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Ai2death 01-10-2012 07:44 PM

Any tips to improve my game
 
I've really only be playing ball for a couple years. I'm a 5'7 spot up shooter. I'm more of an SG but often have to play PG due to my ball security and handles. After all this time I thought I'd have improved more, But It feels like I'm not getting any better. I really need to improve my awareness, court vision,lay up in traffic and my general basketball IQ.
My biggest issue is probably consistency and the fact I can't hit a 3 to save my life.
Does anyone have any tips or advice to improve any of this? Or to improve my confidence, I'm extremely hard on myself after games depending on my play.

djsmkb8 01-11-2012 12:34 AM

Re: Any tips to improve my game
 
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Originally Posted by Ai2death
I've really only be playing ball for a couple years. I'm a 5'7 spot up shooter. I'm more of an SG but often have to play PG due to my ball security and handles. After all this time I thought I'd have improved more, But It feels like I'm not getting any better. I really need to improve my awareness, court vision,lay up in traffic and my general basketball IQ.
My biggest issue is probably consistency and the fact I can't hit a 3 to save my life.
Does anyone have any tips or advice to improve any of this? Or to improve my confidence, I'm extremely hard on myself after games depending on my play.


Work on your handles. Since you're short for a basketball player(as am I, 5'8'' w/o shoes) you're most likely going to play a lot of point guard. If you have good handles, you can go anywhere on the court. Also, work on your shooting, the better a shooter you are, the more passing lanes you can create and stretch the floor.

How old are you? If you're old enough, start lifting. It will help your strength, speed, and jumping. This will help finish in traffic.

About confidence, that comes with experience. Just keep playing. Maybe less and put more time into skill work, but the more you play, the more comforable you'll become. If its a nervousness thing, just think of it like this. Do you get nervous before driving a car? If not, then you shouldn't get nervous playing a basketball game. A mistake on the court causes a turnover. A mistake while driving can cause death. Which is really more nerve wracking? I understand that's easier said then done, but its a helpful way of thinking about it.

Good luck and work hard!

Jyap9675 01-11-2012 06:13 AM

Re: Any tips to improve my game
 
Really focus on shooting, get the right mechanics down and practice every time you can. It is really important to get the right mechanics.. search on youtube on tips, and start somewhere e.g. midrange, then go 3pt. It is going to take a while since you have to get ur muscle memory used to the right shooting mechanics.

Once you can knock down shots in the game, it will really give you a lot of confidence to really develop ur game and be more of a complete player. Also what I do is after every game I think about the things that I could improve on to be a more complete player and I get the right information on how to do it correctly from mainly internet and then practice it.. i.e. floater, search up chris paul or steph curry on the right mechanics etc.

Pushxx 01-11-2012 07:38 PM

Re: Any tips to improve my game
 
As people have said, shooting, handles, and passing are the things that will keep you on the court at that height.

Take advantage of speed and court vision. Consistency is key. Make your teammates want you to have the ball.


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