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Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Throwing Ball

Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Throwing Ball By Dr. Hal Wissel Correcting shots that circle out due to throwing ball are listed below, along with suggested trigger words to correct them. Trigger words are positive words, preferably one syllable words, that...

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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 open face the rim...

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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 results...

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Drive Middle Runner

Drive Middle Runner By Hal Wissel The runner, or extended layup shot, is used when you are farther from the basket and you need to take a quick shot off a cut or drive. It is often used when you have driven by your defender and you are being picked up by a taller...

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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, act with negative...

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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 your own shot and...

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Drive Baseline Jump Shot

Drive Baseline Jump Shot By Hal Wissel The drill is performed by shooting a jump shot off a drive baseline from the wing on each side. First drive from the offensive left wing to the baseline and shoot a jump shot, and then drive from the offensive right wing to the...

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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: Your base, or...

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Shooting the Runner

Shooting the Runner By Hal Wissel The runner, or extended layup shot, is used away from the basket when a quick shot is needed off a cut or drive. The runner is shot the same way as the layup except the takeoff position is farther from the basket. This shot is often...

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Catch and Shoot Jump Shot at Elbow Drill

Catch and Shoot Jump Shot at Elbow Drill By Dr. Hal Wissel Most shots in a game are open shots. When open, the jump stop enables you to catch and shoot in one motion, thereby fostering a quicker release than the step and shoot, which is a two motion shot. It is also...

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Offensive Rebounding Drills

Offensive Rebounding Drills By Hal Wissel Tipping. Stand in front of the right side of the backboard in a balanced stance. You will use only one hand when tipping. Balance the ball in your right hand with your wrist flexed back at a 45 degree angle, your elbow in, and...

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Shooting Off Screen Options

Shooting Off Screen Options By Hal Wissel  Shooting Off Screen Options Four options for cutting off a down screen, are: curl to the elbow, bump and fade to the corner, short curl to the basket, and backdoor cut. Curl to the Elbow. When your defender trails your body...

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One Minute Shoot-Out Drill

 One Minute Shoot-Out Drill By Hal Wissel This drill helps you to develop the ability to catch and shoot in one motion with a quick release. In addition, it helps you to develop the ability to shoot under pressure. The difference between good shooters and great...

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Shooting Warm-up Routine

Shooting Warm-up Routine By Hal Wissel Larry Bird, Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Stephen Curry, Paul George and other great shooters have used a shooting warm-up routine before games. Here is the routine: Get on the court early before other players come out. Use a good...

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Correcting Shots When Form Looks Good but Still Miss

Correcting Shots When Form Looks Good but Still Miss By Dr. Hal Wissel Correcting shots when form looks good but still miss are listed below, along with suggested trigger word to correct this. Trigger words are positive words, preferably one syllable words, that you...

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Drive Baseline Step-Back Jump Shot

Drive Baseline Step-Back Jump Shot By Hal Wissel The step-back jump shot is used when you are closely guarded as you drive. From a triple-threat stance, make an aggressive drive step. Keeping your weight on your pivot foot, create space away from your defender by...

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