10 Tryout Tips to Make Your School Basketball Team

Lessons in Youth Basketball

Trying out for your school team this year?

Have you been cut before or are pretty nervous about trying out?

How do I make the team?

This is a question asked by thousands of kids each year…

Basketball tryouts can be very challenging and exciting. Your goal is to showcase your basketball skills to prove that you deserve a spot on the team.  With so much little time to show what you’ve got, most players typically put all of their effort in to scoring.

However, this is not the only determining factor that coaches look at when deciding on who can help their team win.

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5 TIPS FOR A BETTER OFF-SEASON APPROACH

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Off-season in basketball is a period of downtime for basketball players. Some players use this time to rest from a very rigorous season, while some use this time to recover from an injury sustained during a game. Most players, however, use this time to improve their basketball fundamentals and skills.

 

Off-season is the best time to get ahead of the game. Some players dedicate themselves to comprehensive training in order to be ready for the upcoming season and improve their skills.

 

There are several ways a player can train and showcase an improvement in their skills and techniques when preparing for the next season.

 

Your off-season basketball workout may include training in terms of speed, agility, strength, focus and accuracy. These things are outside of what you may need from a basketball fundamentals standpoint, but are still very important to improving your game.

 

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY KIDS SHOULD WEAR A MOUTH GUARD

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What is a Mouthguard?

A Mouthguard is a dental appliance that acts like a cushion made of high-grade dental plastic material that protects the teeth, mouth and jaw. A protective mouthguard should be comfortable, resilient, tear-resistant, durable and easy to clean.  

It should not restrict speech or breathing and should fit properly.  In basketball, communication plays an important role to effectively exhibit teamwork and win games.  

Players communicate when they need to pass the ball, assist a co-player, yell when he or she is open, or thank a team mate for a good play.  Hence, a mouthguard should be a perfect fit for it not to be a hindrance for good team play and communication.

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BASIC TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR BALL-HANDLING

Back to the Basics

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Ever dreamed of being a collegiate or professional basketball player?

If so, this is a dream you share with many other young boys and girls who work and train hard at summer camps and clinics to improve their basketball skills.

Basketball, much like any other skill, takes a lot of dedication, time and practice.  

I had to learn this at a very young age before eventually playing DI basketball at Davidson College.

If you want to become a great basketball player, you have to start honing basic basketball skills and fundamentals, in this case, dribbling and ball handling, which are used interchangeably despite being two different skills, are two of the most important basketball skills you need to become a good basketball player.

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5 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF A BASKETBALL CAMP

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Thinking of going to a basketball camp this summer?

Well, you have come to the right place. This article will provide you with the insights on how your state of mind can impact your basketball camp experience and how you can achieve better results by listening to your coaches and giving your best effort.

Get the best out of your basketball camp experience by following these 5 simple tips.

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