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Catch and Shoot Off Screen

Catch and Shoot Off Screen By Hal Wissel When cutting off a screen wait until the screen is set. Set up your defender by by faking away before cutting off the screen. You can cut to early, but not to late. If you cut early the screener may not be set... (more...)

Catch and Shoot off Pass from Side

Catch and Shoot off Pass from Side By Hal Wissel When you receive a pass from your strong-hand side, block the ball with your non-­shooting (far) hand, placing your shooting hand facing front (behind the ball) and resetting your non-shooting hand... (more...)

Shooting with a Quick Release

Shooting with a Quick Release By Hal Wissel Most shots in basketball are open shots (end of fast break, draw-and-kick out, ball passed out of trap, ball rotated versus zone or help defense, cutting off screen, pick-and-pop, long rebound, etc.).  When... (more...)

Basketball Shooting Catch and Shoot Lead-up Drills

Basketball Shooting Catch and Shoot Lead-up Drills By Dr. Hal Wissel Shooting close to the basket as a warm-up helps you develop confidence, rhythm and mechanics. Objectives of the Catch and Shoot Lead-up Drills: 1. Improve ability to catch and shoot... (more...)

Basketball Shooting Lead-up Drills

Basketball Shooting Lead-up Drills By Dr. Hal Wissel Shooting close to the basket as a warm-up helps you develop confidence, rhythm and mechanics. Strong-Hand Shooting Warm-up One-hand shooting, using either the strong hand or the weak hand, is an excellent... (more...)

Mentally Correcting Your Shot After a Miss

Mentally Correcting Your Shot After a Miss By Hal Wissel Many players get upset over their errors, particularly missed shots, and often dwell on the mistake to the point that subsequent play is affected. Each time you recite a negative word out loud,... (more...)

Make Your Shot Automatic with Daily, Specific, Measurable Goal Setting

Make Your Shot Automatic with Daily, Specific, Measurable Goal Setting By Hal Wissel Most basketball players want to improve their shooting. That is good, but to reach your basketball shooting goals takes daily, specific, measurable goal setting and correct... (more...)

Understanding Your Shot and Becoming Your Own Best Coach

Understanding Your Shot and Becoming Your Own Best Coach By Hal Wissel Becoming a better shooter takes self-discipline, hard work, and correct practice. Most of the time you will be practicing alone without a coach to help you. Learning to understand... (more...)

Integrating the Mental and Mechanical Aspects of Shooting

Integrating the Mental and Mechanical Aspects of Shooting By Hal Wissel As important as confidence is, accurate shooting requires more than positive thinking; it also requires shooting skill. Neither mental confidence nor mechanics alone is enough. Success... (more...)

Jump Shot Mechanics

Jump Shot Mechanics By Hal Wissel The mechanics of shooting include balance, sight, hand position, elbow-in alignment, shooting rhythm, and follow-through. To develop your shot it is best to concentrate on only one or two mechanics at a time. 1. Balance:... (more...)

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