Tag Archives: Shooting

Free Throw Shooting and Practice Repetitions

In our first league game of the season, we went 12/30 from the free-throw line. In our third league game of the season, we shot 15/20 from the free-throw line. In two weeks, we improved 35% from the free-throw line. … Continue reading

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No pain does not mean a healed ankle sprain

During a form shooting drill my my u20 team last night, I walked over to a player and asked about his ankle. “When did you hurt your ankle? “It’s fine,” he answered. “When did you hurt it?” “Last year, but … Continue reading

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Shooting: The Follow-Through

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

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The desire to improve

When I worked Snow Valley Basketball Camp years ago, I was assigned to be one of the post coaches. This meant that when there was position-specific breakdown sessions, I went with the post players and assisted the coach in charge … Continue reading

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Natural and Unnatural Movements in Basketball

In the video below, Kevin Cantwell says “it is very important to teach that the front foot moves first. Natural movement would be the back foot pushes the front foot forward. You cannot play defense like that because you will … Continue reading

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The Well-Coordinated Body

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.

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The Most Fundamental of Basketball Fundamentals

Over the weekend, I conducted four clinics with players from 3rd-8th grade. The players ranged from beginners to competitive AAU types. Some players were good; some weren’t.  One of the first things that struck me was that most of the … Continue reading

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Off-Season Training for High School Girls’ Basketball

Last week, I posted my availability to work out players or teams in the Salt Lake City area. Instead, coaches from other areas have emailed multiple times asking for advice on their off-season plans. Rather than respond individually to each … Continue reading

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Should Young Athletes Lift Weights?

Originally published in Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters 4.40 and Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard Player Development Newsletters, Volume 4. I generally refuse to train 8-year-olds. When parents call about a young player, I encourage the parents to invest in gymnastics or martial … Continue reading

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Staring, Talent Development and the Shooting Gene

During a Duke University game in the NCAA Tournament, Clark Kellogg exclaimed, “It’s in the genes!” when Duke’s Seth Curry knocked down a three-pointer. This is a common perception, as his brother Stephen was one of the best college shooters … Continue reading

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