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6 Tips to Improve Shooting Accuracy in Basketball

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Sports are all about doing better than you did before. Whether it comes to playing the game itself, coordinating with your teammates with discipline or interacting with people in general, good sportspersons constantly strive to hone their game while applying the lessons they learn while playing in situations of daily life. In this regard, basketball is no different. It requires a high level of stamina, great teamwork, a healthy determination and a great aim. Shooting accuracy matters a lot in a game like a basketball because the points you get depend solely on how the ball goes through the loop. Here are six ways in which you can improve your throwing game.

  1. Balance and Stance

In a fast-paced sport like basketball, where a major part of the game involves running, moving and manoeuvring through equally talented players, the balance and stance of the player play an important role in the quality of the player’s throw. Especially while shooting for a goal, the direction of your feet and the distance between them are important to keep you stable enough to shoot correctly.

  1. Correct Grip

The way you hold the ball while you are shooting will have a significant impact on how the ball travels to the hoop. Keeping your fingers spread too far apart will cause discomfort that can impede your ability to shoot well. Instead, a comfortable grip, with your finger pads in firm contact with the ball, the guiding hand placed on the side of the ball and the shooting hand placed behind the ball will go a long way in allowing the ball to travel the way you want it to. Aside from these tips, there are several rules that must be followed when you want to know how to shoot a good goal.

  1. Focus on The Target

The first instinct of many players would be to pay attention to the trajectory of the ball while throwing, the truth is, this method does little more than making the player self-conscious about his or her throwing style. Many coaches agree that focusing on the target instead does a lot more towards helping the ball go into the hoop since this will help you angle your body towards the goal the right way. Angling your body towards the hoop is another aspect to keep in mind while shooting.

  1. Delivery and Timing of The Throw

Everything about your throw, right from the angling of your feelings to the exact point where you let go of the ball, matters when you shoot for that goal. The best time to release the ball is said to be right before your arm reaches the top. The ball must also stay in front of your body at all times so that you can control the trajectory of the ball better.

  1. Practice, Practice, Practice

No matter the craft, one thing has remained consistent throughout history; practice makes perfect. As a basketball player, you will need to practice intensively and with a solid goal in mind. Especially if you’re shooting for a scholarship through your game, you will need to put in long hours of practice and repeat right shoots until they become second nature to attain the level of skill that college recruiters are looking for.

  1. Optimistic Spirit

As a player, your attitude towards the game has to boost your morale enough for you to play a good game. Your spirits must be reasonably high with your confidence in your skills and your trust in your teammates intact. This does not mean, however, that you allow your spirit to turn into overconfidence. Overconfidence can lead to you letting your guard down, which may not lead to a good result during the game. A healthy optimism can keep you focused on the game while not hindering your skills while playing.

Dedication and persistence are two things that are key when it comes to improving your shot while playing, but it has been done before and definitely can be done again. Constant and consistent practice will go along way in helping you perfect your aim. Be sure to avoid falling into bad habits concerning your gameplay and listen to the advice your coach has for you.

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Alabama Based Photographer Heather Mitchell’s Powerful Photo Shoot of Her Daughter As Athletes and Princess Goes Viral on Social Media

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Little girls are given one of the two labels since from their childhood after their birth either girly or tomboy. It is something Alabama-based photographer Heather Mitchell saw happening to her own eight-year-old daughter, Paislee, at softball practice.

Mitchell said, one of the moms told me (my daughter) was not athletic-that she was a girly girl, responding to this, Mitchell said.  “I couldn’t sleep that whole night. All I could think was, ‘Why does she have to choose?’” She felt the same about her other 15-year-old daughter, Ivy.

Heather Mitchell recalls playing sports in her school in her childhood and wearing makeup to all her games which she used to play.

She firmly believes that “our daughters do not have to choose” what they are and what they want to be. This is what inspired this mom to create an empowering photo shoot featuring girls as both, athletes and princess at the same time.

She started taking photographs of her fierce-looking daughter, Paislee who wore a princess dress and a beautiful tiara during her photo shoot while posing with sports gear.

She also shared them on her Facebook account, where she has been flooded with the requests of the same photo shoots by the other parents for their daughters.

The photo shoots taken by her sold-out incredibly quickly and she also has promised that more photo shoots will be available soon with more creative concepts.

The very talented photographer has shared all the beautiful photos she has taken so far of her daughter in a Facebook post, writing, “Because you can do it all.”

And Heather is proud of her work what she has done so far but she said that she has never imagined that this kind of response she will receive from her fans after doing this photo shoot.

Most of her fans appreciated the work done by her. She has got more than thousand of likes, shares and comment on her Facebook post she has created along with a kind message, “girls can be and do whatever and however many things they want.”

 “I hope that every little girl that sees this series can see that there is no box, “Whatever their dreams are, they can achieve them.”

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She has given this message to every little girl out there! Paislee and Ivy are literally so lucky to have a mom like her who always tries her best to bring the best for their daughters.

After seeing her talented work, we can’t wait much for her next photo shoot. This is truly very empowering and inspiring for other moms and their little daughters.

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BCCI Announced Their Pick for The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which is India’s cricketing body has recently introduced a 15 man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 which will be organised in England and Wales from 30th May till the middle of July.

The ICC Squad is led by none other than Virat Kohli who will be leading the team and MS Dhoni will be keeping wickets as usual. While, Dinesh Karthik has taken the second spot for the wicketkeeper and unfortunately, Rishabh Pant hasn’t made to the list this time.

The BCCI has selected batsmen KL Rahul who is selected on the basis of some of his good domestic and international performances.

Though, Shankar’s inclusion is still surprising to most of us. Most of them were expecting Rishabh Pant to be selected in the final list, chief selector MSK Prasad has defended the decision by saying “Definitely a case where we debated in length. We all were in unison that either Pant or DK will come in only when Mahi is injured.

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In an important game, wicket keeping is also important. That’s the reason we went with Dinesh Kartik”.

The chief selector, MSK Prasad has further added that KL Rahul will be the reserve opener and will play in the middle order depending on what the team management deems fit to be.

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There was some confusion going on between the board for making the final selection of batting spot. Now they have selected Vijay Shankar for this role.

They have told that they have tried on a few people at No. 4, we gave some chances to Rayudu also but what Vijay Shankar brings is three-dimensional. We are expecting him to see at no. 4 to begin with, told by MSK Prasad at the time of press briefing.

India will begin with its World Cup 2019 campaign on June 6, 2019, where they will be playing against South Africa at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

While India VS Pakistan encounter is scheduled for June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

Have a look at Full Squad: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami.

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MS Dhoni and Wife Sakshi Dhoni Giving Us Perfect Couple Goal As They Were Caught Sleeping On The Floor of Chennai Airport

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Don’t you think that MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi Dhoni are the cutest couples ever? Might be so many girls must be feeling jealous of her as she has got one of the best and the coolest husband that one can ever have. Undoubtedly, Sakshi Dhoni and MS Dhoni make a gorgeous couple together or you can say the best or cute couple.

We wanted to tell you something more about their cuteness together which recently went viral on social media.

They both are giving us some major couple goals when we caught them sleeping together by sharing a single trolley bag as a pillow on Chennai Airport. Let’s have a look at some more cute things of the couple together:

We all are familiar with their epic love story and how Dhoni had struggled a lot to woo Sakshi to make his place in her heart. Their awesome love story makes us believe in the magic of love all over again.

 

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On April 10, 2019, Dhoni has shared a picture with Sakshi on his official Instagram handle, wherein, we can see that they both are sleeping together on the floor of Chennai’s airport.

He captioned their cute picture as, “After getting used to IPL timing this is what happens if u have a morning flight.”

In an interview, Dhoni had talked about his wife, Sakshi and has shared that “She is the only one that provides me with the spark I might sometimes need. She is the person to whom I have a reference. In person, she is both loving and inspirational at the same time.

Sometimes she travels with me. One day, we both will see the sights together and then she says that can she move on the number second please on his priority list? But for the moment, I am here to play cricket. I have been giving this honour to play for my beloved country India so I want to see it through.’’

Well, they both never fail to give us major couple goals. They also have a cute daughter named, Ziva who seems to extremely talented just like his father and if we talk about this cute incident.

We can say that they are so down to earth as they did not feel humiliated by what they did as normal people do on airport or railway station. Hats off Dhoni Sir and Sakshi! God Bless You Both Always!

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