Believe it or not, there are practical tips to improve the way you shoot and increase your chances of getting a shot. Here are some simple tips that you can put into practice:
- Think about the hoop
Locating the hoop in your mind rather than with your eyes will give your brain more time to calculate the distance between you and the hoop and focus on it as your target. It’s important to develop the ability to get your eyes on the hoop as soon as possible.
- Finish with a soft hand
It is usual for many players that when they finish their shot they do it with their hand and wrist tightened. It is recommended that both wrist and fingers relax at the last moment of the shot as this gives a better direction and more sensitivity and precision.
- Eliminate negative comments about your shot/Don’t think about it during the games
One of the worst things you can do during a game is think about your shooting technique. Thinking about that is for when you are practicing not for when you are actually playing, it is obvious that you are not going to shoot some shots and others are. The goal of this point is to eliminate the negative thoughts you have about your shooting, relax and gain some confidence in yourself.
- Land in the Same Place
When it comes to shooting, balance is a very important part. After you shoot and jump, you should fall very close to where you started. This balance will give your arms and hands more stability and thus your shot more accuracy.
- Keep a constant pace
A fluid rhythm means that there will be no silly movements or moments when you stop, but rather a constant movement from start to finish. This may sound a little obvious, but it’s not. The goal is to get your mind and body in sync so that you don’t have to think about it and concentrate on a perfect shot.
- Take 50 shots before each game
Before each game or practice, face the hoop and shoot 50 times. This will not only improve your shot, but will also give you important confidence.
- Don’t throw it away.
When you have the ball always remember to shoot, shoot and shoot. It is very common that before a shot you bounce the ball once or twice, these movements are unnecessary when you are perfecting your shot.
As you can see these 7 steps will help you not only to improve your shot, they will also help the previous moves you have to make to get there. As pointed out in point five, there must be a beginning and an end and not only that but it must be constant so that your body and mind do it without thinking about it but with the right technique that will help you increase your chances of making the shot.