If you cannot score, you cannot win. There are no ties in the game of basketball – at least there aren’t supposed to be any ties.
Here are 10 coaching pointers to help your players improve their shooting.
- The shot starts with the feet and the proper stance.
- Be quick without hurrying.
- Get your feet ready first.
- Use, and hold, a high, one second in duration follow through.
- When practicing, take game shots, from game spots at game speed.
- Warm-up your shot every day before practicing or games.
- Players must become proficient at shooting off the catch when stationary, off the dribble and off the pass when cutting.
- Lock your focus on your target one full second before starting the shot.
- To make sure the shot is up and not out (flat), elevate the elbow above the eyebrow.
- When working on your shot to correct a flaw, go to the free throw line. Your free throw is the basis of your jump shot.