How to Prepare for Girls Basketball

Are there only a couple of months until the basketball season? Need to know the supplies you need and how to train for the season? If you are seeking for any of these or just want to become better at the sport of basketball, read this article! It's made for you!

Steps

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    Buy everything you need. You will need at least two or three basketball shorts for practicing.
    • The main colors you would want to buy are white, black, and blue. They should fit loose, but a nice fit on the waistline.
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    • Basketball shorts should be no shorter than 1 inch (2.5 cm) above your knee. About halfway down your knee is a great length.
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    • Another item that you will need are t- shirts. They should be loose fitting. You really don't have any rules for this one. Just that you have at least one white one. But, you should have many colors than that, too.
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    • In basketball, you will probably be falling on your knees a lot. To keep your knees from getting injured, buy some knee pads. Any color is fine.
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    • To play basketball, you will definitely need basketball sneakers. High tops are the best choice because they protect your ankles more.
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    • Finally, you need a basketball. For this, any color or size will do.
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    • Sport Bras are the choice if you are playing basketball. You can get all of this at Model's, Dick's, or Sports Authority.
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    Practice makes perfect. At least three times a week run around your neighborhood. It will get you used to running in a game.
    • Go in your driveway and practice your ball handling.
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    • Dribble the ball a little and try bouncing the ball between your legs.
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    • This can help you dribble in a game and will be easier for you to at least get half court.
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    • Go to a local basketball court and practice shooting. Do it so much that your hands are tired.
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    • Also, play basketball in your free time with boys. They are usually rougher than girls.
    • If you play with the boys often, you can play against the girls great!
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    Have a good diet. Make sure you don't eat only sugary foods. It will put weight on you and slow you down. Eat all your vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and proteins.
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    Make your best effort to go to any basketball game there is going on. If you watch other people play, you can learn from them and learn not to make some of their mistakes.
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    Make sure you have a great attitude. If you have a bad one and are always mean to people, chances are the coach will not like you if you are like that. So, have a cheerful attitude and be ready to learn.
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    Make sure to have good grades. Coaches reflect on who you are as a student and on who you are as an athlete. This does not mean you have to be a nerd, just do your best in school and carry that out to basketball (or any sport). If you are struggling in school make sure you discuss this with teachers, principals, guidance counselors, parents and especially coaches. If you miss any work or lessons, make sure to consult with your teacher until you fully understand what and how to do something.
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    Manage your time. Yes basketball may seem very important to you, but don't isolate yourself from your family and friends. Be sure to have extra time on your hands maybe get out of the house to hang out with friends and families and especially have time to study or do homework. Not everything should revolve around basketball.
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Tips

  • Drink lots of water
  • Be nice to your teammates. It will give you a better game.
  • Practice whenever you can!
  • Don't give up. It may hurt sometimes but you will learn to always get back up.
  • Make sure you have all your supplies with you.
  • Kill with kindness. If the other team isn't being sportsmanlike, ignore them. Don't allow the other teams antics to distract you.
  • Do not talk back to your coach. He will just sit you out of a game.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy.
  • Have determination.
  • Be confident.
  • Seek coaches for extra help with improving something.
  • Be sure to wear no jewelry; it could end up hurting you or someone else.
  • When recovering from an injury, make sure that you are fully recovered and okay to play again. Do not say you can play just because you really want to. If you do not fully recover and end up injuring yourself again, it could lead to additional injuries.
  • Don't eat 30 minutes before a game.

Warnings

  • You may get hurt. This will happen in any sport. So, try to shake it off and continue playing the game you love... basketball. But, sometimes the injury may be very serious and you may have to stop playing, don't try to put too much pressure on yourself.
  • When you wear high-tops, make sure that you lace them up all the way or you may twist your ankle and break it.
  • If you wear low-tops be sure to either be very cautious of your ankle or wear an ankle brace to prevent it from getting injured.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 or 3 basketball shorts
  • Many T-shirts
  • Knee pads
  • Basketball Sneakers
  • A basketball and a basketball pump
  • A gym bag
  • Water bottles or Gatorade

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Categories: Basketball