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In the above photo, one player is one of the leading scorers in the nation, but a streaky shooter; one is one of the best three-point shooters in the nation with over 90 made three-pointers on almost 50% shooting. Can … Continue reading
U.C. Davis junior guard Ryan Sypkens hits his 84th three-pointer of the season (88 by the end of the game) to break the school single-season and career three-point shooting records.
In May, I wrote about developing jump shooters and referenced Moshe Feldenkrais and the well-organized body. This is something that I see, but is hard to explain.
On another site, I saw a prominent shooting coach admonishing other coaches for failing to teach the perfect shooting technique. The expert justified his opinion by giving one example of a player who he trained who the expert wrote had … Continue reading
Shooting is a motor skill despite many experts believing that shooting skill is an innate talent. The concentration when coaching or teaching young shooters is the sport-specific instruction: the elbow, the eyes, the knee bend, etc. When one watches an … Continue reading
I received this email today: I purchased 180 shooter last spring and worked with my son intensely last off-season on phase one. Now that we are in the off-season again, we are into phase 2 and i am struggling with visualizing … Continue reading
In Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 5.9, I wrote about Jimmer Fredette and the misperceptions about his athleticism. Then, I wrote about The Jimmer’s athleticism more in depth. On twitter, someone asked what I saw to make the statements about his athleticism. The … Continue reading
The media (and many coaches) has criticized players, and basketball in general, for years because the cool kids only wanted to do tricks or dunk. Jimmer Mania captured college basketball’s attention based largely on his propensity for pulling up from … Continue reading
Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletter 4.20 features a short article on the importance of finishing, and mentions the success of great and creative finishers like Rajon Rondo and Steve Nash in the 2010 NBA Play-offs. Here is an example of Rondo … Continue reading