Category: Articles

Do You Over Scheme as a Coach?

So what is the definition of a coach? Off the court he/she can be may things to the players–a mentor, a motivator, a disciplinarian, an educator, and yes, even a father figure. But what about...

Do Shooting Drills Make You a Better Shooting Team?

We have noticed many coaches are about drills. They love drills and many are consumed by drills. And coaches really like shooting drills. We have met many coaches that believe the more shooting drills they...

Guidelines for Better Shooting‏

Guidelines for Better Shooting‏

We get coaches that often remark, “I really like the Pro Shot Shooting System and it really makes sense, but I don’t fully understand how to teach it.” Once a coach understands the Pro Shot...

The Mental Side of Shooting‏

We get a lot of questions about our shooting system and how to do and teach different techniques. However, one of the most important questions I think we get is “Where do I start with...

Shooting Stats and Your Team‏

For many high school and middle school coaches reading this, your season has probably come to an end. For the majority of college programs, the season may be ending during the next two weeks (if...

Motivation, Burnout and Passion in Players‏

Last night I watched the movie “Whiplash”. If you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend it. The movie revolves around a promising drummer who enrolls at a music conservatory. It is there where he meets...

Identifying Successful Characteristics – Step 3

WE BELIEVE this is HUGE!!! STEP 3: Focusing on The Process vs. The Outcome! For Coaches, Players, Parents or really anyone, this is by far the most critical step in establishing a GROWTH MINDSET. It...

What Coaching is All About‏

Remember back to your favorite teacher. The teacher that inspired you. Made you think. Brought out your “creative juices.” That teacher that made learning fun and you realized that new knowledge could be cool. You...

Identifying Successful Characteristics – Step 2

Monday we talked about creating an awareness of your mindset and identifying which mindset best describes you. Part 2 of this series is studying how the brain works in creating mindsets and realizing what to...

The Importance of the Dribble and Scoring‏

Shooting mechanics are vital to becoming an accurate shooter. As a shooting coach, I focus greatly on developing a player into a more accurate, comfortable and quicker shooter. That being said, it is imperative for...

Identifying Successful Characteristics – Step 1

We have some questions for you. These questions are going to help you create awareness of your mindset as a coach, player or parent. We believe that mindset is the foundation to success. Your thought...

Score More Points, Win More Games

Is it working? Are your players shooting well this season? I’m not talking about a lone individual. I’m talking about your entire basketball program. At the end of the year every coach should sit down...

BALANCE AND SHOOTING ACCURACY

From the first time we pick up a basketball we are told by our coaches to have balance when we shoot. As coaches, we have all uttered, “Be balanced when shooting.”   The question is:...

75% of Coaches are Wrong

Recently a recruiting service conducted a second shooting survey for Pro Shot with high school and college coaches. We will talk more about this survey later next week. What we want to discuss today is...

OVERTHINKING AND UNDERTHINKING IN SHOOTING

Recently we completed a video called “Mental Part of Shooting: Overthinking and Underthinking” Many players fail in the art of shooting simply because they overthink while others underthink.   We are often told by coaches,...

Do Your Players Shoot With Tension?

Today we would like to focus on one of the most important shooting components and yet, very few trainers and coaches ever talk about this in regards to accurate shooting. We are talking about the...

IS DISCIPLINE IMPORTANT IN SHOOTING?

One question we get asked by coaches constantly is “Can I actually change a player’s shot?”   There are many coaches who believe a player can not change their shooting form from negative to positive...