Quick 2 minute video above!
Ready – Aim – Fire through the following acronym (LYT BEEF)
L – Legs Loaded
Bend knees in a “L”
Shooting pocket forms an “L” (Wrist 90º & Elbow 90º)
Y – Shooting Hand Position
Shooting hand’s thumb & pointer finger form a”Y” with the wrist
Small space between palm of hand and ball with ball on finger pads
T- Guide Hand Position
Guide hand fingers point to the sky
Guide hand thump points to the ear
Thumb from shooting hand forms a T with the guide hand thumb
Proper foot position
Shoulders square to the hoop
Feet pointed to the hoop & land pointed at hoop
Feet shoulder width apart with knees bent or “legs loaded”
“Elbow In”. Keep it all in line. With the toe – knee -elbow – wrist all straight in line with each other. As if an imaginary string was pulling them up like a puppet all together.
Shooting elbow is at 90º & KEEP IT that way!
Lots of young shooters have a tendency to drop their elbow and turn the 90º into a 45º. This means they are using their arms for strength rather then legs!
Big Toe – Knee – Elbow – Wrist are in a straight line
E- Eye on target
Find your “Bulls Eye”
Aim for a chip of paint on the rim
Aim for one of the hooks holding the net
SMALL FOCUS point so that if you miss the “bulls eye” you still hit the target (get the ball in the hoop)
F- Follow Through
Lift the ball with the legs.
Release the ball when feet leave the ground
Follow through = “Reach into the cookie jar” which means a…
relaxed & floppy wrist