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Discover the best basketball drills to improve your game. From ball-handling to shooting, and more, pick up new techniques - even inside your home.

Finishing Drills to Become an Elite Finisher

Finishing Drills to Become an Elite Finisher

January 17, 2023

Today we’re going to take a look at some highly effective finishing drills off the drive so you can learn how to become an elite finisher in games! In short, we’ll reveal the secrets to stop missing layups. Plus, we’ll share a few tips to improve your finishing that can be applied to any drill.

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How To Do the Speed Stop in Basketball

How To Do the Speed Stop in Basketball

January 14, 2023

This move is an ankle breaker! It’s often used off a drive or when bringing the ball up the court, to create separation from your defender when they’re stuck to you like glue. So today we’ll take a look at how to do the speed stop in basketball. We’ll share some examples of NBA and

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How To Do An Effective Crossover

How To Do An Effective Crossover

January 10, 2023

It’s time to put your defender on skates, just like Kevin Durant did to Daniel Gafford! Today we’re going to share a simple move that’s highly effective: the crossover. It’s been used to great impact by greats from Michael Jordan to Allen Iverson. So we’ll show you how to do a crossover, provide some pro

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How Do You Pump Fake In Basketball?

How Do You Pump Fake In Basketball?

January 8, 2023

How do you pump fake in basketball? Find out! Today we’ll explain what a pump fake is, why to do it, and how to do it. We’ll also share some really effective pump fake practicing drills. Plus, we’ll show you an example of a pump fake in action with a few NBA pros. Let’s get

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Creative Ways to Train Your Weak Hand in Basketball

Creative Ways to Train Your Weak Hand in Basketball

January 2, 2023

Having a strong weak hand is critical. Being able to dribble, pass, and shoot with both hands makes you a more versatile and difficult player to defend. Improving your weak hand skills can also help you become a more confident and consistent player overall. In short, your goal as a player should be to make

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Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Improving Shot Arc

Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Improving Shot Arc

January 1, 2023

Today we’re going to work on doing your best Steph Curry impression by learning how to shoot with a high arc. This skill is particularly useful for shorter players, as it’ll help you get more shots off over defenders. However, it’s good for everyone to learn because shots with more arc go in more often

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Creative Basketball Shooting Drills for Building Confidence

Creative Basketball Shooting Drills for Building Confidence

December 30, 2022

The greatest scorers of all-time have a short memory. They believe their next shot is the best possible shot on the court and is going in even if the previous 10 have missed the mark. As an example, Gotham Chopra, the director of the documentary “Kobe Bryant’s Muse”, once told a story about being with

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Effective Basketball Shooting Drills for a Quick Release

Effective Basketball Shooting Drills for a Quick Release

December 27, 2022

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson set the record for the most threes scored in a single half: 52 points on January 23, 2015. Seattle Storm shooting guard Jewell Loyd set the record for most points scored in a WNBA Finals game: 38 points on October 4, 2018. Part of both players’ key to

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Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Increasing Range

Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Increasing Range

December 26, 2022

Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry has won six NBA championships with the squad, and is widely considered one of the best shooters in the history of the game. He’s broken the records for most threes scored in a single season, in a single game, in a career (over 2,800), and more. His wild

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5 Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Beginners

5 Fun Basketball Shooting Drills for Beginners

December 10, 2022

Being able to shoot well is the most important skill in basketball. When you can knock down any shot, it empowers you not only to contribute meaningfully to your team’s scoring efforts, but also to help create space for your teammates because you’re always a threat, stretching the floor, giving your team an advantage. The

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5 Ways to Get More Playing Time in Basketball

5 Ways to Get More Playing Time in Basketball

December 1, 2022

One of the most common questions basketball players find themselves asking is: “Why don’t I get more playing time?” First, know that you’re not alone if you’re experiencing that right now. If you’ve seen Netflix’s Last Chance U basketball documentary that follows junior college athletes as they hit the hardwood in East Los Angeles, trying

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How to Do The Pro Hop Move: Finishing Powerfully

How to Do The Pro Hop Move: Finishing Powerfully

April 7, 2022

Sick of getting charges called on you at the basket or need to do a better job protecting the ball in traffic? The pro hop is a great move you can use to effectively finish around the basket. And it’s a creative way for shorter players to be more explosive by the rim. So today

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5 Basketball Pivot Drills to Create Space

5 Basketball Pivot Drills to Create Space

March 23, 2022

One of the skills that sets elite hoopers apart is their superior footwork. So today we’re going to reveal some basketball pivot drills to improve your game. The goal of a pivot in basketball is to create space by clearing your defender. It’s a simple move but it’s low key lethal when properly used. “We

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The Hesi Move in Basketball

The Hesi Move in Basketball

March 2, 2022

The hesi move in basketball is one of the most simple but unstoppable moves in the game. The idea is to be unpredictable by using a change of pace – a pause – in order to freeze your defender, giving you time to make your next read. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?

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Improve Your Basketball IQ

Improve Your Basketball IQ

March 1, 2022

You don’t necessarily have to be the fastest or the tallest player on the court to be dominant during the game of basketball. Having a high basketball IQ can bring you just as many wins. So today we’ll dig into a few ways to improve your basketball IQ for better results with examples from WNBA

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Unlock The Push Cross Move in Basketball

Unlock The Push Cross Move in Basketball

February 27, 2022

The push cross move in basketball is a useful way to get by defenders while maintaining high speed. It’s relatively simple to learn. Especially if you’re already familiar with crossovers. So today we’ll explain what it is, why it’s helpful, and provide a few specific game situations to use it in. We’ll also share some

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Journaling for Basketball Drives Progress

Journaling for Basketball Drives Progress

February 26, 2022

What if we told you something that takes less than five minutes a day could improve your basketball performance? Journaling for basketball can actually lead to more wins on court. Writing things down in a basketball journal will help you see your progress and build on your success; follow through on building new habits; and

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Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

Why Music Helps for Basketball Training

February 25, 2022

Point guard Natasha Cloud raps Dreams and Nightmares like her life depends on it before every single Athletes Unlimited Basketball game. She’s unlocked a simple secret to improving her performance: Music helps for basketball training! Being “in tune” while you are practicing or playing basketball can elevate your performance. Listening to great music is one

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Positive Self-Talk in Basketball

Positive Self-Talk in Basketball

February 25, 2022

Did you know how you talk to yourself can make a big difference on how you feel and perform? Practicing positive self-talk in basketball will help improve your confidence and your performance. It’s not always easy to keep your self-talk positive and many pro athletes have struggled with overcoming their own negative self-talk. Los Angeles

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How to Build Confidence in Basketball

How to Build Confidence in Basketball

February 22, 2022

Sports psychology studies and anecdotal reports from winning athletes confirm that confidence in basketball is crucial for success on the court. Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young credits his self-confidence for his success in the league. “You work extremely hard, and that’s what builds confidence. For me, that’s all it is.” he said. So today,

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Visualization For Basketball: The Key To Success

Visualization For Basketball: The Key To Success

February 22, 2022

“For me, mental stress is everything.” said Phoenix Suns’ 12-time NBA All-Star guard and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Chris Paul. One way to deal with mental stress is visualization and mental imagery. Visualization for basketball is the process of using all your senses to help with learning and developing new hooper skills and strategies, as

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Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

Basketball Leadership Tips from the Pros

February 15, 2022

Basketball leadership is a game changer. Leaders make a positive difference by helping those around them develop from good to even better. And every member of a team, not just the captains, can and should be a leader. Everybody should look for opportunities for leadership in their own ways, and consider how they can make

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How to Sleep Before a Big Basketball Game

How to Sleep Before a Big Basketball Game

February 6, 2022

What if you could improve your game with something that’s free, comfortable, and requires no sweating!? NBA Champion and Los Angeles Lakers guard LeBron James already knows this one simple secret: “Sleep is the most important thing when it comes to recovery.” he said. So today, we’ll explore the impacts of sleep for basketball. As

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The Triple Threat in Basketball

The Triple Threat in Basketball

February 5, 2022

Success on offense can start with your stance. The triple threat position is an offensive basketball stance that equips a player to be dangerous. In this position a player can quickly spring into action three ways: dribble the ball, pass the ball, or shoot the ball. The best way to catch the basketball is with:

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25 Best Basketball Shooting Drills

25 Best Basketball Shooting Drills

December 15, 2021

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is now the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, surpassing Ray Allen. But did you know that one summer Steph Curry changed his shot from a lower-release “catapult shot” to shooting over his head? After his freshmen season in high school, it took him a whole frustrating summer and thousands of shots to get

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Best Basketball Apps for Training & Stats

Best Basketball Apps for Training & Stats

August 21, 2021

Ready to improve your workouts, track your progress, and get custom drills for ball handling, footwork, defense, and shooting? Today we’ve rounded up some of the best basketball apps for training and stat tracking. Explore our selection of free basketball training apps, dribbling apps, basketball game apps, and stats apps. For each app we provide

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Women’s Hoop Groups Directory: 25+ Ways to Play

Women’s Hoop Groups Directory: 25+ Ways to Play

June 2, 2021

Today we’re going to help you discover fun women’s hoop groups and women’s pickup basketball leagues by state for young adult females. From Renee’s Runs in ATL to Hoop York City in NYC, find a place and a squad to ball out and improve your game while having fun. Many of the runs are weekly

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Basketball Trainers On Instagram Directory: Grow Your Game

Basketball Trainers On Instagram Directory: Grow Your Game

June 1, 2021

Today we’ll take a look at some basketball trainers on Instagram to help take your game to the next level. Over the last decade, basketball skills training and player development has emerged as an industry of its own, impacting all levels of the game. As The Ringer reported, “more and more NBA players are turning

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15 Best Basketball Footwork Drills for Guards

15 Best Basketball Footwork Drills for Guards

May 19, 2021

It’s time to work! Today we’re going to reveal some of the greatest basketball footwork drills for guards. Footwork is the foundation for everything in basketball. Do you want to be able to stay in front of whoever you are guarding? You have to be able to move your feet. Want to create space in

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15 Basketball Guard Drills: The Attack Workout

15 Basketball Guard Drills: The Attack Workout

November 30, 2020

Basketball guard drills can improve your game by enhancing your explosiveness, your handle, your shooting, and so much more (hello defense!). As a guard – aka the floor general – you control everything. Someone else doesn’t make a basket? That’s on you. So it’s important you do your best to control the control-ables before you

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27 Best Basketball Handling Drills At Home

27 Best Basketball Handling Drills At Home

November 8, 2020

Ready to develop a wicked handle like the WNBA’s Chennedy Carter? Improve anytime with the best basketball handling drills to do at home! Here we’ll share simple drills from NBA pro trainers, Steph Curry’s trainer, the Lakers’ Phil Handy and more, that really work. From wide ground touches to pocket dribbles and double between resets,

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