Sing: “It is very important to pick the right basketball because playing with an incorrectly sized ball can have long-term negative effects on a player’s technique. When younger players use a larger basketball, they tend to compensate by shooting with both arms or dropping the shoulder, thus developing bad shooting habits.
Additionally, different leagues have various restrictions regarding the size, material, and colour of the basketball. So how to choose the right basketball? In my coaching experience, all primary schoolers will use size 5 balls, girls in middle school will use size 6 whereas boys will use size 7. Different sizes of basketball are made specifically for different age groups and genders.”
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