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In accordance with the diary of Tasmania cricketer Ed Cowan, this publication contains the left-handed batsman’s concepts at the video game, different avid gamers, motivational philosophies, and files of performances. humorous and clever, it deals a view into cricket existence off and on the pitch and what makes cricket tick for either its fanatics and gamers. faraway from the glamour of taking part in for Australia and uncomfortably as regards to the lengthy drop to amateurism, this narrative illustrates the strain and pleasure of a participant whilst each fit is rife with the potential for being stumbled on and propelled into foreign stardom within the dishevelled eco-friendly.

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Then dribble the balls in a crossover pattern in front of you. Once you are comfortable with two balls, add a one-ball-low, one-ball-high dribble and then switch the low and high hands.  . ” —Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Coach Good basketball begins with good footwork. Basketball is a game of angles, sharp cuts, and quick starts and stops. All the basic skills we’ll be talking about in this book spring from your ability to move quickly and sharply, with maximum control and minimum wasted motion.

41 42 Winning Basketball for Girls A Final Thought Footwork is one of the most neglected phases of basketball instruction. Many coaches and players are so intent on developing the ball skills— shooting, passing, dribbling—that they fail to appreciate the importance of footwork. But without proper footwork even the most polished ball skills will be of limited value. The feet are the foundation of the body, and footwork is the foundation of basketball. It’s what allows you to put your other skills to their best use.

Next, pass the ball around your legs 15 times, or time yourself—go for 30 seconds. Concentrate on developing a good feel for the ball and on maintaining good control.  . head, waist, knees and then back up. Next time, take the ball “around the world” in the other direction. Make sure when you pass the ball around the lower legs, that you “sit” down and not bend forward from the waist. This helps condition your legs to play defense. Head up, butt down! Figure-8 Drill Flex your knees and move your feet out so they’re at least a foot wider than your shoulders.

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