Since you’re reading this post I’m assuming you are serious about basketball and you want to find ways to get better. It could be either wanting to improve your dribbling skills or it could be wanting to get better on defense. Whatever skill you want to work on you must understand that it requires commitment, dedication and persistence. Without these three, it’s impossible to get better at any skill.
The first key to improving any skill in basketball is repetition: you got to do the same drill a thousand times and maybe more to get better at it. Change is not going to happen overnight. Miracles don’t happen overnight. They take time and unfortunately there’s no shortcut to hard work. If you want to shine in front of your opponent teams or in front of your friends in school you got to be willing to spend endless hours working on your craft while no one watches you.
The second and most important thing to do is to plan your workouts: Make notes of your workouts and set your priorities right. If you feel that you need to work on ball handling or on your shooting form, then so be it. Work endlessly on that till the time you get good at it. Strive to get better every single day. Don’t do too many drills in each workout. Pick two skills you want to work on and give yourself a week or two atleast to get better on those particular skills.
Coaches and players all around the world plan their workouts so that they are organized, more effective and less time consuming.
So what have you decided?
Are you willing to start by giving yourself the commitment to work hard, not give excuses and to sweat every single day?
*Disclaimer: All players are advised to also consult their parents/physios before embarking on any training regime. While we will try our best to be extremely careful in giving training tips under this column, we take no responsibility for any injuries sustained by players.