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Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Side Rotation of Shooting Hand

Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Side Rotation of Shooting Hand By Dr. Hal Wissel Correcting shots that circle out due to side rotation of shooting hand are listed below, along with suggested trigger words to correct them. Trigger words are positive... (more...)

Correcting Shots that Miss Right and Shots that Miss Left

Correcting Shots that Miss Right and Shots that Miss Left By Dr. Hal Wissel Correcting shots that miss right and shots that miss Left are listed below, along with suggested trigger words to correct them. Trigger words are positive words, preferably... (more...)

Correcting Shots that Miss Short and Shots that Miss Long

Correcting Shots that Miss Short and Shots that Miss Long By Dr. Hal Wissel Correcting shots that miss short and shots that miss long are listed below, along with suggested trigger words to correct them. Trigger words are positive words, preferably one... (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...)

3-Point Shooting Leadup Drill: Shooting from a Chair

3-Point Shooting Leadup Drill: Shooting from a Chair By Hal Wissel Shooting from a chair fosters consistency in lifting the ball to the basket and extending the elbow completely on the follow-through. It is the single best lead-up drill for developing... (more...)

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...)

Basketball Shooting Confidence and Rhythm

Basketball Shooting Confidence and Rhythm By Hal Wissel Confidence is the Most Important Factor in Shooting Believe in yourself. You want to have confidence in your ability to make the shot every time you shoot. Confident shooters control their thoughts,... (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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