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    Anyone else play basketbal?? Ii could do with a couple of tips

    ive been working hard on my long range shooting, and have improved my 3 point shot dramatically, by a good 15%, but this has taken a lot of time and my close range shot has suffered which is bad since i usually play power forward, anyone got any tips on how i can keep improving both without playing more as i dnt have the time atm

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    play the same , just concentrate more on the close shots

    can u jam it micoo?

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    alnbowes;5990875

    play the same , just concentrate more on the close shots



    would love to but our team just lost our 2 best shooters and i may be moving to small forward at the start of the season, depends on what rookies we get in, so i need my long shoot and mid range to improve but it damaging my close raange, im playing 2 hours a day and cant play anymore thn tht, im happy with the improvements ive made and i need to keep them at that level but now i need to improve my close range :lol: just to get it back to the standard it was at

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    Xiwt;5990908

    can u jam it micoo?



    ye :thumbsup: only just tho

    Buy Wii Sports Resort. I'm the new Larry Bird since playing basketball on that

    Or watch Space Jam for some tips from Bugs and Daffy :thumbsup:

    There are basketball instruction videos that you can try finding on youtube etc.

    just keep playing with your balls

    sweet, then I'd say forget the long range game, just be the 'this is micoo's house' type of player. Check the **** out of all the razzle dazzle players when they go up for a lay up or try and set up alley oop... get the bounds. So it comes down to jumping and sprinting really... can never work on jumping higher and turning/sprinting enough... it's an exhausting game if your not a lazy player.

    [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.

    Then take ten 2 point shots.

    Repeat for a few hours a day, taking shots from different angles and distances. [/COLOR]

    The JFK;5991014

    [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point … [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point shots.Repeat for a few hours a day, taking shots from different angles and distances. [/COLOR]


    i tihnk he needs more help then that, i think he needs alot of private lessons, like 3 a week for a year?

    The JFK;5991014

    [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point … [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point shots.Repeat for a few hours a day, taking shots from different angles and distances. [/COLOR]



    'round robin' / 'around the world' style.

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    The JFK;5991014

    [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point … [COLOR="Red"]You should take ten 3 point shots.Then take ten 2 point shots.Repeat for a few hours a day, taking shots from different angles and distances. [/COLOR]



    thts what i do but it takes thousands of shots to improve :thumbsup: but you cant just shoot

    ifor 30 mins i take ten free throws how ever many i miss i sprint tht many court sprints x2, then i got back to the free throw line repeat for 30 mins, i do a lot of fitness too and ball handling i dnt have the time to just shoot for 2 hours a day :thumbsup:

    micoo;5990921

    would love to but our team just lost our 2 best shooters and i may be … would love to but our team just lost our 2 best shooters and i may be moving to small forward at the start of the season, depends on what rookies we get in, so i need my long shoot and mid range to improve but it damaging my close raange, im playing 2 hours a day and cant play anymore thn tht, im happy with the improvements ive made and i need to keep them at that level but now i need to improve my close range :lol: just to get it back to the standard it was at



    Where do you play mate? I used to play the first league abroad, but haven't really played for several years now ...

    For the shooting, you need to train with at least one another person so you can concentrate on shooting consistently (the other person to pass you the balls). All depends on what level you're on. I guess from what you saying that you're not a rookie so you don't need to concentrate on style, but accuracy …?

    micoo;5991068

    thts what i do but it takes thousands of shots to improve :thumbsup: but … thts what i do but it takes thousands of shots to improve :thumbsup: but you cant just shoot ifor 30 mins i take ten free throws how ever many i miss i sprint tht many court sprints x2, then i got back to the free throw line repeat for 30 mins, i do a lot of fitness too and ball handling i dnt have the time to just shoot for 2 hours a day :thumbsup:



    Do those sprints every time you miss the free throw rather then wait for all 10 shots. This way every time you miss you have 2 length to sprint to think about what you did wrong :-D

    Give up ........

    Play football ....

    Proper game ......... :thumbsup:

    micoo;5991068

    i dnt have the time to just shoot for 2 hours a day :thumbsup:


    [COLOR="Red"]
    Then you're never going to be a good player.

    I didn't become a semi pro footballer at the age of 17 by just training when I feel like it. If you want to be better than your opponent you have to put in the hours training.

    As Muhammed Ali said: I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

    You're not going to be a champion if you aren't willing to put the hours of training in at the gym.[/COLOR]

    The JFK;5991152

    [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become … [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become a semi pro footballer at the age of 17 by just training when I feel like it. If you want to be better than your opponent you have to put in the hours training.As Muhammed Ali said: I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.You're not going to be a champion if you aren't willing to put the hours of training in at the gym.[/COLOR]



    Basketball is not all about gym (actually not at all) :thumbsup:

    Xpenny;5991207

    Basketball is not all about gym (actually not at all) :thumbsup:



    [COLOR="Red"]I meant gym as the court, the place where you play basketball. Not as in lifting weights etc. [/COLOR]

    The JFK;5991229

    [COLOR="Red"]I meant gym as the court, the place where you play … [COLOR="Red"]I meant gym as the court, the place where you play basketball. Not as in lifting weights etc. [/COLOR]



    I'm with you :thumbsup:

    smithyp1;5991151

    Give up ........Play football ....Proper game ......... :thumbsup:



    LMAO Good one.

    Not.

    Bye.

    I ain't got any tips mate, but good luck with it :thumbsup:.

    But while i'm here

    The JFK;5991152

    [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become … [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become a semi pro footballer at the age of 17 by just training when I feel like it. If you want to be better than your opponent you have to put in the hours training.As Muhammed Ali said: I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.You're not going to be a champion if you aren't willing to put the hours of training in at the gym.[/COLOR]



    +1

    Original Poster

    Xpenny;5991119

    Where do you play mate? I used to play the first league abroad, but … Where do you play mate? I used to play the first league abroad, but haven't really played for several years now ...For the shooting, you need to train with at least one another person so you can concentrate on shooting consistently (the other person to pass you the balls). All depends on what level you're on. I guess from what you saying that you're not a rookie so you don't need to concentrate on style, but accuracy …?



    first league nice one m8 :thumsbup:

    i play for dundee uni lol, ye i try to train with a m8 as often as i can but when uni is not on none of the other ball players are in dundee lol, ye acuracy is my problem, ive almost got it lool but im missing tht pinpoint precision and consistency atm

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    The JFK;5991152

    [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become … [COLOR="Red"]Then you're never going to be a good player.I didn't become a semi pro footballer at the age of 17 by just training when I feel like it. If you want to be better than your opponent you have to put in the hours training.As Muhammed Ali said: I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.You're not going to be a champion if you aren't willing to put the hours of training in at the gym.[/COLOR]



    i do, as a said i play at least 2 hours a day atm i simply dont have time to do more than tht and with the possiblilty of being moved to the wing where i prefer to play i have to improve my ball handling which limits the amount of time i can spend on shooting too :thumbsup:

    micoo;5992187

    i do, as a said i play at least 2 hours a day atm i simply dont have time … i do, as a said i play at least 2 hours a day atm i simply dont have time to do more than tht and with the possiblilty of being moved to the wing where i prefer to play i have to improve my ball handling which limits the amount of time i can spend on shooting too :thumbsup:



    [COLOR="Red"]So you can find time to post on here but not train for an extra few hours?

    You haven't got the right attitude.

    You've got to train harder. You can always train harder.

    A few days ago I got to training 4 hours before it started just to work on my set pieces. It did get boring but it's something you have to do if you want to be the best you can. Even if it only improved my set pieces by 0.1% IMO it's more than worth it. [/COLOR]

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    The JFK;5992259

    [COLOR="Red"]So you can find time to post on here but not train for an … [COLOR="Red"]So you can find time to post on here but not train for an extra few hours?You haven't got the right attitude.You've got to train harder. You can always train harder. A few days ago I got to training 4 hours before it started just to work on my set pieces. It did get boring but it's something you have to do if you want to be the best you can. Even if it only improved my set pieces by 0.1% IMO it's more than worth it. [/COLOR]



    lolz, do u think i ahve acourt in my garden or something, even if i did have the time to play 4,5 hours a day i would nt be able to get a court booked at the gym for that long

    micoo;5992285

    lolz, do u think i ahve acourt in my garden or something, even if i did … lolz, do u think i ahve acourt in my garden or something, even if i did have the time to play 4,5 hours a day i would nt be able to get a court booked at the gym for that long



    You could get one

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    Met-Cast;5992326

    You could get one



    i could :lol: but i dont think my parents would appreciate it :lol:

    Original Poster

    nikkib123;5992351

    Go on shoot.................



    lolz ive used tht one before:lol:

    micoo;5992343

    i could :lol: but i dont think my parents would appreciate it :lol:



    just get a hoop?

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    Met-Cast;5992856

    just get a hoop?



    ive got one already but its crap :lol: and the facilities at my gym are top drawer lol

    micoo;5992873

    ive got one already but its crap :lol: and the facilities at my gym are … ive got one already but its crap :lol: and the facilities at my gym are top drawer lol



    Not the point you can train with it right??
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