5 Tips for a Better Off-Season Basketball 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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NEWS: BRENDAN WINTERS TO DIRECT USA BASKETBALL YOUTH CHARLOTTE REGIONAL CAMP

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We are extremely excited to announce that USA Basketball Youth will be running a boys Regional Camp on August 12-13 at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC, and Pro Skills Basketball (PSB) Co-Founder and PSB Charlotte Director, Brendan Winters, has been selected to be the camp director!

Of the opportunity, Coach Brendan Winters said, “I’m extremely excited to be directing this basketball camp! USA Basketball is one of the premiere basketball organizations in the world, so to have the opportunity to run one of their regional basketball camps for young basketball players is really special. I can’t wait to get out on the court and start working with the kids!”

This USA Basketball Charlotte Boys Regional Camp is open to boys of all ability levels, ages 7-14 at the time of the event, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Basketball Camp Charlotte NCSome of the great camp features include:

  • Skill stations & activities
  • Advanced level instruction
  • Game play competition
  • Each player receives a USA Basketball jersey

The rough camp schedule will be:

  • Saturday, August 12:
    • 8:00am – 9:00am – Camp check in and jersey distribution
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning camp sessions
    • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Afternoon camp sessions
  • Sunday, August 13:
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm – Morning camp sessions
    • 1:00pm – 3:30pm – Afternoon camp sessions

*All times are approximate, actual schedule may vary

The cost to attend this Charlotte Boys Regional Camp is $185. This price includes all on-court sessions, general athlete insurance and a USA Basketball jersey. Please note, no walk ups will be accepted, so make sure to sign up ASAP!

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Can’t make this camp? Or is it already sold out? Don’t worry! Pro Skills Basketball has some options for you … Check out our PSB youth basketball camps here!

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