Benefits of Training Basketballs

If you want to be a better basketball player, there is only one way to do it. Arriving early and staying late. Countless hours in the gym putting up an endless number of shots. Relentlessly working on the fundamentals of the game, with an uncompromising will to improve. Yes, we are talking about practice… not a game, but practice. If you ask around the NBA who the hardest working players were, one name rises to the top.

In his decorated 20 year career, Kobe Bryant never once stopped working to get better. Everyone has their favorite Kobe workout story, but they all share a common theme. He was up before anyone else, worked out harder than anyone else, and showed an unrivaled determination every single day. Most teammates of Kobe will agree, he was a rare breed. Even those with similar abilities couldn’t match his work ethic. And as the next generation of basketball talent begins to develop its game, they’d be wise to learn a thing or two from one of the best to ever do it.

While you may not be to the point of matching Kobe’s 800 shots a day in your workout routine, there are ways to work more efficiently with your time on the court. Maker of the official NBA game ball, Spalding has also developed a series training basketballs that are designed to improve all facets of your game. Offering both weighted and oversized basketballs that feel and bounce just like regular balls. These tools can be the difference between a good player, and a great one.

Weighted basketballs have been around for years, and their effectiveness is backed by the testimonials of players everywhere. Many think a weighted ball is just for improving shooting range, which it does. But using a weighted ball to improve dribbling, passing, catching, and rebounding is just as impactful. The weighted basketball builds up the muscles in the arms, as well as strengthens the fingers and wrists. This leads to better grip on the ball and more control. Spalding makes balls weighing both 3 lbs and 6 lbs, allowing you to choose the appropriate size for your abilities. So whether you’re unleashing a lethal crossover or sliding a pass to a back door cutter, your command of the ball will provide confidence you need to take over the game.

Similar to the weighted balls, oversized balls can be a useful basketball training aid, as they too promote arm strength and enhanced ball control. But what these 33” sized balls do best is improve accuracy. The increased size is 12% larger than a standard ball, forcing players to be more precise with their shots. These balls can be particular effective for shots that require extra touch. Low post hook shots and in-the-lane floaters are both challenging, and demand additional practice. The inclusion of an oversized ball to the training regimen can play a vital part in the improvement with these specific skills.

You may not show up for practice 7 hours early like Mr. Bryant would. But you can take your training to the next level, and see your game elevate to its potential. Add a training basketball to your routine and take a step towards greatness.

Written by Dylan Hamilton, Sports Unlimited

 

Licensed Lacrosse Rebounders Bring the Big Game Home

Brine LAX Wall licensed lacrosse rebounders from teams like the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils let you train like your favorite players!

Lax TrainingIn the world of lacrosse, success means staying two steps ahead of the competition. That’s why serious players of all ages are always looking for the latest and greatest lacrosse gear.  It’s also why players train year round to develop their skills and keep them razor sharp.

But let’s be honest, it’s near impossible to get the entire team together every day for a full practice. That’s why the lacrosse gods, aka “Brine,” developed the ultimate lacrosse rebounder to let you train on your own time, anywhere you can. Lacrosse rebounders, also known as lacrosse walls, are the best lacrosse training aids around.

Brine Lacrosse rebounderSimple, yet ingeniously designed, they feature a durable target mat, tightly strung onto a lightweight metal frame. Like playing wall ball, lacrosse walls bounce any shot right back to you with plenty of force, keeping you moving, and practicing your shooting accuracy, power, and catching abilities, all at once. But unlike stable walls, Brine Lacrosse rebounders are light and a heck of lot easier to move! That means you can take them anywhere, and get your game on without having to scuff up any walls…especially the ones in your Mom’s house. Rebounders also easily adjust to almost any angle you need, and toss shots up to 30 feet, so shots you throw at the target get sent up high or dropped down low, keeping you on your toes and making for some versatile sessions.

Brine LAX Walls are the 1# best selling lacrosse training aid, used and trusted by over 25 college lacrosse programs across the country! Now, thanks to Brine and SU, you can train like your favorite college team, with a series of licensed lacrosse rebounders! Sharpen your passing accuracy, improve your shooting power, and stay two steps ahead with Brine lax rebounders from the North Carolina Tar Heels, Syracuse Orange, Johns Hopkins Blue Jays, or Duke Blue Devils. They also make incredible gifts for the lacrosse fan in your life!

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The licensed team thing not for you? Don’t fret! We’ve still got you covered with Brine LAX Wall rebounders in Carolina blue and black.

Perfect for outdoor drills, but complete with rubber pads for indoor practice, Brine Lacrosse Wall Rebounders are the ultimate training aids for a reason! Grab one today and don’t fall behind!

By Brandon Porter.Brandon is a product specialist at Sports Unlimited.