Correcting Shots that Circle Out Due to Shooting Hand Moving on Ball
By Dr. Hal Wissel

Correcting shots that circle out due to shooting hand moving on ball are listed below, along with suggested trigger words to correct them. 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 your shooting hand moving on the ball.  

Correction: To prevent moving your shooting hand on the ball make sure your shooting hand is set so it faces the front of the basket before your shoot. Suggested trigger words are “Hand!” or “Hand Straight!”

Correcting Shot that Circles Out Due to Shooting Hand Moving on Ball

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.