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The game of Basketball is a team sport. All the players in the team are really important, but the most important player at any moment, is the player with the ball. Handling and Dribbling the ball is one of the fundamental skills an elite player must develop to play at any competitive level. With good coaching, and willingness to practice with consistency, dribbling the basketball will become easier and a fun fundamental skill to use everyday on the court. [click to continue…]

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Always Stretch before and after exercising.

Stretching is a very important part of training, yet many athletes often skip it, or confuse warming up with stretching. Warming up and stretching are different things, and the two are essential to perform better and prevent injuries during a basketball game, or any other physical activity.

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The ankle is made up of 3 main bones; the lower end of the tibia, or shinbone, and the fibula, or outer bone of the ankle, and the talus that lies between the tibia and the fibula. Holding these structures together are the ankle ligaments that connect one bone to another. Holding the shinbone to the talus bone on the inside of the ankle is a very strong tissue called the deltoid ligament. On the outside of the ankle are 2 smaller ligaments holding the fibula to the talus bone, and 1 ligament from the talus to the calcaneus. Also not to be forgotten are the muscles that surround the ankle that help propel it and allow athletes to run and jump.

The ankle is made up of 3 main bones; the lower end of the tibia, or shinbone, and the fibula, or outer bone of the ankle, and the talus that lies between the tibia and the fibula. Holding these structures together are the ankle ligaments that connect one bone to another. Holding the shinbone to the talus bone on the inside of the ankle is a very strong tissue called the deltoid ligament. On the outside of the ankle are 2 smaller ligaments holding the fibula to the talus bone, and 1 ligament from the talus to the calcaneus or heel bone. Also not to be forgotten are the muscles that surround the ankle that help propel it and allow athletes to run and jump.

Ankle injuries are some of the most common afflictions in sports. According to observations and statistical data from the American College of Sports Medicine, of the 25,000 Americans who suffer from an ankle sprain each day, half of them occur during athletic activity. And more than 40% of that figure, get injured while playing basketball. [click to continue…]

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The NBA is the elite basketball association in the world. It is exclusive to about 450 players maximum since every team has 12 to 15 players in their rosters. Every year an All-Star game is celebrated with the most talented players in the league, chosen by the fans and coaches. Similarly, All-Star games are played in other leagues around the world featuring their best and outstanding players.

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Shoulder anatomy

I dislocated my shoulder last week playing a three-on-three basketball game. The first thing that comes to my mind trying to describe this experience is pain I would not want to feel again. So with this article, I will start a series of posts about the most common sports related injuries and how to treat them, but most important, how to prevent them. I will call this: The Basketball is my Passion Injury Prevention System. You can look for this articles on the site menu under “Injury Prevention System”.

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John Wooden

The Basketball is my Passion website is inspired by the works and leadership of not only the greatest professional coaches and players the game has ever seen, but also by all those coaches and players that work hard every day in their communities to promote good sports and life values in our society.
This article shares 10 tips for coaches on their path to greatness.

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lahullsteal

This is a guest post by my friend Lamar Hull of inspirationalbasketball.com who is dedicated to provide great content for young players, parents and coaches to improve in the game of basketball. Parents and coaches around the world face a great challenge in motivating young kids to continue training basketball for many years and Lamar shows us a proven way to do that. I hope you enjoy it:

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“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

To be better at something, constant practice is necessary. And if you want to achieve greatness, you will have to forge desire, determination, mental toughness and perseverance together into your own self to be one of the Greats.

The following are great ideas to become a better and great basketball player, extracted from Alan Stein´s The Coaching Nuggets Volume 10. More great ideas and coaching tips can be found at Alan´s website: StrongerTeam.com

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Never give up.

Never give up Basketball

We all have a natural tendency to compete and the desire to be victorious after any game or challenge. Nobody likes to lose, at least nobody that I know. The final purpose on the basketball court is to win the game. But it is almost inevitable not to lose a game, or two, or maybe too many. And sometimes after feeling bad of losing so much, we want to quit. It is like we also have a natural tendency to give up too soon.

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I am a Winner

Dream Team 1992

A winning attitude gives you the advantage in everything you do in life. It is half the victory accomplished even before the start of the game. If you prepare to win and want to win, you will simply succeed.

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