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.
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