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 the 1-2 steps and inside foot. Do you have any links to video demonstrating or some additional pictures? Any help would be useful. FYI, my son was a 156 shooter this season (73-FT, 50-Field, 33-3pt) and they made it to the state championship game! He led his team in FG and FT percent and 2nd for 3-point percent.
The videos to explain the 1-2-step and inside-pivot foot are below.
However, this email caught my attention because of the dedication to the phases described in 180 Shooter. Few players have the patience to limit themselves to specific types or locations of shots. Instead, most players (and coaches and trainers) are content to progress with less than optimal form and accept mediocre results. It takes a special player to have the discipline to master one phase before progressing.
I trained a college player one summer who wanted to change her shot. She was playing in a summer league, and she was known as the designated shooter. She spent the summer driving to the basket because her new technique was not automatic, and she did not want to interfere with her learning process by shooting threes during the games. By the end of the summer, she had made her shot quicker and regained her status as the team’s top three-point shooter. It was her willingness to postpone gratification that enabled her to improve so quickly.
Inside Pivot Foot