This course assumes little to no prior knowledge of how to shoot a basketball. All techniques are explained and demonstrated in detail.
My goal is to help you achieve your dream of becoming a confident, effective shooter in the game of basketball by learning methods that will improve your ability to shoot within a short space of time.
With better technique, you will not hesitate to take that open or contested shot. And with better technique, you will have a higher chance of making a significant number of the shots you take.
What are the requirements?
What am I going to get from this course?
In this lecture I give you a broad overview of the theme, topics and structure of this course, and what you can expect to gain after watching this.
Here I explain how a basketball is designed to help you shoot. I also show you how to determine your shooting hand & support hand, plus their purposes, and where to place them.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to take full advantage of the design of a basketball to aid you in your shooting.
Here we look at the acronym "B.E.E.F" and learn the building blocks of developing an excellent shooting technique.
'B'. You will learn where to bend and how to keep your balance while doing so.
'E'. You will learn the ideal degree to bend your elbow and where to focus your eyes.
'E'. You will discover how to extend and elevate, while keeping your form.
'F' You will gain a top tip for maintaining and correcting your shooting form.
Here we will dive into the triple threat posture starting from the ground up. I show you the relationship between your footwork and your ability to aim.
These questions will be answered in this lecture:
How do you stop yourself from toppling forward or backwards while in triple threat?
What part do your elbows play within triple threat position?
How can triple threat position potentially allow for an extra bit of power at the end of a shot? (Clue: It's all in the wrist).
Why Good form alone may not be enough to keep you hitting the target consistently.
What are the 'trade secrets' to keeping your shot in a straight line from start to finish? Watch and find out. After viewing this lesson you will know how to line up your shot and keep it straight from the ground up.
In this lesson, we will look at how to fine tune the arch on your shot. The lesson will help you to develop arch on your shot that will be difficult to block.
We'll look at how to have full control of the basketball in your hand when ready to shoot. This lesson will enable you to master positioning the basketball in your hand.
Here will look at how to fine tune pin point accuracy. After mastering the principles within this lesson, you will be able to narrow down your aim to a matter of inches.
Secrets to targeting practice - letting the ‘net’ do the ‘work’ to get the ball ‘in’ the hoop. Here you will learn a tip that will teach you to spot your target no matter what angle you are facing the basket from.
In this lecture we will look at some of the mechanics of a jump shot and why timing is important.
- What part of the rim to look at while taking a jump shot.
- When to release the ball when taking a jump shot.
- How to land well when taking a jump shot.
Here we discover the keys to shooting while in motion and how do you stop and face the basket ready to shoot after being on the move?
We see how to stop and face the basket ready to shoot after dribbling.
I show you the footwork required in performing a lay-up from a stationary position up to a full dribble and layup.
My name is Joel McKenzie and I am an English Basketball Association level 2 qualified coach.
I have had the privilege over my career to work full time as a basketball coach throughout schools and colleges across three London boroughs, and as an assistant coach for a London club with local and National teams participating in this amazing sport.