Level Up Your Layup – The Super 6 Basketball Layups

The Layup. It is a fundamental skill in the game of basketball.  Defense comes first, but you must also outscore your opponent in order to win.  And the layup is the most efficient way to do it. The Layup is a simple move.  A close-range, high-percentage shot, worth 2 points. But, trust me… If you

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The perfect pass in basketball is a myth (do this instead)

We ALL were WRONG when we first learned how to pass the basketball! What did we all learn first? How to make a PERFECT chest pass! Then, a PERFECT bounce pass. We ALL remember the checklist for both chest and bounce passes: Put your legs and chest into it! Put backspin! Shape your hands like

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21 BEST Youth Basketball Drills for BEGINNERS

If you are reading this article, you (most likely) need help… The first couple years of basketball can be tough as you’re still developing skills! And if you’re a coach, teaching kids who have NEVER played basketball before, it can be even TOUGHER! So where do you start? And how do you improve as fast

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8 Strategies To Calm Down Before Your Big Game

There are the pregame jitters. You have butterflies in your stomach. Maybe you are a jumble of nerves and you feel like you’re going to throw up.   Is this you before your basketball games? Do you play tentatively because you are afraid to make uncharacteristic mistakes? Do you lack confidence? By the time you settle

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How to Get Out of a Shooting Slump FAST — In 5 Easy Steps!

If you are reading this now, you are probably in a shooting slump. And when you think you are in a slump, you are definitely in one. Maybe you made these mistakes in your last game:  Passed up shots you would normally take (and make!) Took shots you would normally NOT make (and take!) Verbalized

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Which Basketball Should You Buy and Use?

Choosing the right basketball can be a tough decision. There are LOTS of factors that go into deciding which is right for you.  All basketballs are not the same and they don’t necessarily feel the same for players.   So which one should you be working out with??? Let me try and walk you through a

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