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How to play center in basketball

Aug 31st 2012 at 3:51 AM

How to play center in basketball. One of the most important positions on the basketball court is the center. On offense, he is responsible for making the baskets at close range and on defense to stop the opposing team's basket.

 

Instructions

 

Work on basic shots that a center needs

 

Make a short jump shot with less than 6 feet (1.8 m) from the basket. Skip high to overcome the defenders.

 

Practice your shots posted. A jump shot requires high placed near the basket and rotate the ball with the fingers of your hand so that it touches the board about 6 inches (15 cm) above and to one side of the basket. The ball must bounce on the board and go. Practice shots with both hands placed.

 

Develop a short hook shot. A hook shot is made by hand pulling further away from the defender, with the opposite side of body facing the defender (a man standing near the defender) and the basket. With a circular motion, pulling the ball over your shoulder, over the defender and into the basket.

 

Fakes a shot, moving the body as if to shoot to cause the defense to move, then pull.

 

Play offense as a center

 

Run for the hurt quickly to get in position for a shot if you are discovered quickly placed.

 

Stay near the basket when your team has the ball. Enter and exit the "painting" (the foul line painted in front of the basket) to stay open facing the basket and can shoot.

Find the open man to pass the ball if you are well covered or not you have an open shot at the basket.

 

Shoot with one of the basic basketball shots you've practiced. The more shots you know well, you'll have more opportunities to score.

 

Fight putting your body between the basket and the defender when a teammate pull.

 

Move quickly and takes the bounces of the rim or the board fails when a classmate shot long jump info.

 

Play either as a center defending

 

Run to the basket to defend and prevent the other team from scoring quickly.

 

It takes more space playing with your legs and your arms more open than when you play on the offensive.

 

Blocks shots as you can, posicionándote between the shooter and the basket and extending your arms as high as possible. When the opponent to shoot jump manual, jump as high as possible to try to hit the ball with one hand.

 

Put yourself in the paint to stop players attempting a shot and then placed his shot blocked.

 

Put your body between the basket and the other team to fight under the basket when the opposing team shoot.

 

Take loose balls bounce off the rim or the board to take possession of the ball.

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