Teaching fundamentals is critical in maintaining consistently in an athletes game. It is the foundation for establishing good habits and a bright future.
There's a good reason great teams in all levels of the game spend the majority of their practices on fundamentals.
The complaint I hear over and over again from the parents in the stands is their frustration of lack of fundamentals. We see it day in and day in any gym. Poor shooting form, losing the dribble, out of position rebounding, terrible looking layups, you name it.
Coaches within high school systems have so much stuff to cram into their minimal amount of practice time that, sorry to say, fundamentals get left behind. This is where HOOPZONE Basketball comes in!
At HOOPZONE Basketball camps we strive to teach and FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS. Young athletes when they come to camp would prefer to run and gun scrimmage rather than developing their skills. Not at HOOPZONE! Teaching campers to execute the skills correctly first (slowly, doing it right), then execute them at game speed (do it quickly) is what we do. t.
Let’s look at shooting, by working on the fundamentals of shooting, you will get better no matter what team you play for. The fundamentals of shooting include proper foot alignment, leg bend, hand position, arm angle, follow through, and so on. Those are some of the little things that make a difference. Learn them!
The same goes for lays ups, finishing moves, foot work, post play, passing, jump stops, pivoting, blocking out, and so on.
So what are the fundamentals?
The fundamentals include working on the little things that will make you better no matter what team or coach you play for or what offense or defense you are running.
For example, by working on the fundamentals of shooting, you will get better no matter what offense your team runs. The fundamentals of shooting include proper foot alignment, leg bend, hand position, arm angle, follow through, and so on. These are some of the little things that make a difference. a
||Here is what we suggest you focus on:
- Jump shooting
- Foul shooting
- Lay ups
- Passing Dribbling and ball handling
- Triple threat position and pivoting
- Basic screening and cutting
- Defensive positioning
- Basic post moves
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