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The Ultimate Guide to Playing Small Forward

  • Date:
    Mar 17, 2015

Small forwards need to have an all-around ability that makes them valuable to the team in a variety of ways. Though they're not the primary ball handler, small forwards need dribbling skills. Though they're not expected to be great post players, they need to be able to post up. Though they're often not the top scoring option, they need to be able to score.

Don't underestimate what you, as a small forward, mean to your team. And never turn down an opportunity to get better.

Here is your guide to some of the basics of the small forward position, with resources that specifically target what you need to work on:

Shooting

Whether it's from 3-point range, driving to the basket or something in between, small forwards are valuable if they can be versatile scorers. Here are tips to get you started:

• USA Basketball Shooting Drills


Defense


Small forwards need to be versatile enough to cover both bigger and smaller players. Here are some tips to make sure your defense is reliable in clutch situations.

• 6 Tips For Better Perimeter Defense

• VIDEO: Mass Defense Part 1


Strength and Conditioning

A power forward being asked to rebound, play physical defense and run the floor needs to be in tremendous physical shape. Here are strength and conditioning resources that will get you game-ready.

• 5 Exercises To Improve Power

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