How Can You Get Better At Basketball Fast? (Guaranteed!)

You can get better at basketball fast by practicing! That’s the only way you’re going to get good. To get good at basketball fast, you can be specialized in one aspect of the game first, such as shooting, rebounding, passing, or playing defense. Or, you can be a well-rounded player who is great at everything. However, no matter which you choose, you must practice! Practice does not have to be boring. It should be fun! If it’s not fun, you won’t improve. So, what I am going to suggest here is that you pick out one area of the game and become the best at that particular aspect of the game.

What are some things you can do to get better at basketball?

You can get better at basketball by focusing on your weaknesses! Don’t try to be all things to all people. Instead, pick one thing (weakness) and work to make it your strongest point! So, if shooting is one of your weakest areas, you should practice shooting more than any other game aspect. You know, there’s a quote I like: “The best way to get good at anything is to do a little bit every day.” So true! The truth is that you cannot improve if you do not practice! So, pick one area (weakness) that you feel you need to work on, and you will improve dramatically! You can also get better at basketball by working on your strengths!

Why Do You Want to Improve Quickly?

There are several reasons why people want to improve as fast as possible: They don’t have much time. If this is the case for you, you should concentrate on one aspect of the game first and then add the other aspects as you go along. For example, if you are concerned about your lack of shooting ability, you should start with that and then work on passing, rebounding, and playing defense as you get more comfortable with the game. By the way, this is also a good way to learn the rules of the game.

It will slow down the learning process if you try to learn everything all at once. So, I suggest that you become the best in one particular area (weakness) and then add the other areas as you improve. 

How does someone improve quickly?

It’s simple: They work on their weaknesses! If you are serious about becoming an excellent basketball player, you should concentrate only on improving your weakest skills. For example, if you are terrible at free throws, you should become a great foul shooter first. If you are terrible at passing, you should work to become a great ball handler first.

Here are some traits basketball players need to get better quickly

  1. Practice and repetition: 
    As I said earlier, you cannot improve without practice! So, pick one of your weaknesses (you should only have one) and then work to get better at that one thing until you are great at it. Next, add the other things one at a time as you become more and more skilled at the first. This will take time. But, don’t worry; you will get there! 
  2. Motivation and self-belief:
    You must believe in yourself and have the right kind of “can do” attitude if you make any real progress. Without this, nothing is going to happen. So, what is the best way to boost your self-esteem? It’s very simple: Just do something that proves to yourself and others that you are a competent and worthy person.
  3. Good habits, no bad habits:
    The best way to develop good habits is by doing them frequently. The more you do something, the more you will develop a “muscle memory” for it. This is especially true with things you enjoy doing. Therefore, if you enjoy playing basketball, do it often! The more you practice, the better you will get at it.
  4. Dealing with the stress of competition:
    All skilled artists (including musicians, actors, writers, and even highly successful businessmen) get stressed out when under pressure. The more pressure you are under, the more your performance will improve. So, how can you deal with the stress of competition positively?

    The answer is easy: You just keep doing what you have to do to win! If you are playing against another person, that means you should play as hard as you can. If you are playing against a group of people, you should try to outwork them. If you are playing against a team, you should do everything possible to win your team.

How quickly am I going to improve in basketball if I start now?

You typically get better within a few months, But this is provided if you do the work. If you don’t, it could take years for you to reach your potential. Practicing to get better is a tough job, but it’s worth it. If you want to get good at something, you have to keep at it for a long time! It’s like exercising a muscle: The more you use it, the stronger it gets. The main thing that separates world-class athletes from mere mortals is that world-class athletes will always push themselves further than others will ever admit to.

What basketball practice should you focus on?

  • Shooting:
    You should spend an enormous amount of time on your shooting. You should do this until it becomes almost automatic. When you are working on your shooting, you should concentrate on perfecting your stroke. You should spend much more time working on your form than the actual shot itself. Dealing with the ball: Handling the ball involves dribbling, passing, and receiving the ball after you have passed it.
  • Passing and Receiving Skills:
    Passing and receiving are two of the most important skills you can develop to be a good basketball player. Many great players say that without these two skills, you will never be a good basketball player. Passing and receiving is one of the fundamental skills every basketball player must-have. There are many different ways to pass and receive the ball.

    Here are three of the most common:

    Chest Pass:
    This is a simple pass where you throw a straightforward pass to the receiver. This is one of the most basic passes in basketball, and everyone should make it. When you are working on your chest pass, concentrate on throwing the ball with topspin. If you don’t have topspin on your chest pass, your receiver will not be able to get any speed on the ball, and he will therefore not be able to shoot it very far or accurately. Underhand Pass: An underhand pass is exactly like a chest pass, except for the hand receiving the ball below the waist.

    Overhead pass:
    You pass the ball overhead with the idea that your receiver will catch it and take it the distance to the basket. This is another simple pass. However, this one is a little more difficult because you are passing the ball over your head and the heads of your defender and your teammate, who are trying to stop your pass. This is where practice makes perfect! Overhead passing is very useful when you are being double-teamed by a defender who is taller than you. When you do this correctly, you give your teammate a chance to get open for an easy basket.

    Dribble pass:
    You dribble the ball towards your teammate and then pass it to him by bouncing the ball on the floor in the direction of the intended receiver. This is a great way to pass when a defender is pressuring you. If you do it right, your teammate will be able to catch the ball with his fingertips and immediately shoot it with a nice, easy motion. This pass is also great for backdoor cuts. 
  • Defense:
    This is the part where most people get confused. In order to be a good defender, you don’t have to block a lot of shots or even rebound a lot of balls. A really good defender knows exactly where his teammates are on the court at all times and knows what they are going to do before they do it. He is always in a position to help out his teammates, and he is always in a position to stop his opponents from scoring. One of the best defenders was Dennis Rodman. He wasn’t tall, but he had incredible lateral quickness and an almost psychic awareness of where everybody was on the court at all times. Another thing that separates great defenders from the rest of the pack is the ability to anticipate where the ball is going to be after they have made their move. 
  • Dribbling and Passing: 
    One of the best ways to improve your dribbling and passing skills is to play one-on-one against a defender who is just as good or better than you. If you do this often enough, you will soon figure out the exact motion you must use to throw a certain type of pass, or you will learn how to change directions with the ball and how to quickly accelerate or decelerate to gain or lose ground on your defender. Playing one-on-one will also help you become more aware of the defensive schemes that are being employed against you. For example, if you are playing against a man-to-man defense, you will soon learn that you can’t simply drive the ball past your defender because he will stay right with you all the way to the basket.  
  • Perseverance:
    The best players I have ever seen never got very excited about winning or losing a game. They always maintained an even keel and used the outcome of a game as just one more drill to help them improve their game. This mental attitude is extremely important, and most people who lack it never really achieve great success. However, those same people often go on to have enormously successful careers in other aspects of their lives. So don’t worry about whether you are going to make the basketball team or not. Instead, just keep working hard, and after a while, you will find that you have developed into one of the best players available.
  • Physical abilities: 
    Being in shape for basketball is of utmost importance as it helps you have more endurance and makes it easier for you to run up and down the court non-stop for 40 minutes. If you are not in great shape, you should do some light jogging or walking early in the morning before you do anything else. Don’t try to become a bodybuilder. Just get in enough shape to have a nice, lean, and fit body. Also, you should work on your vertical leap. This will help you get higher in the air and thus be able to shoot over your opponent or even dunk the ball if he is standing under the basket. This is one of the best overall workouts you can do, and it will also improve your basketball skills dramatically. Workouts: I would recommend the following workout routine, which is designed to give you an all-around increase in your speed, strength, and endurance.

What are some tips for success in basketball?

Here are some tips for success in basketball:

Don’t get frustrated: 

If you ever get down, just keep working on your game, and before you know it, you will be soaring again. Remember, the game of basketball is a marathon, not a sprint.

Don’t get too high when you are doing well: 

You must stay even-keel and never get cocky or overconfident about your ability. The best players I have ever seen had always remained humble and never got overconfident about their abilities even when they had an excellent game.

Don’t get too low when you are doing poorly: 

Never give up. Even if you are down by 20 points, you can still win the game if you play hard enough. If you do that, then all of a sudden, you will find yourself within striking distance and able to make a comeback.

Never give up:

If you do give up, you will surely lose!

Develop a great work ethic: 

This means doing more than is required of you just because “it is the right thing to do.” It also means doing extra chores for the coach without being asked. You must learn to embrace the concept of “work” and stop thinking about how much fun it is supposed to be. Work should be fun, but only if it helps you get where you want to go. If you enjoy working, it will be easy for you to keep working even when the going gets tough.

Partaking in Practice:

Practice does not make perfect. No matter how much practice you have, you will always be able to improve your game. Therefore, the best players I have ever seen never let themselves get into a rut. They are always seeking out new drills to improve their game. Also, they never stop working on their individual skills. For example, if they are having a bad day shooting the ball, they will spend time working on their shooting. However, they won’t just sit there and wait for the good days to come. No, they will keep shooting until they are good at it. This is the same attitude you should have with your own basketball skills. Keep shooting, keep running, keep working, keep getting better! 

Importance of Team Work:

There is no such thing as a great player in the world who can dominate an entire game by himself. Almost every great player I have seen has had help from his teammates. In fact, it is not only acceptable; you must get help from your teammates if you want to be great. It is not fair for you to ask your teammates to do all the work and allow you to sit back and enjoy the glory. If this was the case, nobody would be able to be great! You must embrace the concept that without your teammates, you will always be average at best. And, don’t even think about trying to play great basketball unless your teammates are also playing great basketball.


This means each fraction of a second count. Therefore, you must pay extreme attention to every detail of the game. For example, if you are on defense, you must know exactly where the other team is going to pass the ball and who they are going to pass it to. If they pass it to their big man, you must know that he will probably attempt to go up for a shot. If he gets the ball and takes it to the basket, you must know how to stop him from getting the ball again. If he goes to the foul line, you must know to pay attention to him so you can jump out and contest his shot.