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Quiz the Coach - I Broke My Foot

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Quiz the Coach - I Broke My Foot - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
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1Hey Coach,
I broke my left foot before basketball season so I have to set out for 12 weeks. I would have been the starting point guard. What can I do for the next 12 weeks to stay in shape and my ball handling. I am not allowed to put weight on my foot and I am on cruthes. Are there any things to do while sitting or something?
bhr25

Hey bhr25,
Sorry to hear about your foot injury. Unfortunately, the only way a broken foot can heal is to get plenty of rest - so you'll be pretty limited on how much you can do for the next several weeks. Here's a few suggestions on how you can keep on top of your game while your broken foot heals:

  • Dribbling Drills - While you're foot may be hurt, that doesn't mean you're completely out. Sit on a chair with your foot up and practice dribbling a basketball. Switch to the other hand and if you have a second ball, try dribbling two balls at the same time. Just be careful not to fall off your chair or put any weight on the injured foot. You can also lay on your back and throw a basketball up in the air and catch it. These drills will keep your ball handling and passing skills fresh, while you recover.
  • Follow Your Team - Your foot may be injured, but that doesn't mean you're not a part of the team. Go to team practices and games, so you follow what plays your team is working on. Ask your coach if you can take stats and sit on the bench with your teammates. You'll feel close to the team and be able to fit in better once you're foot is healed.
  • Watch the NBA - Put your foot up, grab the remote and watch Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and the rest of the world's best point guards on TV. It'll keep you focused on basketball and you'll learn something from watching the game's best.
  • Play NBA Live 06 - There's an old saying that the devil finds work for idle hands - so put your hands to work with NBA Live 06. Virtual hoops obviously isn't the same as playing on a real court but it's a good way to stay in the game and take your mind of your injured foot.
  • Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

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