How to Become a Basketball Player

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In order to become a basketball player, a person should get comfortable with a basketball, and they should learn the rules and the fundamentals of the game. Practice dribbling, passing, shooting and defense in basketball with help from an athletic trainer in this free video on improving basketball skills.

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How to become a basketball player. And how is not as simple as the pros make it look. What you want to make sure you do is first, maybe get yourself a basketball. Then you can become familiar with actually holding one. Now, if you don't know any rules, it's most important that you make sure you're going to camps. Learn the rules, learn the fundamentals of basketball, because once you have a good foundation, you can only grow into a better player. So, first you want to make sure you get yourself a ball. And then, get yourself at camps, join a team, hopefully make a team. And learn the fundamentals. And then from there, practice, practice, practice. In learning your fundamental skills, you want to make sure you learn dribbling, passing, shooting. Those are fundamental things. Oh, and definitely, how to play defense, 'cause a lot of people, they don't pay attention to that. Once you learn those fundamental skills and you put 'em all together, then your at court, your court awareness, you're going to become better on the court, you're going to become a better player, and your court awareness is going to be better. So you'll be a better teammate, ultimately.

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