How To prepare your body for Nike 3ON3 Basketball

Feeling and playing like a champ go hand in hand.  Evander Holyfield once said, "It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters."

Here are 6 things you need to do, to get your mind and your body ready for Nike 3ON3:

1. Get plenty of rest the night before the big game
You don't want to be drowsy and grumpy when you play and studies show that plenty of rest leads to awareness and responsiveness on the court.

2. Eat healthy through the day
Eat a light dinner the night before and make sure you get breakfast and lunch  before the game.  If you are hungry before the game, have a small snack (i.e. protein bar) and be sure to stay hydrated!  Sweet Young Coconut is the best, 100% natural, way to stay hydrated throughout the day.

3. Be sure to stretch!
Stretch and then shoot around to help loosen up for the game. Some stretches that will be more beneficial would be squats, lunges and sitting down with your legs spread and touching your toes. (do each for about 30-60 seconds)

4. Get your mind in the game
Arrive at the game about 30-45 minutes early. Think about the plays, who's on your team, the other teams players and what might be their strengths. Have a plan; like who takes who on man to man.

5. Study the pros and watch others play
Try watching a few NBA matches, see how they run plays, setup defense, and communicate on the court.  Like the previous step, get to the game maybe 30-45 minutes earlier than your actual game-time. See if there are teams already on the court playing their game before yours, watch how the players interact with each other.

6. Get Pumped Up!
This is the big day and you're going to win!  Listen to music that gets you pumped up, be encouraging to team mates, and get some positive momentum going.

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