Basketball Tips for Beginners

If you’re a complete beginner and you want to start out playing basketball, you’d soon realize that this game demands more than usual physical exertion.

Basketball is a tough sport… if you love those Michael Jordans that you wear to every match, you must know the reason why basketball is considered one of the toughest sports.


Everyone was once a beginner… even LeBron James.

In this guide, we are going to explore the best basketball tips and tricks for beginners and how you can slowly, gradually, but smartly learn the nitty-gritty of basketball.

Best Basketball Tips for Beginners

  1. Know Your Kit

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It is perfectly fine if you do not have the budget for a proper basketball kit and if you want to use cheap imported items…

It is also fine if you do not know much about your kit and you do know whether or not you should spend a decent amount of money on a sport that you may not stick to for the long term…

However, it is important to know how different things work in a kit and how you can use them to your gain.

For example, if you are not as tall as other players and you feel difficulty dunking the hoop, you can use basketball shoes with exceptional cushioning to make things easier for yourself.

  1. Hit the Gym

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LeBron James, Michael Jordan or whosoever you love… each and every one of them is an athlete. Perfectly toned bodies pumped-up muscles and stamina of a horse.

In short, they go to the gym and get the physical prowess they need for basketball. They customize the exercises as per their requirements. They train on leg exercise and workout equipment and they do bench and then some. So, do whatever they do.

  1. Practice

Effective Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Lemme be very straight forward to you. Sports is definitely one of the things that you learn by doing. You can walk from the border of Mexico to Canada and you’d still not be good for basketball (with all your physical fitness and zero fats bodyline).

So, start practicing basketball at the nearest basketball courts. This will definitely prepare you for professional-level sport.

  1. Try Your Weak Hand

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Are you a righty or a lefty?

Whichever is your strong hand it does not matter because while playing basketball, someone might pass a ball to you and the closest hand might be your weak hand and it is a difficult situation.

In such a situation you do not have enough time… you can either use your weak hand and dunk the hoop or you can lose that chance.

This is why experts always suggest to train on both hands and especially the weak hand.

  1. Save Time or Money

Basketball Tips for Beginners

In soccer, it is all about kicking and in basketball, if you can jump high you can dunk the hoop easily. So, you need to invest either time or money and nurture the ability to jump higher.

In case of time, you should spend more and more time training to jump higher and in case of money, you should buy basketball shoes best known for cushioning.

So, these were the 5 best tips that I could think of. Keep checking our blog for more.

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