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Ai2death 05-01-2012 08:35 AM

Basketball in game Habits
Not really sure how you explain it, but recently I'm finding I'm getting lazy, not running as much and just not really being aggressive on offense. Maybe a lack of confidence...
I was wondering if anyone has any tips or such to help me get back on top of my game.
I use to always run and be active to the max, what happened? Lol

01amberfirewv 05-01-2012 11:46 AM

Re: Basketball in game Habits
When I'm playing like that I try to get under the basket and challenge the most aggressive players. Playing though a lot of contact seems to get me to play more aggressive

C_lake2802 05-01-2012 12:04 PM

Re: Basketball in game Habits
Change your court up. you be surprised what different set of players and environment can do for you

Rake2204 05-01-2012 05:20 PM

Re: Basketball in game Habits

Originally Posted by C_lake2802
Change your court up. you be surprised what different set of players and environment can do for you

Great piece of advice. I'm always nervous to play at new, completely unfamiliar environments but there's no doubt it brings out my basketball survival skills: running the floor hard, rebounding, scrapping, doing all the extra things. When we play amongst regulars at comfortable locations, it's easy to fall too much into a groove, where you know what everyone else is going to bring to the table and you know exactly how much effort you must exert to succeed or get by.

If a new location isn't possible, it's going to end up being mental. A lot of times, I'll make myself think about how hard I'd be going if someone whose opinion I cared about was there to watch me (my little brothers, my girlfriend, etc.).

I also say you should challenge yourself to get to your second wind. Run hard and when it feels like you can no longer exert maximum energy, keep running anyway. It sounds so simple, but clearly it all comes down to will power and brain power. You seem to know when you should be running so . . . you must instill that ability to push yourself once again to run at those times. Test yourself frequently. When a teammate steals the ball and finds themselves streaking for an open layup, make yourself sprint and trail the play, just in case. Those little bits of effort go a long way toward re-establishing energy and effort.

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