If you are a basketball player, it is obvious that you aim to win irrespective of the age or skill level. However, have you ever thought what all is required to win a game or sport? Okay, you may say practice, focus, and passion are some of the essentials for winning a game. Although this answer is absolutely fine, there are certainly more aspects to it. How about finding out the winning traits by observing a victorious basketball team and implementing or achieving them in your sporty regimen? It is a fact that the winning teams display some peculiar characteristics whose mere observance can bring a drastic change in you and consequently in your team for becoming the next victorious team. So, let’s explore them out now!
This is the unique characteristic of winning teams. What it means is that the coach has chosen the players whose bodies are taller, livelier, stronger, and swifter than the other players in the remaining teams. Probably, one reason for this is the proper conditioning of the team by the coach. Because the play is physical, the physical superiority always ensures diplomacy. The credit for such physical attribute goes to the coach who has trained the players by making them run over 3 miles daily and lifting weights for at least 15 minutes. The coach may even have used conditioning drills for making each player run for up to 40 minutes incessantly while holding the basketball.
Prefer Unpleasant Rebounds
This sounds offensive but it is a fact that winning teams have this feature. Rebounding nastily is actually an art that needs teaching and practice. In order to rebound offensively, an ideal communication is essential between the shooter and the remaining team players. In the start, the players must anticipate the shot for the purpose of achieving the position. It is just not possible to order the players to go for such rebounds.
Ready to Help Out
The players of the winning team always tend to help out on defense, which means that the off-ball defenders shift towards the ball by one or two steps. A majority of defense entails moving precisely in terms of running and jumping without sliding or walking. A single slow, bewildered, or wrong step; running rather than jumping; or vice-versa simply passes on the advantage to the offenders. This is the basic knowledge required to learn defense. Such learning needs coordination amongst the team members as well as focusing on the fundamentals for reaping great outcomes as soon as possible in case you are a professional.
Better Inside and Point Shots
A winning team will always move inside seeking for three foot shots prior to going for three point shots. Whether it is point or percentage wise, the variance will always support the three foot shot. A inside percentage that is considered good is above 90%, while 50% is treated as a good three point percentage.
It really takes efforts to teach and learn the knack of going inside. Moreover, more than eight skills are involved, which cannot be preached by plays. What needs to be taught carefully is the set of various skills such as looking, catching, cutting, timing, passing, and communication instead of just you instructing and yelling throughout the day to simply do your job as a coach. It is much essential to first build a strong foundation without which the players just cannot build other advanced basketball skills. Consider team play as the end of practice and start the training with several exercises required for imparting the offensive skills that are desired for taking the ball inside.