In August, Ultimate Hoops National Training Coordinator Tommy Davis took his annual trip to Lome, the largest city and capital of Togo, to continue sharing the game of basketball with local youth. We sat down with Davis to learn more about his trip, his campers and how a family tragedy inspired it.
When we think of basketball in Chicago we think of Michael Jordan. No offense to MJ, but that disregards Chicago's rich basketball history that can be traced back before there were fifty stars on the American flag.
Want to play real basketball but are stuck inside? Well, the UHlife.com editorial staff created a list of classic basketball games for you to keep your need for basketball satisfied until you can get back on the court.
Fighting through a screen is one of the least glamorous tasks in basketball. But as more teams find creative ways to get their best players an open shot in the half-court offense, getting through screens is a must-skill if you want to stay on the court.
Traditionally, ball handling drills are not as fun as shooting drills. However, shooting is only as important as your ability to get to the spot. Steph Curry is obsessive with his ball handling work, often spending hours with ball handling drills using the latest technology. But technology can only take your handle so far. The key is repetition.
As basketball players, we all dream of having the ability to shoot like NBA superstar Steph Curry. But for every seemingly effortless 27-foot shot Curry swishes, hours of repetitious shooting and fundamental training went into it.
Often times we identify success with numbers on the stat line or the amount of wins on the season, but we forget how we succeed is how we develop as people. Playworks and Ultimate Hoops have partnered to combine their mission statements and allow a wider range of people to be reached for the opportunity to be better athletes and learn valuable life lessons.