How to Play Basketball If You Are Short
Do not let anyone tell you that you are too short for basketball. If anyone does, ask them to take a look at Nate Robinson, who at 5 feet 9 inches is shortest professional basketball player. Robinson has won two slam dunk contests and one them involved him jumping over Dwight Howard, who is 6 feet 10 inches tall.
How to Play Basketball if You Are Short:
• Remember, smaller ball players are always faster. This is because smaller players have to work harder to compete with the taller ones and you have to have more speed. However, speed is just not enough. You should also have more stamina to run off your tail.
• You need to have the determination to get every loose ball in the court. This means being persevering. It goes without saying that speed and stamina are the vital tools that you require in this process.
• Speed is not just about building your legs. It also has a lot to do with your abdomen as short players have to jump a lot. In addition, building your abs will help you with your balance and suddenly changing direction.
• The fact that you will be elbow height compared to other players on the court, you should be ready to take a lot of beating. You will be hit by elbows on the face and be knocked over a lot. Rather than holding your face, wear your injury like a badge and be stoic.
• Use your physical attributes to be the most active player on the court. And above all, never give up. You will be put down a lot but always stay positive and in believe in yourself.