Gone are the days when only boys dribbled the ball down the court.
Today, and in schools, colleges and universities around the world, girls are playing basketball.
In fact, there is even a professional basketball association called the WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association. And according to its website at WNBA.com: “On April 24, 1996, women’s basketball announced “We Got Next” as the NBA Board of Governors approved the concept of a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to begin play in June 1997. Since then, the WNBA has been the home for the best women’s basketball talent in the world.With the league about to enter its 19th season, take a look back at WNBA’s bright history.”
So take that boys.
In any event as the school year kicks in, the basketball season is around the corner for both boysand girls.
That said your daughter will need some supplies as well as learn how to train for the season.
Read on for some quick tips on how she can be a great ball player.
What She Needs
She will need at least several pairs of basketball shorts for practicing. They should fit loose, but a nice fit on the waistline. We’re not talking short-shorts or Daisy Dukes — Basketball shorts should be no shorter than 1 inch above the knee. About halfway down the knee is a considered an appropriate length.
Another item that she will need are T- shirts. They should also be loose fitting.
In basketball, she will probably be falling on her knees a lot. To keep her knees from getting injured, buy some cushy knee pads.
She will need basketball sneakers for sure and high tops are the best choice because they protect the ankles.
Of course, she will need a basketball. For this, any color or size will do.
Sport bras are also a nice choice if she is playing basketball. They can be purchased from most sporting goods stores.
She should practice at least three times a week by running around the neighborhood. It will gether used to running in a real game.
Have her use your driveway to practice ball handling. Have her dribble the ball a little and try bouncing the ball between her legs. This can help her dribble in a real game when the time comes to be on the court.
Have her visit a local basketball court and practice shooting.
She should enjoy a good diet; don’t eat only sugary foods. It will put weight on and slow her down. Eat all vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and proteins.
Also, make her visit any basketball game there is going on in the area. If she watches other people play, she will learn from them.