In the list of basketball fundamentals or the  list of  fundamental skills basketball, I have briefly discussed the different fundamentals or skills needed to compete in basketball.  It is my desire not only to make lists and make sure that everyone understands the need for fundamentals, but also to give ways for everyone to grow in them.   

As I mentioned, I have 5 kids and three of them are very much into basketball.  They have each been playing since they were around 5.  All of them practice every aspect of their game, dribbling, working on handles, shooting, defense, and of course the list could keep going.  None of them wants to be a one dimensional player, so they diligently work on each part of their game.  In fact they wake me every morning at 5 to say let’s go train dad.  One fundamental you need is heart/desire.  You as a player or as a coach must want it.  You must be willing to work, and to grow. Having the heart to put in the tough work needed.

The thing I have noted with each of them is that different aspects of their games come together at different intervals for each of them.  One developed handles instantly.  After being shown a dribbling drill she would lock herself away in her room and practice that drill tell she had it down.  On the other hand one fell in love with Reggie Miller after watching him You Tube.  Each of them has developed differently, they workout together, and they do the same drills together, each day.  I say all this simply to say, if you and a friend are working out together and you develop differently that’s ok.  Just don’t give up. Keep pressing on.

As we start to break this list of fundamentals for basketball down dive in head first.  Look to be the hardest training person you know.  In order to get better, to have the skill set you want, you will need to work and work hard.  In the end when all the work has been put in and your skills are developing and people take note, you will realize it was well worth the hard work.

Coach don’t give up keep pressing on, pushing them to work hard, developing and growing in their skills. Make it fun, let your players fall in love with the game, but also push them to be the best, that way they can achieve the goals they set for themselves.