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4 Ways to Improve Your Mental Game

How to Erase the Sting of Losing

Stand with your legs in a split stance one foot in front of the other. Bend forwards and place one hand on each side of the front foot. Straighten your front leg as you lift up your hips. Bend your front leg as you drive your hips towards the ground. Repeat 10 times on each leg.

Do dynamic warm-ups before taking the court. Just prior to taking the court, you and your teammates should complete a series of dynamic warm-ups. Dynamic warm-up exercises are designed to elevate your body temperature and keep your body loose. They are done across the gym floor or hallway with little rest in-between each exercise. Examples of dynamic warm-ups include: As you walk, run, or skip across the floor, lift your knees up and towards your chest.

Do not bend or lean forwards at the hips. As you walk, run, or skip across the floor, quickly flex your knees and try to pull your heels up towards your bottom.

Assume your defensive stance—knees bent, bottom out, chest forwards, and arms up—and slide across the floor. Do drills, ball handling exercises, and shoot on the court. After running onto the court with your team, your coach and assistant coaches will oversee a series of warm-up drills and shooting exercises. These drills and exercises are selected by the coach and completed as a team. Offensive or defensive drills. Ball handling exercises for point guards Shooting drills, including lay-ups, free throws, three-pointers, and field-goals.

Receive any final instructions for the game. Once the warm-up is complete, you and your teammates may head over to the bench or into the locker rooms. When you are all gathered in a huddle, your coach will provide you with final instructions and notify you of any changes to the game strategy. Your coach may also provide your team with a few inspiring words, after which all the players may place their hands in the center of the huddle and yell and team cheer.

Part 3 Quiz During what warm-up exercise do you run while lifting your knees toward your chest? Hamstring rocker Not exactly! Defensive slides Not quite! Convince your teammates not to be afraid. Play hard defense, pass in offense, and just play as well as you can. Even if you lose, life goes on. Not Helpful 13 Helpful Nerves show that you care abut the game, but they can be a horrible feeling. Try doing something that takes your mind off of the game, such as: Not Helpful 11 Helpful How can I get my team to pass the ball to me when I am not good at basketball?

Stand out as a leader in practice, always be the open pass, and try to give your team advice. Most importantly, always stay open. Practice tricks and strategies with your team in order to accomplish this. Not Helpful 18 Helpful I am taller than almost everyone on the court, but I am only getting a few rebounds a game.

What can I do to improve my rebounding? Jumping for the ball around the yellow 1-point line gives you an extra advantage of getting the ball in rebounds. Remember to bring the ball down and hard into triple threat so others can't steal it from you.

Not Helpful 9 Helpful What do you do if you are just playing in a league and it starts at 11am? Make sure you are up early enough, get a good, light breakfast and remember to drink water in the morning. Maybe even take a little jog before the game to get your body warmed up.

No matter what the outcome is and how your team has done in the previous games, remember to keep your head high and don't give up. Not Helpful 6 Helpful What do I do if I am very nervous and feel like I will vomit during a game? Try to not think about being nervous -- pretending confidence can go a long way toward helping you to feel that way genuinely. Also, do not eat before the game so you won't have a full stomach while you're running around.

Practice with someone ripping the ball and boxing out. Do training with a coach, if you have a coach, and ask them if you can do some drills the help you get stronger and tougher. Not Helpful 12 Helpful Your jersey will show other players and spectators which team you belong on. Not Helpful 26 Helpful Work on pushing up the ball hard and jumping straight up, not forward. After plenty of practice, you will be able to master the three pointer.

See more details at How to Shoot a Three Pointer. Not Helpful 24 Helpful You should listen to music that pumps you up! Talk with your teammates and shoot around to prepare for the game. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 5. I've got a grand final tonight and I'm freaking out. What can I do and what are some tips to play a good game and win? Answer this question Flag as What can I do to overcome my shyness at having people watch me play basketball?

What are some tips for dealing with being nervous when I play? How do I build up mental resilience before a game? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. Many players end up choking in big-game situations because they are scared and overthink. This generally happens because players have not prepared for the game and think in negative terms instead of with confidence. If you have done everything else to prepare, let the game come to you.

Playing an important basketball game in front of a crowd is not something many people get to do. Use the time in the locker room before the game to psyche yourself up with music or through other outlets.

If you have done everything you possibly can to ensure that you are ready, the game itself should be the easy part. Basketball is meant to be fun, but often players let the pressure consume them. Relax and have confidence that the work you have put into preparing for the big game will pay off.

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