5-Minute Dribbling Routine for Beginners

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Dribbling for Beginners This five-minute workout is meant to improve your ball handling skills especially if you’re a beginner. Practicing these movements before warming up or working out will help improve your ball handling skills. Here are some ball handling drills for Irvine.  Ball Wraps Doing ball wraps is great for ball handling for beginners.…

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Basketball rules for beginners

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Hi, this is Joseph Martinez. What I’m noticing for beginners when they are first starting out is their ability to conceptualize the rules of basketball. In this post I go over the all basic rules a basketball player needs to know when they are first getting started. The rules of basketball, thankfully, are fairly straightforward.…

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4 Basketball Shooting Mistakes

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There are four very common mistakes that players make when looking to practice their jump shot and overall power generation when they release. These mistakes can easily be made when a player is trying to get better and stronger, and we’re here to help.  #1 Palm Placement When you have your palm on the ball,…

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Dribbling Drills for Beginners – Youth Basketball Orange County

OC Rain Basketball | Dribbling Drills for Beginners - Youth Basketball Orange County

When little kids first start dribbling, many of them have a lot of trouble developing the proper skills and mechanics to dribble. A majority of them try doing the hard NBA moves that they see Steph Curry doing, but they don’t know how to carry those over to the games, and more importantly they haven’t…

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5 Takeaways from 2016’s OC Rain Basketball Camp

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Hi everyone, this is Ellie with OC Rain Basketball. As a lover of basketball and little kids, I was really looking forward to a week full of fun. And I wasn’t disappointed. Kids were cheering, improving their basketball skills, getting along with each other, listening to the coaches, playing games, smiling for the camera. It was…

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The Secret to Shooting Like LeBron James

OC Rain Basketball | The Secret to Shooting Like LeBron James

On June 19, 2016, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the rest the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team EVER in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA finals. They defeated the Golden State Warriors at the Oracle Arena, a place “that proved too much for so many teams.” Just how…

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How to Master the Triple Threat

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This is Joseph Martinez with OC Rain Basketball, I really appreciate you taking the time to read this blog post. We haven’t written anything is a while The TRIPLE THREAT POSITION is a term that really gets the kid’s attention. They like how it sounds and it is fun to establish a position that makes…

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Zone vs Man Defense for Basketball

OC Rain Basketball | Zone vs Man Defense for Basketball

Hey this is Joseph Martinez, Nike Skills Trainer | Co-Owner of OC Rain Basketball | Former Professional Basketball Choosing between a zone and man-to-man defense can be a difficult decision for many coaches. Too often this decision is based on factors beyond the coach’s control, such as the time a team has to learn a…

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5 of the Biggest Basketball Shooting Mistakes

OC Rain Basketball | 5 of the Biggest Basketball Shooting Mistakes

Hey this is Joseph Martinez with OC Rain Basketball, Shooting is such a critical component of being a complete basketball player. In this blog post I share with you most of these fixes, you are going to need to start away from the hoop and take hundreds and thousands of shots. You can find a…

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