Quiz the Coach - How Do I Play Against Tall Guys
Quiz the coach helps teens and kids with sports and fitness questions, as well as exercise tips and basketball drills.
So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?
Hey coach, I've been working really hard on my game. I've been playing basketball for hours every day, lifting weights every day and doing sit ups. The results are great and I've bulked up a lot. I make nearly all of my shots, which are usually all over the court since I'm a guard. After toning my muscles, I've also been able to take multiple people at once in my neighborhood. But the thing is, I'm still not that tall which isn't something I can fix, so when I play tall people that actually have some b-ball experience, I can't perform. What moves would you recommend I start practicing to fix this?
Hey mandomansionBasketball is, has been and always will be, a sport that's dominated by the vertically gifted. As a shorter player and a guard, you can still compete against taller players by improving your conditioning, fundamental skills and basketball smarts. For example, a point guard like Steve Nash is pretty small by NBA standards but he can compete against taller players, like Kobe Bryant or Dirk Nowitzki, because he has great ball-handling skills, foot speed and court vision. Nash doesn't hit a lot of threes with Tim Duncan right in his face, but he can use his quickness to get around and under Duncan and score a reverse layup. When Nash becomes over-matched by a taller defender or is double-teamed, he knows where his teammates are and is able to dish the ball off.
Here are a few skills and moves for you to work on, which will help you perform against taller rivals.
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