Hoop Firm FAQ

What is basketball training?


Basketball training is the education of the skills and nuances of the game. The goal is to leave athletes with a better understanding of how to incorporate what they learned into their overall game.




What age is basketball training for?


Basketball training is for athletes of all ages looking to improve upon weaknesses and ready to push through failure in order to experience the benefits of success




How much does basketball training cost?


Basketball training prices vary upon grade level. For more info on pricing, please contact us through using our email address hoopfirm@gmail.com




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How many hours should a basketball player practice a day?


Although nobody knows the exact amount of hours you need to practice to become the best player ever, there are some philosophies that we can use to guage where our discipline and work ethic lies. And what better way to guage your progress than to see a bar some of the greats have set. Lets take a look at three regimens of some of the most competitive athletes to ever grace this planet. Kyrie Irving: Known to believe that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, Kyrie tracked how many hours he had practiced every day until the end of his senior year in high school. According to Kyrie, he would play all day after school. By the time he graduated high school, he had practiced well over 10,000 hours meaning he was already a master of the game before he even reached the NBA. Kobe Bryant: Known to practice 3-4 times a day in high school, he sometimes logged in 8 hours of practice in a day. He was known to start his days at 5am and it seemed the optimal practice time per session was 2 hours. He basically got as many 2 hour sessions in as he possibly could within a day. Lebron James: He is also known to start his days very early and an average day for him is 3 sessions per day. It also seems like his optimal session length is about 2 hours at a time.




What should a basketball player drink?


Your parents weren't lying when they told you to drink more water. Most competitive athletes diet consist of drinking water majority of the time. A LOT OF WATER.




How many hours should a basketball player sleep?


The basic standard for an effiecient amount of sleep is 8 hours. Sleep schedules vary but if you feel tired when you wake up or have a hard time getting up on your own, you probably need more sleep. As an athlete you want to be as efficient as possible and if your body or mind is tired, you are not helping your case.




What do the best basketball workouts consist of?


Some examples of basketball workouts that will benefit your game include: 1. Working on your game individually 2. Team Practice 3. Cardio 4. Weight Lifting 5. Video Breakdown and Analysis




Do basketball players workout and train during the season?


All players should still be working on their game throughout the season. If you do not, your improvement will fall way short of what it should have been. Also, by working on your game, you will continue to be in tune with your skills as an athlete. As far as lifting weights, many athletes lift weights during the season in order to maintain their strenght gains that they have made in the off-season. This should be monitored with precision as you do not want to compromise your play when it comes game time.




What is being in "basketball shape"?


A person can be in relatively good shape and not be in "basketball shape". This is simply because majority of the movements in basketball are sport specific (running, defensive slides, jumping, boxing out, etc). These movements are kind of hard to emulate efficiently if you are only doing sprints as a source of cardio for example. You may be a great runner, which is one part of the game. But your defensive slides and other parts of your game may very well be subpar because they have not been worked in a competitive setting consistently. So it is always beneficial to play basketball consistently to work on all of these other aspects of a game.




How many shots a day do players take a day?


A great standard to go by is to average at least 300-500 shots a day.




What does "game-like" mean?


It means to replicate conditions or a level of play that you would see in a live game.




How can my basketball coach help me?


A basketball coach can be a great person to go to for basketball advice. Some great questions to ask a coach include: 1. What can I do to improve? 2. What are my strengths and weaknesses? (Its great to get an opinion other than your own on this subject matter) 3. How can I help the team?




Should I have a shooting routine for my free-throw?


99% of great free-throw shooters will have a shooting routine. When you step to the free-throw line, you want every made shot to mimic each other because you want your mind and body to feel like they have seen this exact same situation time and time again. Kind of like a deja vu.




How important are free-throws?


Free-throws are one of the most important aspects of the game of basketball. They can be the difference between a win, loss, and overtime. They can even dictate many high pressure moments when the game is on the line so free-throws are something you want to work on every time you practice.




How should I practice my free-throws?


There are many ways in which you can incorporate free-throws into your practice. A simple one is to shoot a bulk amount and record your makes and misses. For example, record how many shots you make out of 10, 20, 30, etc. Another great way to practice free-throws is when your tired. When your in a live basketball game, your not always going to have all of your energy and this can break your focus on the free-throw line. Teaching yourself to push through the pain and knock down your shots shows great mental toughness.




What is ambidextrous?


Ambidextrous is the ability to use the left and right hand equally. If you can only be effective on the court using one hand, you are limiting yourself and your abilities to a high degree. Defenders will look to exploit this by forcing you to use your weak hand and keep you on one side of the court.




What are the benefits of being a great ball handler?


Some of the most gifted players are amazing ball handlers and some benefits include: 1. Having the ability to secure the ball under pressure 2. Being able to create your own shot 3. Increased mobility around the court 4. Ability to bail out teammates who are weak ball handlers.





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