Whether your kids are young children who just like to bounce or they're teens who love to shoot hoops, Vuly’s Basketball Set
is the ultimate trampoline
addition for any of age. However, getting the perfect dunk every time is an acquired skill, and it can be a bit tricky for first timers—whether five or fifteen!
Previously, we've looked at ideal accessories for your trampoline
, but today, we want to explore how your kids can brush up on their skills with one of our classic accessories: the Basketball Set. We go through 3 steps that your kids need to slam dunk their way to Vuly
Vuly Basketball Set success – Use a ball that fits
If you’re teaching a little one how to shoot hoops, then a regular-sized basketball might be creating an obstacle; for a small body and tiny hands, it can be quite heavy and cumbersome!
Providing your child with a smaller, lighter ball—that the one that comes with Vuly's Basketball Set
—is ideal. They can focus on their technique, rather than simply trying to keep the basketball in their hands.
Vuly Basketball Set success – Start with one hand, and progress
Starting a child off with one-handed shooting can be far more effective than launching into the double-handed technique. Shooting one-handed develops their balance, hand-eye coordination and basic skills without overloading them with information.
Tip: Once your child has mastered the one-handed stance, have them use their second hand to simply support the side of the basketball. Make sure that the power is still coming from their ‘shooting hand’.
- Have your child stand in the shooting stance with their ‘shooting foot’ forward. Tell them to point their toe towards the hoop, with the heel of their other foot nestled inside their shooting foot’s arch.
- Direct them to balance the ball in their shooting hand, and arch it back, with their palm facing the sky. They should look like a waiter carrying a tray.
- Make sure that they hold the ball directly in front of them, rather than to the side. Check that their index finger is pointing towards their nose.
Vuly Basketball Set success – Practise follow-through
When the ideal stance is second nature, it’s time to shoot! Have them focus their eyes on their target: the centre of the basketball hoop. As they go to shoot, instruct them to extend their elbow, release the ball and ‘snap’ their hand to finish. Their shooting hand should be curled over to look like a fish hook.
Once they’ve achieved basic shooting, mix it up by asking them shoot from various places on the trampoline, use the backboard to score and shoot while moving.
Did our 3 steps for success help with your child’s shooting practice? Let us know what fun times you've had with your Basketball Set!