Are you a basketball fanatic? Do you play professionally or do you play just for fun and fitness only? At any rate, if you answered yes to either, then I’m sure you know that height is indeed an important factor or variable in this well-loved sport and, if by any chance you do have that adequate height for this sport, then you will certainly have a lot of options in terms of which playing position that you can target to become good at through practice and training.
If you are 6 feet in height at the most, you could become the play director or the point guard, which is a pretty big and important role. If you are taller than 6 feet, you could assume the shooting guard position which is a pretty exciting role to play as you become the team’s offensive weapon because you have the green light to shoot that ball.
Other playing positions such as the center, small and power forward, by nature requires taller players. But even if you do not have the height needed for these positions, you will still be able to find a good playing position to fit your basketball skills. Especially if you are good at it which, basically, starts with proper training.
Everybody starts from somewhere and since not all of us were born as good as Kobe Bryant, most of us starts from the beginning. Even the best pro players of today began with learning the basics and fundamentals of the game before they became the stuff of legends.
Before you can slam and shoot that ball, you need to first learn how to jump high enough. If you wish to make that free throw, you need to learn to control your nerves and follow through with a good shooting stance. Lay ups look easy but you need a lot of practice to make sure that you make them when you need them to make them. You need to learn the fundamentals first because dunking and shooting 3-points isn’t the entirety of the game. Basketball isn’t just about shooting the ball because there are other aspects that you need to focus on.
But are your basketball basics and fundamentals sound? We all know that we can always do it but it is also advisable to go get yourself a good personal basketball trainer to ensure that you optimize your potential because that is what trainers do.
Good Things About Hiring a Personal Trainer:
1. He will impart to you the best way of training for basketball.
The basics and fundamentals may be the easier part but it is still important to learn how to do them properly. Doing so can save you a lot of pain by being able to avoid nasty injuries that happen during practices. The basics are the building blocks of those championship winning moves.
2. Your trainer will make you get up and hit the gym.
You will be motivated by the fact that you paid for the services of a basketball trainer and that you need to get your money’s worth. Your trainer, because it’s his job, may even wake you up in the morning to force you to train on schedule.
3. He will keep you inspired and motivated.
He will give you credit when you’re doing the right things. But he will also tell you when you’re doing it wrong. A good basketball trainer is straightforward even if what he says will hurt you.
He will custom-fit a training regimen that is right for your basketball abilities.
Not everyone was born with the same athletic skills so each one needs a program that is different from what others need. This is the basic principle of why you need to get a personal trainer. Your trainer’s job is to create the most effective program for your unique needs.
5. Your basketball trainer will be there to record and assess your improvements or lack thereof.
He should be in the best position to do this because he is the one who formulated your training program. He can quickly tell if it’s working or not and make the necessary adjustments to correct your training.
Not even Michael Jordan can claim that he is the perfect basketball player. I’m quite certain that he got a bunch of trainers at some point in time to help him improve some aspects of his game. The same is true for you. Getting a personal trainer will help you get that targeted and customized training that will help you achieve your athletic goals and become the best you can be in playing your favorite game: basketball.