Drill: Shooting Form with One Hand

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Coaching Objective

Skill Level: Beginner, Skill Development: Shooting. This is a beginners guide to help you develop and practice your shooting form. Great basketball shooters are made, not born. Besides talent, a good shooter requires many hours of practice. Steph Curry, who is one of the greatest shooters on the planet, makes 500 shots per day in the summer and makes 200 to 350 shots per day during the season! This drill will help you develop your shooting technique. The focus is on BEEF – Balance, Eyes, Elbow and Follow through. When you master this drill, challenge yourself by shooting position just outside your range.

Drill Instruction

  1. Begin by standing 1 big step from the hoop and balance your feet.
  2. Hold the ball with your shooting hand only (keep your other hand to your side)
  3. Lower the ball under your eyes, tuck your elbow low into your ribs and prepare to shoot.
  4. Shoot the ball with one hand and follow through finishing with your hands looking like a Swan (roll your wrist). Your hand should follow through and point to the hoop. Your arm should lock in at a position of 1 o’clock i.e. not straight up vertically above your head but slightly vertically forward.
  5. Get the rebound and repeat

Coaching Messages

  1. Remember BEEF – Balance, Eyes, Elbow and Follow through
  2. Focus on technique – getting your shooting technique right is more important than scoring.
  3. CHALLENGE YOURSELF: Set yourself a target for the number of goals to score without missing.
  4. CHALLENGE YOURSELF: Set yourself a target for the number of swishes.
  5. CHALLENGE YOURSELF: Shoot from a greater distance away from the basket. Stay within shooting range
  6. Be a Shooter and Be Awesome!

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