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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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The Goalrilla G Trainer is an excellent tool to assist in the practice of the basketball outlet and finish drill. The drill is used to simulate a steal and a fast break, or an outlet pass under the basketball goal. By placing the G Trainer near half-court and setting it at a steep angle, the practice player can use the Goalrilla G Trainer’s awesome flexibility to execute this drill. Using an overhand soccer-style pass, the player must bounce the basketball off of the Goalrilla G Trainer and run towards the hoop as the rebounded ball heads towards the basketball goal.… Read more »

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During any practice session, free throws are an integral part of practice. By using Goarilla Basketball Goals and the Goalrilla G Trainer to practice free throws, it enhances the amount and quality of the shots you can take. It also allows you to take more shots in a set period of time. The video set shows that players can increase the number of free throws taken by 38% when using the G Trainer, as opposed to having to get their own rebounds during practice. This is not only going to cut the time it takes for each player to get… Read more »

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Goalrilla is among the world’s leading organizations that make equipment like basketball hoops and goals. The company is among the industry leaders because they know how to build systems that will hold firm under any rigorous play. The Goalrilla basketball goal systems are highly adjustable systems that let users change them according to their desired play style. The basketball goals also offer safety and impressive build quality. This is due to the thickness of the materials used, along with the features included and the sizes of the goals. All the goals that Goalrilla makes conform to the standards set by… 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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Oh yeah, we might whine about it. We might bite our fingernails or hyperventilate or accidentally spill the popcorn as we either cover our eyes to avoid disappointment or jump from the bench to celebrate. We go on and on about how nerve wracking it is, but we all know the truth- diehard basketball fans live for a close game. Our hearts nearly beat out of our chests when we are lucky enough to be part of the crowd, in a suspense-filled auditorium, where the loud speaker squawks about the game going into overtime. That’s right- it can be only… 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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Even people who aren’t exactly crazy about basketball (are there really people in the world who don’t love the game?) are crazy about the funny team companions. They dance. They shoot hoops. They interact with the crowd, make fans laugh and ham it up for photographers. And no, we are not talking about the referees! We’re talking about a basketball team’s beloved mascot. We can trace the word to hundreds of years ago when it was used as French slang to describe a lucky charm for a gambler. When George Preston Marshall took on the Boston Braves franchise in 1932,… 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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There’s nothing better than a highly competitive basketball game, especially when you’re surrounded by great friends and you have a great view of the court- because you happened to score some great seats. There’s an awesome energy created by the loyal fans. Everything works together- the cheering and buzzers, sudden scores out of nowhere and last-minute wins. It’s all a magical mix of incredible athletic skill that makes for some very exciting entertainment – and we’re all grateful it’s back for 2012! But have you ever wondered why the game of basketball can be such a profitable game for those… 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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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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Not everyone makes the team – there are only so many positions on the court. But putting forth the best skills and effort at try-outs is one of the reasons parents call the Basketball Goal Store. If your child is nursing a bruised ego because he didn’t make the team and he’ll be on the outside looking in, here’s something that will lift everyone’s spirits. This is a true story, too, by the way… which makes the message have even more meaning. Did you know that the famously talented Michael “Air” Jordan tried out as a high school sophomore for… 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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For so many years, basketball has been as American as some baseball games and apple pie- only much more lively. People tend to get highly excited about the game and some of the reasons why are all related to the pace- which is fast. And the fact that anything can change the entire outcome- even at the very last minute. It’s no surprise that basketball was taken out of the school gymnasiums and the field houses and plastered all over the big screen. Stories of the hardworking players who “made it” are priceless. Everybody loves to hear about the boy… 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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