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Starting Five was the idea of Isaac Tieman the owner and creator. Isaac, a former Australian schoolboy and regional representative basketball player knew the frustration of perfecting his basketball skills and knowledge. Make no mistake, he knew the repetitive practice of shooting and training worked and he was always prepared to do it…..but he knew there had to be a better way. A faster more competitive way to perfect his skills and play at his best.

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God- given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” Larry Bird.

Isaac purchased a few basketball aids and DVD’s online from USA websites and began to work on being better. Some worked, others made little or no difference. He worked on improving his percentage at the basket, his height in jumping and getting rebounds and his speed on the court. He improved his shooting, his techniques and his attitude. He understood that a game could come down to that shot from the free throw line, perfecting a 3 pointer or keeping your cool under pressure.

You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” Michael Jordan

Starting Five was created to give Australian Basketball players the competitive edge when training. Isaac has researched or personally used all of the products on this site. If the team at Starting Five doesn’t believe it will improve your technique or skills, it doesn’t make it on the site. This small but selective group of products have been chosen on their ability to perfect your techniques and skills, making you a better, stronger player.

Starting Five has negotiated with the overseas manufacturers to bring the best products at the best price to improve your skills as an Australian basketball player, with the security of dealing with an Australian company.

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results. Michael Jordan motivational quote


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