-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Quiz the Coach :: Banged up in Basketball

Question by Dezmond


Hey Coach! I play basketball for my local team and I always drive to the net and get roughed up. Elbows to the teeth and knees to the privates are really painful and hurt my game. Anything I can do to protect my mouth and private parts when I play?


Sure, it’s as simple as buying some protective gear like a jock and a mouth guard. Well, maybe it’s not that simple. The protective equipment will help soften the blow but there are other ways too. Let’s explore


Change of Pace

Fierce FoulFierce Foul

When I played basketball in school, I was the tallest on the team and the coach made me play forward and I was always getting roughed up for rebounds. I was also really skinny so bigger kids always got the best of me, and it hurt and the next year I didn’t go back to tryouts. I took one year off and worked on my shooting. Everyday, I practiced long 3 pointers and other things that shooting guards do. When I came back to the team, my skills as a shooter earned me a guard position and basketball became fun again. I didn’t have to fight for rebounds under the hoop anymore.


Bulking Up

Body BlockBody Block

The other thing you can do is get stronger. If you gain some weight with strength conditioning, it’s going to be a lot harder for your opponents to smack you around. Can you imagine what it must feel like to try and bump Shaquille O’Neil? I bet it would hurt you a lot more than him.


Sharp Shooting

Sharp ShooterSharp Shooter

Remember that basketball is fun. Some kids like to get rough and they like the pain of some bumps and bruises. Let them have the rough power forward positions under the hoop. Go for a shooting position… it’s much more fun!


Related Stories:
1 Comment

Related Stories

Micro a micro
Marcus Jordan is the son of the greatest basketball player ever to play the game… Michael Jordan....
Micro a micro
Jumping high is an explosive action that takes a lot of power. You can actually train your muscle...
Micro a micro
It was really hard to guess who the greatest athlete of all time was… until Michael Jordan came a...
F1137200156828

Favorite Basketball Movie? Vote!

  • Glory Road.
  • Coach Carter.
  • Rebound.
  • Hoosiers.

Sports In The Forums

Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Xtreme Sports:
Of course we can! It's true that we're a little less strong physically, but we can. "Can't" means just that, we can't. And that's wrong. It's true we have to deal with all that physical pain (I can whine about it for agesss) and mental pain too. And that some of us cry easily. But that's because we feel pain! So although we are less strong physically as I said earlier, girls can also think up ways to surprise someone in a fight. And that's a good thing to do to someone who laughs at a girl and says they cant fight.
reply about 19 hours
PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
reply 3 days
ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
reply 4 days
ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
LeBronBron
reply 4 days
ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
Basketball.
reply 4 days