4 Girls Basketball Off-Season Tips

The off-season is not the time to sit down. As a matter of fact, there is no off-season. Basketball is year round. You are either playing in a game or preparing yourself to play in a game. Here are some tips to help.

Stay in basketball shape

Play pick up ball on a consistent basis. You will always find pick up games going on at the park, at the community center or at someone's house. I do not know how they do it in other cities, but in Memphis, we pull our basketball goals to the side of the curve. Then it is on. Or join a summer basketball team. This can be an AAU, church league, community center, development or summer travel team. There are endless opportunities to stay in shape.

Get stronger and faster

As you advance in basketball, you will notice that competition is getting stronger and faster. You should do the same. Work with someone on improving your strength and speed.

Stay in the gym

During the season, there is hardly sufficient time to work on individual skills. Team skills are the primary focus. Now you can focus on what you need to do to improve. Ask your coach what areas you need to work on and do it.

Study the Game

This is another perfect opportunity to study the game. Do not just strive to have the best jump shot, be stronger or quicker. Be the smartest player on the court. There are girls basketball trainers, books, and videos available to help increase your knowledge of the game.

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