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By Gary Barnes, contributing writer
Teaching the correct fundamentals
of shooting can be frustrating at times,
but it's a must for every high school
and middle school program. These
days, it's becoming commonplace
to see players with a plethora of
bad shooting habits. Many of these
players have never been taught proper
shooting technique at the lower levels.
We have a lot of flexibility in
working with players during the
offseason, and we use this time to get
them started in the right direction.
We begin working with our eighth
graders in March after the high
school season, and we work with
the returning high school players in
May before summer team camps and
practices. We'll spend a 55-minute
shooting session with two players in
the morning before school.
In this workout, we take the
approach that we're not changing
players' shot but rather making the
necessary adjustments to get them to
the next level. The following shooting
workout details what we do with
right-handed players, but you can
easily make adjustments for lefties.
Form shooting (10 minutes)
The shooters start 6 inches
from the front of the rim, and we
have them practice from all three
sides. As a goal, the shooter must
swish 15 shots from each spot and
rotate to all three spots for a total
of 45 makes. This segment may
take a while the first few times
you introduce form shooting to
your players, but nailing down the
fundamentals of shooting is critical.
In this session, we'll closely
monitor all form shooting
fundamentals, including foot
placement (right foot in front of the
left foot, with the left positioned
at the right heel and the right foot
pointed straight ahead), knees
flexed (similar to the triple-threat
position), hips square and shoulders
square to basket at normal width.
The next step is ball placement
in the shooting hand. We want the
ball on the fingertips positioned
so that there's enough space for
three fingers to get between the
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