The Basic Stance

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In this video, you will learn the base stance, essential for staying balanced and responsive in a game situation.

Keep watching to find out more basketball techniques, such as the triple threat position.

This versatile position will be useful to you whether you're running an offense or a defense.

Adam Simmons - "Long Rhode Home", "Piano Hop", "Tang-A-Lang"
Published by Alter K
Voiced by Xavier Gianni

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In this video you will learn the basic stance, which is the starting posture of every basketball move. This stance allows you to be quick and keep your balance, two of the most important points in basketball

To find the basic stance, bear these three things in mind: Positioning the feet, finding the right body stance and finding your balance.

First, positioning your feet.

Keep your feet parallel and turned toward the basket, a shoulder-width apart.

Secondly, finding the right body stance.

Bend your knees as if sitting in a chair and lean forward slightly, keeping your back straight.

Straighten up your head, keeping it in line with your body. This will help you see what's going on and make it easier to push the game forward.

Thirdly, Finding your balance.

Bend your ankles slightly, so that your heels raise a little from the floor. Ideally your bodyweight will be supported by the front 2/3 of your feet.

In most cases, the weight of the body will be spread equally between your feet. This will allow you to move quickly in any direction.

You can draw your hips back a little so that you feel perfectly balanced and stable.

Be careful not to stand up too straight, nor to slouch forward with your shoulders, which will make your stance less stable.

This stance requires some strength in your leg and torso muscles. Don't worry if you can't hold it for very long at the beginning, just keep practicing and you'll soon get the hang of it!

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