Shooting Fixes to The 2 Worst Shots in Basketball
Basketball shooting form is not only an art, it's also a science. The best shooters in the world have perfected their shots through years of practice, constantly searching for even the slightest imperfection that would decrease their accuracy. Here are two shots that have so many imperfections, even the best shooters wouldn't be able to overcome them.
THE BEHIND THE HEAD WIP - We often see this type of shot from players who shoot above their heads. The shot basically looks like a slingshot. The lower arm looks like a catapult with the elbow acting as the hinge. The telltale sign is the arc of the ball is almost non-existent. It's a line drive.
The problem with the slingshot is the angle of the elbow is too narrow. Instead of shooting up and then out, the shooter extends out first and can't get enough arc on the ball.
THE TWO- HANDED CHUCK - This is more often seen in younger, weaker players who don't have the strength to get the ball to the rim without using their guide hand. The problem is that as these players get older, they never break the habit. It can easily be seen during the follow-through, because the shooter's guide hand will be turned facing the basket instead of staying perpendicular to the body.
The problem with the two-handed shot is that it's extremely inaccurate. The guide-hand thumb doesn't touch the ball every time. When it does, airballs often result.
A Quick Fix for BothOne-arm shots can fix both problems if you follow the keys below on every shot:
Your coach will not always be there so you will need to be your own coach most of the time. Honestly assess your own shot often and work through the mistakes on your own.
Things to ask yourself.
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