Every time that I started a new recreational basketball season there were always some new kids that I had never met. Getting to know these kids was a doorway to meeting their friends and expanding my horizons socially. Along with the social benefits of participating in basketball, I found it also helped mentally. Regular participation improved my mental reaction timing. When I was playing and I saw an open lane to the basket, all those years of practice and play came in to focus so I could make the decision to drive to the hoop "quicker" than I could if I had never played.
Because I got the opportunity... ... middle of paper ... ...e you a great shooter. Although I suffered injuries in my past basketball career which earned me a basketball scholarship to play collegiate basketball, I am now more knowledgeable about my position. This knowledge has helped me reflect on myself and my experiences as a player transitioning to a coach. I believe it is important that I educate my players and teach them proper mechanics but also mental set. Acknowledge that the jump shot is more than a motion of physical ability and talent, it takes a great amount of thinking and implying the information you already know to what you learned.
I was so happy about that, and I said thanks to my father. All my favorite players were playing and the game was unbelievable. I knew from that night, that I wanted to be a basketball player when I grew up. Unfortunately, we don't always get what we want and the"crying trick" couldn't help me when it happened. I had to choose between basketball and my future.
Of course, being a professional basketball player was young Pete’s dream. He did everything he could to get better, and to be like his father. When it came to his early basketball career, it didn’t really do to... ... middle of paper ... ...yoff Edition. 2011. Turner Sports Interactive Inc. 4/15/11 http://www.nba.com/history/players/maravich_bio.html Kriegel, Mark.
Putting on the needed NBA muscle, learning how the game is played in the big boy league, becoming a better teammate, and being willing to work to improve every aspect of your game. Obviously injuries and being in a bad situation can put a damper on things but there is no substitute for hard work. First off, hit the books. No colleges will come calling if you don 't have the grades. Plus, you 'll find something other than basketball that you really like (I found computers).
Johnsons’ parents believed in the value of hard-work, and stapled this into his mind at a young age. With this idea in mind, Johnson picked up a basketball. Basketball was always a great love of his, and he always wanted to make it to the next level. With the preaching of this value by his parents, he worked hard and became very good. After years of practicing and coming up through a troubled childhood, Magic was presented a great opportunity.
I had to do a lot of hard work in the beginning, but it was worth it because it paved the way for me to have the opportunity to play at the college level. When practices are hard now and the demands of being a college athlete seem overwhelming, thinking back to my earliest basketball memories gives me happiness and keeps me going. Some of the reasons I love basketball are because it is challenging, helps me improve myself as a person, and teaches me a lot about life. In this sport, I have learned how to mentally prepare myself for hardships. When I am in a game and down two points with only a few seconds left on the clock, I know exactly which play to run.
And after I meet my basketball coach, things has been change. I played basketball just for fun and I find out I lost too much fat and never feel exhausted after work out. I didn't sick frequently every winter. And then I just know that playing basketball is a good way to gain muscle, increasing the heart rate and growing faster. So I get to do this sport and treat it as my hobby.
Well, there are many reasons why creating any kind of program would be beneficial, but basketball specifically carries a lot of power. Most consider the sport of basketball to have the highest exponential rise in popularity of any sport. This is because the game requires communication, respect, and interaction, all of which would help local kids have a fun experience. These three components are just a few of the many mental benefits from a basketball league or program. Learning how to interact with others would be a huge help for children who are not in great family situations.
For some people basketball is life, and it has even saved lives. A lot of players in the NBA have come from nothing, but since they excelled in basketball all their biggest dreams have come true. Basketball can even help you escape from all your troubles and worries. You can ask any player what it is like to step on a basketball court and I bet they will tell you it’s the best feeling in the world. Basketball really is more than a game, it’s a way of life.