Basketball Tips and Drills

8 Exercises To Increase Your Vertical Jump

A lot of hoopers have dreams of throwing down a nasty dunk in front of an arena packed full of screaming fans.  There’s no doubt that there’s noting quite like a monster slam to get the crowd into a game and potentially swing momentum.  While there are a lot of awesome vertical jump training programs, …

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5 Steps To Overcoming a Shooting Slump

We’ve all been there, one day you are lighting the nets on fire, and the next you couldn’t shot a basketball into an above ground pool.  Most of the time this is short-lived and next time you’re on the court you are back to your old self.  Unfortunately, there are times when an off day …

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Between the Legs Dribble: Move of the Month

As the game of basketball has progressed, the difficulty and the variety of offensive moves has increased.  There was a time when a between the legs dribble was revolutionary.  Now it is something you see all the time. The first time a player dribbled between their legs in a game the spectators heads probably exploded. …

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August Move of the Month: Fadeaway Jumper

Another month closer to the start of the basketball season means it is time to really dig deep in your off season training so that when your big moment comes you can shine. In August’s version of Move of the Month, we are going to break down one of the most used mid range shots: …

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June Move of the Month: Floater

Welcome to our June edition of our Move of the Month series.  Today I want to discuss and shot that has become more popular over the years due to it being used frequently by shorter less explosive players.  The shot I am talking about is the floater, also known as the runner or tear-drop. You …

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The Crossover Dribble: May Move of the Month

Well we took a couple months off from our move of the month segment due to other commitments, but we are back for May!  Today we are going to deep dive into one of the most fundamental dribbling moves used in basketball; the crossover. While discussing the crossover may seem boring to some, remember that …

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Hot Take: Dunks Should Be Worth 3 Points

As you may have noticed from previous articles I have an unhealthy fascination with the three point line and how it has changed the game within the last 10 years in dramatic ways.  Most of this romantic obsession is due to my tendency to be drawn to analytics. The enhanced focus of the three point line …

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February Move of the Month: Behind the Back Dribble

Back for another installment of move of the month, where we breakdown the steps to doing a basketball move.  This month we are taking a closer look at the behind the back dribble.  We’ve already featured the behind the back dribble in our five essential basketball moves article. When To Use The Behind the Back …

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Why Passing is The Most Beautiful Part of Basketball

There’s More to The Game Than Scoring When you watch a basketball game on television the focus too often is on scoring and who has the highest ppg.  The truth is that scoring is only one aspect of a very complex and unique sport that is basketball.  By focusing too solely on this one part …

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BoB Move of the Month: Pump-Fake

We hope that all the bestoutdoorbasketball.net visitors have had a happy holiday season and 2016 treated them well.  Here’s to looking forward to what 2017 has in store.  Today we are excited to bring you our second installment of bestoutdoorbasketball.net’s move of the month.  If you missed our first move of the month article check …

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BoB Move of the Month: Step Back Jumper

We’re going to try something new here at Hoops Fiend.  Each month we will give you a new basketball move to add to your offensive arsenal.  If you’ve visited our site before you know that we have several cool articles with tips on how to improve your game. The move of the month for December is …

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Five Ways to Become a Mentally Strong Basketball Player

  One of the most underrated and under-appreciated aspects of basketball is mental toughness.  Take the one and only Michael Jordan for example, when we think of MJ what most likely comes to mind is his amazing high flying dunks and incredible athleticism.  But the truth is that there have been a number of other NBA …

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5 Things To Do Now To Earn More Playing Time

Playing time; all basketball players want more of it.  However, just because you want something does not mean it will be given to you.  As with everything in the game of basketball, playing time is earned.  If you find yourself spending more time on the pine than you would like, then we have five things to do …

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5 Awesome Dribbling Drills to Get Your Handle Tight

    As a point guard, I am always looking for techniques and drills to improve on my handle.  A tight handle for point guards is the most important skills they can have on the offensive end.  While taking poor shots is not a good strategy, turnovers are even bigger nightmares for offenses as they do …

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5 Essential Ankle Breaking Basketball Moves

These are mandatory moves for your game

One Mental Trick to Become a More Consistent Shooter

Shooting in basketball may be the single most important part of the game.  If you can shoot the ball almost every coach in the nation will find a spot for you on their team.  Also, being a great shooter allows for aging professionals to continue playing for several years after their physical prime.  A couple …

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Why You Should Shoot More 3’s (and Dump The Mid Range Jumper)

Within the last five to ten years, there has been a sort of revolution going on in the game of basketball.  Gone are the days of the 90’s NBA where the team’s best player would be given the ball with the rest of his teammates scattering on the edges of the court for an isolation …

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5 Basketball Shooting Drills to Improve Your Game

Every Player Can Benefit from Improving Their Shot Anyone who has ever played basketball for a team knows that each player has their own role.  Some players are scorers, others are rebounders, and some are distributors.  No matter what role you fill, it will benefit both yourself and your team by working hard on becoming …

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How to Shoot a Basketball in Five Easy Steps

Welcome to Hoops Fiend’s first instructional article.  We are excited to provide great information on the game of basketball and basketball related products.  One of the most common questions from beginning basketball players is “How do I properly shoot a basketball?” While shooting a basketball may seem simple, the truth is that very few people truly …

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The Most Important Dribbling Tip

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