How Holger Geschwindner’s Crazy Coaching Philosophy Shaped Dirk Nowitzki

There’s a basketball academy in Würzburg, Germany, where an elderly coach named Holger Geschwindner teaches basketball by using methods that seemingly connect with everything, except basketball.  The so called “Institute of Applied Nonsense” is a subtle nod to all the critics who didn’t believe in his unorthodox methods. These methods would be put to the …

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How High Is A Basketball Hoop? A Brief Look At The History Of The Rim

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According to official rules, a basketball hoop is 10-feet (305cm) above the ground. Pretty easy to remember, huh? And what about in women’s basketball? Although women are on average shorter than men, the hoop in women’s basketball is also 10-feet high. For much younger players, however, a regular rim is simply too high. Playing basketball …

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Great Places To Practice Basketball

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Although you don’t technically need a ball and hoop to develop your jumping ability, you should always complement your physical workouts with some ball-time. This article covers all the places you can play ball and keep your ball handling skills up to scratch.

Are Your Sneakers A Limiting Factor?

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We have all heard the various claims made by the many international footwear companies that their brand of basketball shoes will make you run faster, jump higher and play better, but how much actual truth is there in these claims?