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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...

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KEY TO IMPROVING SHOT–AWARENESS

If you are a high school or middle school coach, you have either started practicing with your team or will sometime later this month. You probably will be doing shooting drills in your practices because...

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Does Practice Make Perfect?

Where did the notion that practice makes perfect ever come from? We hear it all the time and we just don’t believe it makes any sense. The adage should read: “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.”  ...

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DO YOU CHANGE YOUR PLAYER’S SHOT IN SEASON?

One question we get asked constantly is: “Should I change my player’s shooting mechanics during the season?”   I always respond, “That depends on if he or she is shooting the ball well.”   Of...

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DO YOUR PLAYERS HAVE THE GREEN LIGHT?

We live in an age where many youngster believe they are entitled. We had X and Y Generation and now we are in the “Entitled” Generation.   Every parent wants to believe their Bobby or...

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Are You Old School Basketball?

Are you old school?   We hear the term, “I’m old school” a lot. I probably hear it at least once or twice a day from coaches. But what does this even mean?   Does...

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NOTES ON SHOOTING IN PRACTICE

If you want to be a good shooting team, you need to shoot every day in practice. I know this sounds so obvious, but there are a high percentage of coaches that don’t understand this....

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Trying and Shooting

Trying is a word that we have been brought up with. Parents are often heard to say, “Just try it. You might like it.” Coaches have been known to say, “Always Keep trying.” For shooting...

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SHOOTING REPS AND DRILLS

Recently we asked a dozen high school coaches–“What was the key to shooting success?” They all said the same thing, “Reps.”   Over the past three years we have talked to over 20 collegiate coaches...

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FREE THROW: ARC AND TENSION

In the upcoming weeks we want to focus on the free throw as we look at the mindset and mechanics of this important basketball shot.   Lets face it, there is nothing more uncomfortable than...

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) makes a jump shot in the last seconds of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Miami Heat won 95-88 to win the NBA Championship. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Is the Mid-Range Pull Up Disappearing?

The pull up jump shot is a vital component of any great scorer’s arsenal. We have just concluded a three part video series on the pull-up jump shot. Below is the link for the three...

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LAST THOUGHTS ON THE SHOOTING DIP

If you have been following the Pro Shot System for a while, you realize that we are very fond of the shooting dip. After doing much research during the past 18 months, we have discovered...

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SHOOTING TURN AND EMOTION

Recently I came across a quote from Dale Carnegie that read, “When dealing with people, remember that you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.” Basketball shooting can definitely be...

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Shooting Emotion and Turn

Recently I came across a quote from Dale Carnegie that read, “When dealing with people, remember that you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.”   Basketball shooting can definitely...

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NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN!

There is an old saying of: “Youre never old to learn.” This weekend that adage was 100% correct. On Friday Pro Shot conducted a camp in Indiana with Pat Rady who retired this past season...

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“ADAPT OR DIE” PHILOSOPHY

Recently I watched the movie, “Moneyball” for the umpteenth time. If you are a coach and you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. It is a movie about out of the box thinking. There is...

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“Square Your Feet”–The Basketball Tradition

“Square you feet!!!” is echoed throughout gymnasiums across North America (and probably the world). I’ve heard it thousands upon thousands of times. I would estimate the average basketball player has heard it at least 1,000...