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Playing Smart

Playing intelligently and gaining a competitive advantage

Player performance is dependent on the correct execution of the basic fundamentals and timing. All the basketball skills and abilities in the world are of little value unless they are applied correctly. When learning and refining basketball skills, it is just as important to learn "WHY" and "WHEN" as well as "HOW" to perform and execute them.

"When torrential water tosses boulders,it is because of its MOMENTUM;
When the strike of a hawk breaks the body of its prey, it is because of TIMING.
Thus the momentum of one skilled in war is overwhelming when his attack is precisely regulated."

Sun Tzu Wu, 450 BC

Prepare for the best. When physical talent and abilitities become even, then "little things" become paramount. By knowing the rules as well as, offensive and defensively, knowing what to do in certain situations such as end of game, free throw, jump balls, out of bounds, full and half court pressure, will certainly provide a player with a definite competitive advantage.

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