Are you a GOOD SHOOTER?
- Good Shooters spend time each day on proper shooting technique. Good Shooters “form shoot” for 5 minutes before taking their first shot at the basket.
- Poor Shooters spend time on their shooting technique when they “have time.” Poor Shooters grab a ball and go to the three point line to begin launching shots.
- Good Shooters work on moving without the ball and “prepare” to shoot the ball before ever catching it. They set themselves up for a “good look at the hoop.”
- Poor Shooters only think about getting their next shot off.
- Good Shooters start close to the basket and make 5 straight before moving back.
- Poor shooters shoot from all areas of the floor “hoping to make it.”
- Good Shooters study what good shooting form is and perfect their habits.
- Poor Shooters shoot the ball the same way without any help from others.
- Good Shooters study the path of the ball and where the ball hits the rim. They make adjustments based on where the ball hits the rim; long or short? right or left?
- Poor Shooters judge their shooting accuracy solely on whether the ball goes in or not.
- Good Shooters square up to the basket~ always shoulders; hips & feet whenever possible.
- Poor Shooters are not concerned with alignment they just want to quickly get their shot off.
- Good Shooters shoot from an athletic position known as Triple Threat position. One quick movement from triple threat produces a solid shot.
- Poor Shooters catch the ball in an upright position then take time to bend their knees before shooting. Poor shooters do not play in triple threat.
- Good Shooters use their whole body to shoot the shot. They know that their LEGS make shots with good form.
- Poor shooters shoot the ball with their upper body only and throw the ball at the basket instead of shooting it.
- Good Shooters follow through consistently by: “throwing their hand into the basket, wave goodbye to your shot, reach into the cookie jar, snap your wrist”
- Poor Shooters are inconsistent in their follow through resulting in inconsistent results.
- Good Shooters understand the importance of BALANCE before, during and after the shot! The feet are always under their head.
- Poor Shooters shoot off balance from all different kinds of angles. Their feet are seldom under their head.
How many of these describe YOU as a shooter?