Basketball: Fundamentals of Shooting
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Basketball: Fundamentals of Shooting

The intent of this course is to help anyone improve their shooting skills by going through a step by step tutorial.
4.5 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
247 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Yoo
Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • obtain techniques that will help improve their shooting
  • improve on their shooting skills
  • learn shooting drills
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  • need a willingness to learn
  • need proper basketball attire
  • obtain a basketball
  • need a basketball hoop

Do you want to become a better shooter?

Do you want to change your shooting form?

Do you want to improve your shooting technique?

Well, this is the course for you.

Welcome to the Basketball: Fundamentals of Shooting Course!

This basketball shooting course is for anyone looking to improve on their shooting skills.  The course's purpose is to show the fundamentally correct shooting techniques through step by step instructional lecture videos in order to develop the best shooting form possible.

Expectations from this course.

The course is split into two sections.  The first section will go over the details of fundamentally correct shooting technique starting from having your feet squared to the basketball to having a good follow through.  The detailed step by step instructions will help you understand how these minor adjustments can make your shooting form effective. The next section will go over some shooting drills that can also help you improve your shooting skills.  This course will consist of lectures full of useful information about the fundamentals of shooting.

Why take this course?!

Take this course if you are really want to improve your shooting game.  For some people, all it really takes to improving your shooting is making minor adjustments to your shooting technique.  This course will definitely help you make those proper adjustments and help you become the shooter than you want to be.

Who is the target audience?
  • avid basketball players
  • anyone who wants to improve their shooting
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 02:20

In this lecture, I will go in depth of what will be taught in these sections and how it will help out with your shooting.  In addition, I will also give some helpful tips that will help along the way to becoming a better shooter.

Preview 02:20
Fundamental Techniques to Shooting
10 Lectures 15:55

This lecture video introduces what this section will go into.  In addition, the following lecture videos will also take place close to the basket.

Preview 00:24

In a good shooting stance, it starts with a proper foot placement.  This lecture will go in detail on how to set your feet correctly in your shooting stance.

Foot Placement

Before you look to shoot, you have to be in a good triple threat position.  Triple threat position allows the shooter to be ready to take a shot at any moment.

Preview 00:44

In this lecture, you will learn how to shoot while maintaining a straight elbow that is looking at the basket. Elbows need to be squared to the basket in order to make sure you shot is on target,

Straight Elbow

It is important to have the proper hand placement on the ball when you are looking to shoot the ball.  In this lecture, you will learn exactly where to place the hands on the ball.

Hand Placement

In this lecture, you will learn how to release your shot properly.  The little mechanical details to your release will help you improve the accuracy to your shooting.

Shooting Release

It is important to hold your follow through after you release your shot.  In this lecture, you will learn how to hold your follow through correctly.

Follow Through

In this lecture, you will learn the proper shooting rotation for your shot.  Shooting rotation is basically the way the ball spins while the shot is in the air and having the correct shooting rotation will help your shot go in more frequently.

Shooting Rotation

It is important to have a nice high arch to your shot.  In this lecture, you will learn the importance of having a shot with a nice high arch and why it is better to shoot in that manner.

Shooting Arch

In this lecture, you will learn about having the proper shooting motion.  In a good shooting motion, it consists of having a shot with one fluid motion.

Shooting Motion

This quiz will go over the learning material taught in this section.

Fundamental Techniques to Shooting Quiz
5 questions
Shooting Drills
11 Lectures 13:30

In this lecture, I will go over what this section will be about.  This section involves shooting drills that are broken up into groups: shooting form specific, warm-up, and mid-range drills.

Preview 07:30

One Hand Form Practice

You can use this drill to work on your shooting form as well.  In this drill, you need a basket available to use.  It is important to use swishes, so you develop a good arch in your shot.

One Hand Swishes

This drill is basically similar to the one hand swishes except you are using both of your hands like your normal shot.  Again, you want to be able to have good arch in your shooting.

Two Hand Swishes

The paint shooting drill is a good drill for anyone that is just starting to warm up.  Whenever you warm up with your shooting, you generally want to start up close to the basket.

Paint Shooting

Around the world is another great drill where you can be able to shoot up close but also be able to shoot in different areas of the court.

Around the World

Free throws are also a great way to work on your shooting form.  Whenever you shoot at the free throw line, it is always important to have a routine before the shot goes.  In addition, you want to have that same routine every time you shoot a free throw.  In this example, my routine is basically spinning the ball in my hand without any dribble, and I always stick with this routine every time.  As a result, the routine will allow you to develop a consistent shooting form every time you approach the free throw shot.

Free Throws

Elbow shooting is a great drill for you to be able to move around and shoot the ball.  In addition, adding the spin dribble before the shot helps you to work on your catch and shoot technique. 

Elbow Shooting

This drill is a great drill to work on your shot coming off the dribble.  You can also apply the pump fake to get defenders in the air, so you can take a dribble or two into a shot.  As a shooter, you want to be able to shoot off the catch and off the dribble.

Pump Fake, One Dribble Shooting (Elbow)

This drill is a good drill to work on your bank shots.  In certain areas of the court, you can use the backboard make your shots.  Bank shots are always great shots to work on and get better at.

Bank Shooting

Five spot shooting is a good drill for you to work on your mid range shots.  In this drill, you shoot from five areas of the court that are around 15 feet from the basket.

Five Spot Shooting
1 Lecture 04:00

In this lecture, I will provide some helpful tips that will guide you along the way of your shooting improvement journey.  I just want to encourage you to have a mindset of wanting to improve every time you work on your shooting and to develop more confidence as you get better.  If you have that type of mindset, you will be the shooter you desire to be.

Final Tips for Shooting
About the Instructor
Daniel Yoo
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Basketball and Fantasy Sports Guru

My name is Daniel Yoo and I am a basketball player, coach, and fantasy basketball aficionado.

I have been playing basketball since I was very young. I started playing organized basketball in high school for all four years, two of the years were at a varsity level. After high school, I started volunteering as both boys and girls basketball coach for middle school students at a local church. As the coach, I participated and won in many tournaments against other competitors. In addition, I also coached high school boys basketball for one year as an assistant freshmen/sophomore coach at St. John Bosco. St. John Bosco is one of the top-notch high school basketball programs in Southern California, and I learned a considerable amount from my experience as a coach there. I am currently an assistant coach for the women's basketball team at Saddleback College located in Mission Viejo, California. I am also a private basketball trainer where I train individuals with their basketball skills. Even to this day, I continue learn more about the game of basketball and have a willingness to teach others of what I have learned.

I also have a considerable amount of experience playing fantasy basketball. Since 2010, I have played numerous fantasy basketball leagues. I have placed and won many leagues in custom leagues and Yahoo Pro leagues. As a result, I have won many money prizes.

My intention is to share the learning experiences with the students that enroll in my courses, so they can be able learn many things from these specific fields that I have an expertise in.