Basketball looks like a lot of fun. When we see NBA All-Stars like Jrue Holiday dominate on the court and lead their teams to victory, we see the sport in its full glory, and if you’re anything like us, it inspires you to want to try it out yourself. Whatever the reason you may want to know how to start basketball training, we’ve got a few tips to help you get started.
Last week, we wrote about the importance of keeping focused during every game and practice, but it’s important to not lose sight of how much fun basketball can be as well. So we wanted to share with you some basketball warm up drills that can not only help improve your game, but also be fun to go through!
Basketball is a physical game and a mental game. It demands all of you; if you’re not present for every second, it could cost you big. The mental side of basketball game is too often overlooked by players who think their physical skill and ability is enough. But it’s not – and focus in basketball can be the difference between cutting the mesh down at the end of the season or heading home.
The mountains are calling! Whether you’ve been shredding the gnar for years or you’re a bunny hill newbie, here are some quick and easy drills you can take with you the next time you hit the slopes to improve your skills and enjoy the ride.
Attentional focus in any sport, and especially in soccer, is constantly challenged by a chaotic arena and a small army of determined players all aimed at the same small ball. It’s a constant battle of strategic defensive positioning and striking when a chance finally presents itself. Attentional focus in sport and soccer is much easier said than done.
Skiing is a fun sport, one that is challenging, very good for you, and looks pretty amazing from the outside in — untouched slopes, crisp fresh air, après skiing by the fireplace with friends, I mean, really — what’s not to adore? If you need to know how to prepare for a skiing trip, especially for your first, read on!
The next game starts in five minutes. Adrenaline is coursing through your veins, and you can’t tell the difference anymore between fear and excitement — you know that feeling. But there’s a fine line between excitement for the game, and anxiety before athletic competition. When you can’t shake the nerves, and the pressure is dauntingly present, what can you do?