Tips for Coaching Shooters

Hal Wissel

1. Familiarize yourself with the player you are coaching. Learn to listen more than you talk. A player wants to feel comfortable with you and have confidence in you before they work with you. At times you will coach a player that will feel that you think he cannot shoot. Always start with what the player is doing well. 2. Coach each player … [Read more...]

Make Your Shot Automatic!

Make Your Shot Automatic

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 practice. For the average player it takes 20,000 correct repetitions to make your shot automatic. If you shoot 1000 correct shots each day, how many days would it take for your … [Read more...]

Correcting Errors in Shooting Off the Dribble

Correcting Errors in Shooting Off the Dribble

Errors in shooting off the dribble are caused by picking the ball up with your hands on the side of the ball (a major cause of side spin, which causes the ball to circle out) and floating to the side, in or back (resulting in misses to the side, long or short). When shooting a jump shot off the dribble it is easier for most players when … [Read more...]

Detecting Errors in Shooting

Hal Wissel

The most common errors in shooting are listed below, along with suggestions on how to correct them. Error: Your shot is short. Correction: A shot that is short is usually due to not using your legs, an incomplete follow-through, or a slow or uneven rhythm. Through feel you should be able to determine whether you need to emphasize force from … [Read more...]

Basketball Shooting Confidence and Rhythm

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, feelings, and shooting skill. Shooting is much more than good mechanics. It is the feeling, thoughts and belief in your self that comes first. … [Read more...]