How to Keep Your Basketball Skills Fresh, Even While at Home
Seth Amoah, our Sports and Recreation coordinator, understands the impact that sports can have on people and particularly in children’s lives. Now, with kids being home practicing basketball skills isn’t just about getting better, it’s an easy way to keep kids active and busy.
Even if your child isn’t part of the Wolves program and doesn’t play basketball, encouraging them to pick up a ball and trying out some of these exercises could prove to be fun. You never know your child may even surprise you and acquire a new love for the game.
1 – 20 minutes home workout
- Push ups 3 sets 10 reps
- Squats 3 sets 10 reps
- Sit ups 2 sets 12 reps
- Front Planks 2 sets 45 secs
2 – Basketball At-Home Workout
All-Around (10 seconds going right, then repeat going left)
- Around your Head
- Around your Hips
- Around your Knees
- All 3 together Head-Hips-Knees-Hip-Head
3 – Dribbling (sit on a chair or sit against the wall) (3 sets 45 secs each)
- Crossover under both legs
- Dribble under one leg (45 secs each leg)
- Figure 8 (45 secs each way)
***if you have a tennis ball, you can dribble the tennis ball anytime, anywhere.
4 – Shooting
- Laying on the floor on your back
- Laying One Hand Form Shooting (3 sets 10 reps)
- Laying Form Shooting (3 sets 10 reps)
With the shooting form, shoot the ball straight in the air and try and catch it from where you shot from. (you can do this with only one hand or use both hands to hold the ball)
5 – Sitting Form shooting (3 sets 10 reps)
Sit on a chair and have the ball on hand in a shooting form and then release the ball as if you are shooting, focus on the release and keep your hand in the release position for 2 seconds after. (put a pillow or anything soft in front of you that will help with the noise of the basketball when it lands)
***same drill with both hands on the ball (3 sets 10 reps)
It is important to stretch once you have completed this workout, it will help with body soreness and relaxes your muscles.