So you’re not the biggest kid on the basketball court. You’re probably not even the second biggest. Chances are, you play because your friends made you. Unfortunately, your laissez-faire style of defense ain’t doin’ much at keeping the other team out of the paint. Furthermore, you’re giving up opportunities to get rebounds when you let ‘big guys’ work at the boards. While it may seem obvious, a huge part of playing good defense is rebounding. If you want to succeed at rebounding, you need to hustle! So here are some tips on how to rebound even if you’re just a little guy (or a little girl).
In modern basketball there is an overwhelming tendency for young players to adopt a superstar mindset. However, these aspirations of stardom can be costly to team performance. Oftentimes, skilled players will try to do too much physically, neglecting tactical elements of their game. While it is impressive to watch superstars carry their team, basketball is a team sport. For that reason, it is essential that players learn how to pass the basketball.
You may have a deep love for the game and great potential as well, nevertheless, the equipment you use will play an important role in your abilities as a ball player. The shoes you wear on the court say a lot about your commitment to the sport. Imagine how much your game can be improved with fluid movement of the feet.