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What You Need to Know About Playing Basketball at Home

You can challenge yourself to stay active and enjoy the game at home while at the same time honing in on your skills. The team of one or two mates you may be lucky to have at home may not be perfect, but they can serve in helping you unearth whether your best shooting position is inside or outside the three point line or if you need to work on blocking your opponent. There are many things you can do to explore your abilities at home.

Equipment you need to play basketball at home

Being a simple game, playing basketball at home does not demand much equipment other than a court, a ball, and a hoop. If you have a driveway at home, then you can leverage it as a court for practicing some free throws and challenging family members or friends to a quick game. On the other hand, if you have enough funds to spare, and some significant space in your backyard. You could consider building your home basketball court. It does not have to be the size of an NBA stadium but spacious enough to let you enjoy the game. 

A look at the reviews of driveway basketball hoops by Iron City Showdown, reveals that there are different hoops available to suit different budgets. Notably, if you are looking for a hoop that can be installed virtually anywhere, then you should consider portable basketball hoops. On the other hand, in-ground basketball hoops are suitable for players who are willing to compromise portability for stability or who would like to install permanent hoops that will serve them for years. 

Finally, there are numerous basketballs available on the market that you can consider based on your skill level, budget, and brand preference. Pick a reliable ball that is suitable for your court environment and that offers the best grip during intense gaming sessions.

Basketball drills you can do at home

  1. Ball handling: To become a proficient dribbler, you need to constantly improve the speeds at which you handle your crossovers. Most players complain about how their dribbles do not just feel right. Notably, to consistently handle the ball well, you have to practice how to dribble at the right speed while changing to different types of crossovers. 

  2. Shooting: To shoot the ball well, you have to nature the proper muscle memory and cultivate the proper mechanics, all of which demand frequent practice. Playing basketball at home gives you a better chance of simulating different shooting conditions as you have some fun. This is also the best time to observe how the ball behaves during a successful or a missed shot. 

  3. Conditioning: To be a great basketball player, you should build your endurance as much as you sharpen your ball handling and shooting skills. Some of the best ways to improve your conditioning include practicing vertical jumps, sprinting around the court, and performing push-ups. 

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