Consistent form, soft touch
Most young players can not shoot well. Even into high school, we see the majority of players unable to make even open shots Why is this?
- Form precedes function. Proper shooting form is not taught enough.
- Even when shooting form is taught, the players are often thrust into competition WAY TOO QUICKLY. With their form in development, their ability to improve is actually STUNTED via competition.
- Plain and simple–kids do not get enough shooting repetitions. Execution with NO THOUGHT is a habit. Kids must be able to pull the trigger quickly with proper form. This is accomplished in 1 way only–via thousands and thousands of practice repetitions. There are no tricks. There are no short cuts.
- Beginning players: proper ball position, coordinated leg drive at release, off hand falls off just prior to release, begin teaching wrist snap to create rotation
- Intermediate players: reinforce all of the above, introduce primary shooting footwork–JUMP STOPS and PIVOTS.
- Advanced players: reinforce all of the above, sharpen ball fakes (up fakes, hesitation moves, pass fakes), teach primary shots like the jump shot, the runner, the step back, the 3 point shot, the jump hook, the turnaround and others. See videos below.