I remember the first time I ever played basketball.

It was a warm June day and I had just finished kindergarten for the summer; my mom signed me up to play on an intramural team with some other neighborhood kids that were also too young for school because it looked like fun. We ran around in circles holding hands, singing “The wheels on the bus” and then we got into our positions—the four of us against all three of them, as if they didn’t know what hit them. They took their shots but inevitably missed and one by one we swarmed at each other until someone made a basket or lost control of the ball out-of-bounds. That game ended after about 15 minutes when somebody scored the winning point and a few of us cried from the pressure. I don’t remember what happened after that, but it was probably just as well because we all had to go back to being kids again.

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The Tracings of a Childhood – The Tracings of a Childhood is an account on how important basketball has been for me throughout my childhood years with some flashbacks into when I was young. It talks about my first time playing ball and becoming passionate about it; in high school where I played varsity, going overseas at age 16, then returning home after college to coach youth teams until today. Basketball has always remained close during those times in my life when other things didn’t seem so certain.

I was born in 1990 and I grew up during the golden years of basketball. Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird; all those players are legends now but they were once kids too just like me.

The reasons why these athletes are so talented is because they have been playing ball since there were little. They had a passion for it that led them to play on their respective teams where they excelled at an early age. My first time touching a basketball came when I was six years old – my cousin put one into my hands randomly while he was shooting around with friends (as you do). Since then, I’ve wanted nothing more than to be a pro basketball player.

I’ve been playing for as long as I can remember and because of that, my skills have improved tremendously over the years. There are a lot of things you need to be able to do in order to play on any level so it was crucial for me to learn all aspects of basketball – dribbling, shooting, passing, dunking; everything. The good thing about being born into this era is that there are tons of ways to improve your game through videos online or just watching people who know what they’re doing (like YouTube).

One way I like practicing at home is by putting up shots from different spots around the hoop while using both hands and then seeing which one gives me the most success.

I also like to do this same drill but instead of shooting from different spots, I try to shoot through a hoop that’s on an angle or even one with just one side. This forces me to make tougher shots and it helps strengthen my form while making sure I can shoot at any angle without thinking too much about what is happening around me (which is important in case there are defenders).

Another big part of basketball that people don’t always think about when they first start playing is how important being able to dribble well really is. You might be surprised by how many points you score if you have good ball handling skills because not only does it allow for creative playmaking opportunities off-the-dribble, but it also gives you a way to get around defenders while driving.

All of these skills will help you when playing in-game since there are often moments where an opponent has managed to sneak past your defender and is right on top of you (or even behind) which means that quick thinking can be the difference between scoring or getting stuck with nothing good left to do. An example might be if someone gets down low for a post up and I’m forced to decide whether i want them shooting over me from close range or backing out again

Points: හ > When dribbling somebody try doing crossovers so they can’t tell what side u’re going towards next.

හ > If you’re posting up someone, decide if they should shoot over u or back out again.

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[ * ]: To summarize, while this post has been a bit lighter than previous posts that have focused on strategy, I hope you’ve learned something about the importance of handling a basketball.

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