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Quiz the Coach - How Do You Spin A Basketball?

Quiz the Coach - How Do You Spin A Basketball? - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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Kidzworlds Quiz the Coach has advice on basketball, football, soccer, skateboading, sponsorship, P.E. teachers, cheerleading, coaches, the rules on other sports, as well as other fitness and sports stuff. - Page 10

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or soccer? Got a gripe about P.E. class, teammates or coaches, or anything? Why not ? The Kidzworld Coach can help ya work out team problems or give ya tips and advice to improve your game - all ya gotta do is ask!

1 Hey Coach,
I need to know how to spin a basketball. Can you can recommend any tips to help me learn?
Chip

Hey Chip,

Spinning a basketball is one of the easiest and flashiest basketball tricks to learn. It can make you look like superstar hoopster, even if you can't slam, shoot or even dribble. If you can spin a basketball, some people will think you're a god or goddess of the b-ball court. Here are a few tips on how to become a basketball spinmaster.

  • 1. Find a place where you have lots of room and aren't likely to disrupt anyone or knock anything over with a bouncing basketball (a gym or somewhere outside would work well, the middle of the kitchen while your dad's cooking dinner would not).

  • 2. Stand up with your weight balanced evenly on each leg. Hold the ball about a foot and a half in front of your face, with your arms bent at a 90 degree angle, and one hand on either side of the ball.

  • 3. Throw the ball up, with a quick snap of the wrists, while rotating your hands. Cross one arm over the other and follow through with your fingers pointing in opposite directions. Spin the ball a few times in the air with your hands, and let it drop. This will help you increase your speed and steadiness with the ball. Speed is the most important factor of a spin, so work on increasing the speed by increasing the opposing force with your hands.

  • 4. This time when you spin the ball, don't let it drop. Instead, put your index finger under the spinning ball. Don't worry about finding the grooves in the basketball and don't throw the ball up in the air too high. Just place your finger under the axis of the spinning ball, and let the force of the spin do the rest. Spinning a basketball on your finger is easy to learn, but it does take practice. Be patient, keep with it, and you'll be dazzling your friends with b-ball tricks in no time.

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