Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Release Off Wrong (Ring) Finger

Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Release Off Wrong (Ring) Finger
By Dr. Hal Wissel

Correcting shots that circle out due to release off the wrong finger is listed below, along with suggested trigger word to correct this. Trigger words are positive words, preferably one syllable words, that you associate with the correct mechanics of your shot and reinforce rhythm and confidence.

Error: Your shot circles out due to release off wrong (ring) finger.  

Correction: To prevent releasing the ball off the wrong (ring) finger make sure you release the ball off the pads of your index finger. Suggested trigger word is “Point!”

Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Release Off Wrong (Ring) Finger

Edited from:
Wissel, H. (2011). BASKETBALL: Steps to Success. Third Edition. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.
Wissel, Hal. (2005). Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics DVD. Basketball World, Suffield, CT.
Wissel, Hal. (2009). Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic DVD. Basketball World, Suffield, CT.

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