In basketball, the point guard is the team general, the player who holds the ball most of the time. These steps will show you how to be the best on the pitch.
Step 1. Work on your stamina
You should run 5-10km 2-3 times a week. This way you won't have any stamina problems.
A point guard must always be fit and, if you want to run for a long time, you will need to follow a good diet. Eat lots of carbohydrates. Fruit will give you some energy. A little junk food every now and then isn't so bad. Pasta or potatoes are great before a game, but don't overdo the quantities, especially before competitions. Drink lots of water
Step 2. Focus on the lower body
Basketball requires legs with explosive power, so you should do push-ups twice a week, 4 sets of 5-8 reps. Strong shoulders and abs will help you be a better player, so do push-ups twice a week and leg raises every other day to be able to get closer to the basket with ease. If you can lift twice your weight you will have enough muscle to be more effective on the court. Try to do this once or twice a month.
Step 3. Try to practice your dribbling as much as possible
Keep your center of gravity low, your back straight and don't look at the ball. Practice doing this in different ways. For example, do 15 meters dribbling with two balls while keeping low, then at medium height, then high. Then use a single ball, dribbling it between the legs, then behind the back, then turning around, etc., etc.
Step 4. Don't be afraid to take risky steps
Serve your teammates under the basket with high passes so the defenders don't intercept them.
Step 5. Be a true leader
Remember that the point guard has the team in hand - always think about your teammates. Don't speed up the game too much. Just because you are fit doesn't mean the rest of the team is. If a player on your team is not doing their best, talk to them and try to let them know where they are wrong. Also, when you play as a point guard, you need to make plays that allow your teammates to score more, with a higher chance of making a shot.
Step 6. Make sure you play all court
Try to get at least 10 points or assists and GO TO BOUNCE.
Step 7. Follow some of these tips:
Step 8. Try to get the attention of the defenders:
if you manage to get your teammate free, you can give him a perfect assist to send him to the basket.
Step 9. Make unexpected plays
Make sure the defense has no idea what you are going to do. But don't overdo it and don't make stupid plays.
Step 10. If you want to score, make sure you get as accurate a shot as possible
You have to look for shots in the open position, make supports from under the basket, try to play towards the back line and not be stopped by your defender.
- A good point guard knows how to dribble. Train!
- Practice moving between objects and other people. A good point guard must always be ready to move between the opposing defense.
- Communicate with your teammates both in front and behind and make sure they know what patterns you want to implement.
- Don't get nervous. If you are not nervous, you will play much better.
- Get in touch! Your teammates will have more confidence in you and will reward you by making a basket thanks to your assists.
- Make sure you work on your physical condition.
- Don't force shots or passes.
- Try to vary the pace and change speed often or you will become predictable.
- In a game, your # 1 priority is to ASSIST, not to score. Your team won't be happy with you if you just try to score, but that doesn't mean you HAVE to pass. But if you do more assists, you will become a vital member of the team and if that happens you won't have to score 20 points per game to be the star of the team.
- Aim for ten assists and around 8 points per game. Imagine how this will affect your role on the pitch. You will have more minutes at your disposal, your teammates will be happy to play with you and you will be the star of the team.
- Don't brag too much if, after following these tips, you will be the best player on the team. Your companions will not be happy.
- Try to get enough rest: sleep at least 8 hours a night.
- Always be humble after games or training, even if you are the star of the team.
- Drink lots of water. Four liters a day will keep you from getting dehydrated. Furthermore, water is the most effective supplement, considering that all muscle reactions in the body occur in the presence of water.