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 practices, practices, practices.
REASONS TO LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
1. helps you play the game better
2. gives you confidence
3. keeps you from getting 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 provide your foundation. A strong foundation is essential to building anything. A solid foundation 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?
By working hard and having the determination of obtaining the fundamental skills by properly learning the skills and practicing on a daily basis.
CORRECT PRACTICE SCHEDULE
1. use proper technique
2. begin slowly
3. focus on your weak points
4. take advantage of the off-season
5. practice fundamentals, not just flashy moves