Tag: Position

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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In the heat of a basketball game, low post moves can account for baskets and scores that mean the difference between winning – and losing. Being ready if an opportunity arises takes a good “basketball sense” but also by having prepared for the eventuality that you know will come. The Low Post Moves Drill is a great way to prepare and to learn new moves on your Goalrilla Goal Basketball home court. If you have someone who can toss the ball to you, that’s great. If not, a wall can serve that purpose so this is one drill you can… Read more »

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In so many sports, including basketball, the ability to change direction and really drive earmarks a great player. You hear comments like, “He was all over me – no matter where I turned, he was there!” You like to be the “he” in that statement. Getting between your opponent and his teammates or the basketball goal means you interfere with the team’s ability to score – and maybe even put you or someone on your team in a position to reverse position of the ball – results are frenzied screams from the bleachers … and maybe even wins on the record books.… Read more »

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All most kids want to do is get out and take some shots at the basketball goal – make some hoops, run and beat their friends in a friendly game. But here come the adults with their ideas about “warming up” and stretching before engaging in any sports activity. Adults sigh, kids groan. They just want to play – and – in the end is that ok? Here at the Basketball Goal Store, we make available the best in in-ground basketball goals – the Goalrilla Basketball Goals – we don’t advise on the physiology of the game. But I can’t resist… Read more »

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School is getting back into session and after sitting and thinking hard all day long, it’s time for the kids to get out and move! Having a backyard basketball court with a Goalrilla Basketball Goal System makes it easy to let them re-energize. The Basketball Goal Store is the largest online retailer of the premium in-ground Goalrilla Basketball Goals and has all the information and assistance needed to create a basketball court at your home for your family. Drills are a great way to focus attention on one skill and routine that allows the player to really concentrate – it’s sort of like an athletic meditation… Read more »

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Believe it or not, the word dribble was first used in 1589 – yes, more than 400 years ago. Granted, it was probably used to talk about a trickle of water of some person (or some thing) drooling. But without a doubt, when you say dribble or dribbling these days, most people think of basketball – and well they should! In basketball, dribbling is one of the two ways to move the ball around the court. (The other one, passing, is a whole other topic.) The Merriam Webster dictionary provides one definition: to propel by successive slight taps or bounces with… Read more »

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There are lots of flashy moves with a basketball – you’ve seen them through the years. The driving speed dribble and on-the-move dribbling of some of the greatest players ever to grace the court are amazing to watch – but it all begins with the fundamentals of ball handling. No one will ever be great – or even adequate – on the boards without a firm mastery of how to dominate the ball in the face of defenders. I never get tired of saying it: practice, practice, practice! (Although I’m sure they’re probably tired of hearing it here at the Basketball Goal… Read more »

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Shooting the basketball (and more importantly, scoring!) requires consistency. It’s true for all types of basketball shots, and especially true for free throw shooting. Putting the fundamentals in motion time after time will boost your scoring and make you a player to watch. The Basketball Goal Store wants you to be the best player you can be. That’s why we created this blog, so you can find – and use to your advantage – these and other tips that can help you become a prime time player. Subscribe to this blog to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Then,… Read more »

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Shooting baskets and scoring points is a thrill – we all know that! But a winning record requires a good defense, too. And a good defense begins with the most important aspect of playing defense – a proper defensive stance. That being said, a good fundamental defensive stance position does not take into account a player’s position on the floor, ball position on the floor or one-on-one defensive movement required by the player. That takes engaging the brain and knowledge of the game and – you’ve heard it before: P-R-A-C-T-I-C-E!!! Practicing is easy when you have a Goalrilla Basketball Goal… Read more »

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In the heat of a game the adrenalin and concentration is intense – so are the nerves – especially when it comes to shooting and making baskets and points! Many great players have said that there are times when the body just knows what to do and does it. But to get to that point, well, you know the p-word – practice. You do the One Minute Mid-Range Shooting Challenge with the intensity of game play, so the pressure is there – it’s just that the consequences aren’t as dire – except to your own standards (which may be just… Read more »

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If you’ve been following our series on Fundamentals of Shooting (Perimeter) you’ve read the instructions and watched the video. There are a few extra little tidbits to add that might help you understand why these three phases, and mastering the fundamentals are important in developing that “shooter’s touch.” As I said before, everyone here at the Basketball Goal Store knows equipment is important which is why we offer the best (and, I might add, the original) premium, in-ground Goalrilla Goal Basketball system. We also know mastering the basic techniques and mechanics of the game are important too, which is why… Read more »

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