Mastering Basketball Skills through Muscle Memory

mus·cle mem·o·ry


The ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.
"Typing relies heavily on muscle memory"

So does basketball!

  • One remarkable aspect of mastering basketball skills through muscle memory is that it occurs very fast! (in a matter of days!)
  • Basketball players that are willing to alter their practice habits will be amazed at how fast their skills will improve. 

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Examples of muscle memory are found in everyday activities that become automatic.

These skills improve with practice -- especially with deliberate practice.

When a movement is repeated over time, long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. That is the key -- WITHOUT CONSCIOUS EFFORT.  This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems.

  • For basketball players, this means that players can become more confident without having to think about the basketball. 
  • Muscle memory frees up players' minds to become basketball players and make basketball plays. 

You absolutely must be able to perform basketball skills automatically without thinking about the ball when you play basketball.


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