, can find solitary basketball practice systems to rapidly improve any basketball skill, from any level to any level. See the list of books below to help you get started.
Most basketball players spend most of their solitary practice time shooting. Unfortunately most basketball players spend most of their solitary practice time drilling in incorrect shooting behaviors and creating bad shooting habits. There is a way around this ever growing problem, learn to shoot properly from the book, Basketball - It's All About The Shot. Then watch the video of your solitary shooting practices to reinforce your new good shooting habits. Once you have developed your good shooting habits you can spend more time improving your other basketball skills.
Look, basketball is an easy game. On offense a player looks to score, or advance the basketball to a scoring position by passing or dribbling, or placing one's self or one's teammate into an optimal position to score or to receive a pass to score. On defense, as individual players and as a team, stopping the offense from scoring or advancing the basketball to an optimal scoring position, the exact opposite of offense, is the objective. So study yourself and your team using video and introspective study. Find all the weakest areas, whether that be basketball skill levels or your basketball IQ, then find a book, a video, a basketball camp, or a routine that increases your skill level and your basketball IQ. Contact me, 'Your Personal Basketball Shooting Coach,' if you're unable to locate the information you need on your own, I'll do what ever research is necessary and spoon feed you the information. Then, as Nike says, "Just Do It!"
Learn to take responsibility for your actions and your education. Others can guide you, but only you can be you. Basketball players are made, basketball players are not born; great basket ball players are self made, not only by working on their skills level but by studying the basketball game (basketball IQ), learning the game, and remembering 'Occam's Razor'.
Only Perfect Basketball Practice - Makes Perfect