BASKETBALL SHOT TRAINING

Basketball shot training is something that must be performed on a daily basis to get the most out of your ability. Shooting the ball effectively is all about repeatedly practicing the correct fundamentals. The more repetitions you get shooting the ball correctly, the more chance you have of seeing positive results when they count.

Balance is a crucial part of basketball shot training. The player must be balanced on their feet to have a chance of making the shot. A ball is shot from the feet upwards, so if your feet are out of balance, the rest of your body will be too. Being on balance for basketball shot training should include the weight being evenly distributed on each foot with a slight bit more on the balls of the feet.

Having the shooting elbow in is a must when working on your basketball shot. The elbow should be tucked tightly against the body pointing toward the ground. The elbow should not be pointing out to the side. Having the elbow out to the side will cause the shooter to push the ball to one side or the other. When the elbow is in, the ball can more easily be shot in a straight line.

The shoulders of the shooter must be squared to the rim when training for your basketball shot. The shooter should be lined up so the rim is between the shoulders. This will ensure the body is true and square and will give the ball the best chance of going in. If the shoulders are not square the ball is more likely to be shot too far to one side or the other of the rim.

Your eyes should be focused on the rim, not the ball, with every shot that is taken during training. Focusing the eyes on the rim allows the shooter to concentrate on one fixed point instead of focusing on the ball which is constantly moving after it is released.

The follow through is to be high and it should be held until the ball hits the rim. The follow through starts as soon as the ball leaves the shooters hands and is the last point of contact the player has with the ball. The hand should end up above the head with the wrist bent and with all fingers pointing downwards. A good follow through can compensate for any deficiencies elsewhere in the shot.

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