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Beginning Basketball – Basics – Running & Jumping

As a new season starts we explore how we at Frogs Basketball envision we assist in a player beginning basketball and the basics involved from a club perspective.

For many players and families starting out who may not have any basketball background it can be a daunting challenge on trying to understand what to look for in basketball program and how to set expectations in the first season or two. It is easy to over or under estimate the ability of your child and therefore place unnecessary pressure and unrealistic expectations on them. An experienced coach should be able to help you identify where your child is and help with an outline of fundamentals that they can begin to work on developing as a player.

Like any skills the correct repetition is required, some more than others, before establishing confidence in the skill to be able to utilize it in a pressure situation in a basketball game. During our Frogs Basketball training sessions for new and returning players we strive to teach basic basketball fundamentals via our drills that can be repeated at home in the drive way or backyard, at school or at the local park.

It is our hope that your child develops a passion to spend as much time as they can spare to become the best basketball player they can over time.


Crazy as it sounds some players don’t like to run due to their nature, personality or their physique. If you watch any professional basketball players they will need to be able to move as fast as they can more often than not to succeed. Many drills at training will be run in an uptempo pace to begin to instill a habit of being to play with speed, and as they progress, partnered with basketball knowledge.


Maybe jumping isn’t for everyone but I’m sure most basketball players will quickly say they would love to dunk the ball one day! Once again, like running, the skill of jumping needs to be taught as a habit from an early age. It is not expected that players will leap as high as they can in every situation but being prepared to jump, at the right times, within a basketball game can make a huge difference in those 50/50 situations as you try secure the ball for your team.

Let’s start running and jumping! #GoFrogs