CHANCES ARE Gina Gildyard, Roosevelt High School’s varsity girls basketball coach, could whup you at trash ball—angling paper balls into those ubiquitous blue recycling bins at your nine-to-five. But that doesn’t mean she won’t offer you a few shooting tips so you can beat your coworkers.
|1. Crumple the sheet of paper into a tight, compact ball. But don’t make it too small—you should be able to grip it lightly with your fingertips.||2. Don’t show off with a fancy shot. Your chances are best if you aim for the back rim of the bin. Gently snap your wrist and arc the ball through the air.||3. Opponent still outshooting you? Don’t be afraid to use a little intimidation. “Yo momma” jokes usually do the trick.|