But, before we get to the song list, here are a few considerations for team deejays to always keep in mind. And now onto the music list which was compiled with input from dozens of players, coaches, parents and a few random strangers. I did my best to go through lyrics and weed out profanity, drugs and strong sexual content. But I may have overlooked something that you find unforgivably offensive.
What do you look to when you need to get pumped up during warm-ups pregame or to lift weights? The most effective option for many athletes is to play music. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track and soccer—yes, even soccer—players, can harness the adrenaline rush they trigger listening to these songs to receive a physical edge during competition. This is a remake of an earlier pump-up list. First, there's the "inspirational" track. The lyrics are the sole focus of this type of song. The next class of song is "swagger. The last type is a "fight" song. This music is exactly what it sounds like; what you listen to before a fight. Why It's Worthy: A lot of people hate DJ Khaled, but he comes out with hot beat after hot beat, and his lyrics have the cockiness that goes great on a warm-up CD.
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You get the advantage when you realize that it's all in your mind. If you want to win, you need to conquer your own fears first. To do that, you need to get yourself some good beats that help you stay on your feet. Basketball is one of the most popular sports, played everywhere in the USA, as well as a lot of other countries. It takes quite a bit of effort to get psyched up for any game, more so for basketball.
Can you imagine what basketball warm-ups would sound like, without music? That would be like cars without windows or ice cream scoops being served directly in your hand. Basketball shootarounds and music go hand-in-hand,because the music allows players to settle in their rhythm, while still staying loose and easing the nerves. On the flip side, certain songs are meant to hype players up before a big game.