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Perfect for either the beginning basketball player or an experienced all-star, the Goalrilla G Trainer can help elevate your basketball game to a brand new level. Manufactured from reinforced and welded steel, the G Trainer uses a specially designed spring netting to return the basketball to you. The Goalrilla G Trainer is the ideal training tool for a busy high school coach or a student looking to kill some free time. Not needing another player, the G Trainer can be set up on any basketball court and allows a player to practice and perfect their game without a second person.… Read more »

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In this video, basketball players are going to have set basketball goals of improving on their chest pass skills. By placing the Goalrilla G Trainer below the basketball goal, and standing at the free throw line (up to the 3 point line), players are going to use two basketballs, and are going to work on speed passing, chest passing, strength, and coordination. With a continual flow, fast pace, and non stop movement, not only does this provide a great cardio workout while using the G Trainer, it is also going to allow players to work on perfecting the chest pass,… Read more »

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As a coach or an individual athlete, the Goalrilla Basketball Goals are going to help you do basketball drills, whether working out in a team session, or in an individual setting. When using the Goalrilla G Trainer, players are going to be able to cut back on the time they are working on drills, and are going to be able to perform more drills properly, since they do not have to worry about any distractions when they are practicing. In this training video using Goalrilla Basketball Goals, the player will have the G Trainer set up under one basket, and… Read more »

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When practicing full court transitions, the Goalrilla G Trainer and video series will give players a full range of movements and motions to go through. In the video, players are going to work going up court from one baseline to the other, using the Goalrilla G Trainer to help them work on several basketball skills. From the three point jump shot to the 12 to 15 foot mid range jumper, players are getting a full workout. In the training video, using the Goalrilla G Trainer, basketball players will learn how to: – Dribble and cross dribble, using the full court… Read more »

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You know the score. Broad-shouldered, stoutly built guys are expected to play football. Tall, lanky guys are expected to play basketball.  If your body happens to stretch past six feet, you are likely being stocked by family members and school coaches. If you’re the athlete who doesn’t have long legs- say you aren’t even close to being six feet tall- don’t think you aren’t allowed on the basketball court. History shows us here at the Basketball Goal Store that you don’t necessarily have to be the athlete who towers over everyone, you have to be the athlete with amazing skill… Read more »

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Great moments come from great games of basketball on your home Goalrilla Goal basketball court, a school gym or a professional arena. Cheers in the crowd get the athletes pumped up for their best game, positive feedback from the coaches offers lasting learning opportunities and increased confidence. Leaving a game- win or lose- knowing you tried your best, is one of those feelings that makes for a great moment. Knowing the excitement of sports fans and the needs of the community, one young man, BJ Viau, of Minnesota, decided nine years ago to mix the two for an awesome cause.… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a few boats with shoelaces attached, you can find them on lots of basketball courts. In fact, if you’re trying to find Will Perdue, Bulls Center champ in 1991, 1992 and 1993, you might actually see his feet before you see the rest of his body. This is true stuff, basketball fans, Pervin wears a tennis shoe size of 21 AAAAA. If you’re amazed by that and trying to envision how in the world he can sit comfortably between a couch and a coffee table, think about Shaquille O’Neal, who happens to have the biggest feet… Read more »

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Some people might think that a professional basketball player’s life in the limelight ends the moment he blows his knee out one too many times, or maybe when he’s too old to compete anymore with younger guys on the court. At the Basketball Goal Store, we know there are stories to share about these athletes: Those who think a retired basketball player might just be all washed up and ready to live life as a yawn don’t know the story of one of the NBA’s favorites, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Born April 16, 1947 in Manhattan as an only child, Abdul-Jabbar entered… Read more »

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Anything you do in life can result in an accidental injury. Walk through the house while texting, for example, and you can flip over the coffee table and break your collar bone. Athletes know better than anyone how injury can affect not only each game, but the championship game and the shot at a scholarship. It’s always important to take care of your body, but here at the Basketball Goal Store, we believe it’s got to be a priority when you play basketball. Being aware of safety even during pick-up games or just practicing free throws under a Goalrilla Goal… Read more »

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Here it is 2012 and although women have climbed higher on the rungs of that ladder of opportunity, females in the workplace continue to earn 70 cents to every male’s dollar. Unfortunately, that fact is a huge social bruise when we examine gender differences on the basketball court.  Marian Jones, a well-known athlete who lost all five gold medals in 2000 when she admitted to using steroids, is now a rookie, playing guard for Tulsa Shock in Oklahoma. Her salary? $35,000. Veteran WNBA member, Lisa Leslie, began when the league was launched 13 years ago. She gained a fast reputation… Read more »

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Most parents can smile to themselves and immediately recall the year their child’s ears and front teeth outgrew his sweet little freckled face. That was also the year the boy’s hands got too big- in fact, those hands were oven mitts. And his legs were suddenly long and gangly like a colt’s. That little boy who was showing such love for sports, such natural ability and a strong competitive spirit is suddenly bonking into the door frames and tripping over the coffee table. Every move he makes is always awkward and clumsy. He is a baby giraffe with a ball… Read more »

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Maybe the general public thinks that NBA players get their wallets out for charity because they are working on their image and hoping for a chunk of a tax write-off. That assumption could not be more wrong about David Maurice Robinson, retired Center for the San Antonio Spurs. Born in Key West, Florida, Robinson was the son of a Navy man. So the family moved frequently. By the time he was in middle school, Robinson was edging toward six feet. Surprisingly, he tried but quit the game of basketball and didn’t pick it up again until after high school, when… Read more »

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Much to our chagrin, some of our favorite athletic activities of youth- such as track and field or a lively game of football or a rowdy round of racquetball- may sometimes have to be retired once we reach certain life phases. Like it or not, no matter how health conscious we might be, aging eventually brings on some physical challenges. After 50, lots of adults begin to cope with body changes such as osteoporosis and arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. Certainly, we have to pay attention to diet and weight control and not over-exerting ourselves. We are well aware… Read more »

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Female basketball players have a long list of talented women to thank for the opportunity to not only play the game, but to play it without swishing around in a floor-length dress or a cumbersome petticoat. Women started playing basketball in 1892, but their opportunity to actually embrace the game as an Olympic sport didn’t occur until the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Can you imagine how frustrating that must have been? Wanting so badly to play- yet being excluded because of your gender? Not any more. The number of girls spending hours on their home Goalrilla Basketball Goal courts is growing… Read more »

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Participating in any fast-paced, high contact sport can result in physical injury. So it’s no surprise really, that nearly two million basketball-related injuries occur each year. The most prevalent injuries include ankle sprains, facial cuts and bruises, stress fractures to the foot and lower leg, knee injuries and jammed fingers. We want you to always enjoy your time under and around the hoop and all the times you dribble and dodge your way across the court and back. But at the same time, we are interested in Goalrilla Basketball Goal fans’ safety. So here are a few tips for how… Read more »

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As we all know, music plays a huge role in setting a particular mood, whether it’s the gushy stuff played on prom night, some heavy metal blasting in the gym while you lift weights or the pump-you-up tunes to get your adrenalin going on the basketball court. Through the many years of basketball being one of America’s most loved sports, specific tunes, whether they were purposefully written or not for the game, somehow got adopted by basketball enthusiasts. Here’s our Basketball Goal Store top 10 basketball songs: Whoomp! There it is! Performed in 1993 by Tag Team, this tune wasn’t… Read more »

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Once upon a time, smack-dab in the middle of the Victorian Era, a female physical education teacher named Senda Berenson introduced the game of basketball to a group of students at Smith College for girls in Northampton. This new game was invented a year earlier (1891) by James Naismith, a Canadian-American physical education teacher and coach. Teaching the 13 official rules of basketball didn’t seem necessary. Although the newly created game of basketball was gaining fast popularity among men, it was only of interest on the women’s campus as a winter exercise option. An unladylike game involving a basketball and… Read more »

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Athletes are not only devoted to their sports. They realize that a conditioning regiment is crucial. Sports is part of our weekly routine, we work it around our individual responsibilities and we understand that carving out a schedule for practice time is part of life. So it goes without saying that a healthy diet is also a must. But when we consider what an athlete should grab to drink when he needs hydration, we find some reason for confusion as well as alarm. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, when most athletes exercise longer than 45 minutes, they… Read more »

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There are just so many ways for beginners to progress in basketball – so many skills to learn! The Spot-Up Shooting Drill is one that can address a few areas: shot prep position shooting – handling endurance strength development of non-dominate side The beginner level is a bit different than the advanced level of the drill, concentrating mostly on the shot prep position and making it through five shots at the five different positions – each corner, each wing and the free-throw line. All shots are taken at the mid-range level and if you are lucky enough to have a… Read more »

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Well, the lockout continues and there is talk of a major contraction in the number of teams that will survive until the end. Sad. It makes me think that the fans have the opportunity to take back the game. To their driveways, in their living rooms and in gyms across the nation. Let those who have made it a business remain mired in thigh-high stagnancy – the rest of us – let’s make it a game again! Here at the Basketball Goal Store we know how much fun families can have playing basketball. The Goalrilla Goal is perfect for families… Read more »

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