LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS

LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
by Tom Marumoto
Marumoto Basketball Academy

MEANING OF FUNDAMENTALS
The fundamentals are the basics. For example, in basketball, they are the essential skills that you need to have in order to be a good player

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS?
Fundamentals are the key, from youth leagues all the way up to the professional level to playing your best. The player who makes it at any level is the one who works on drills, listens, learns and practice, practice, practice.

REASONS TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
1. helps you play the game better
2. gives you confidence
3. keeps you from gettig hurt
4. makes up for a lack of athleticism
5. helps you get to the next level

HOW TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
Fundamentals are about preparation which is the key to success in
everything you do in life

Fundamentals is your foundation. A strong foundation is essential
to build anything. A solid founation based upon preparation is what
will help give your career a long life

Successful athletes and everyone else make it a habit to return to
basics and strengthen their foundation, or fundamentals

HOW DO YOU OBTAIN FUNDAMENTALS?
Working hard and the determination of obtaining the fun-
damental skills by properly learning the skills and practicing on
a daily basis

CORRECT PRACTICE SCHEDULE
1. use proper technique
2. begin slowly
3. focus onyour weak points
4. take advantage of the off-season
5. practice fundamentals, not just flashy moves

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