Category: Articles

TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD OF SHOOTING

My goal at Pro Shot is to change the world in regards to shooting. I truly believe our System can and is changing the world. How? Two words–YOU TUBE. You Tube is an unbelievable way...

DO YOU HAVE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE?‏

A week ago I received a jpeg from my friend Chong Xie. The jpeg read: “Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against their...

CAN YOUR PLAYERS HANDLE THE TRUTH?‏

One of my favorite sayings is the Biblical verse, “The truth will set you free.” On the other hand you have the quote, “You can’t handle the truth!” which is famous from the movie, “A...

LIFE IS ABOUT BUYING IN‏

This is a repost of an article from 18 months ago. I think it is a very important point to bring up again. I do believe “buying in” is what life is all about. Dear...

NCAA SHOOTING STATS (Very Interesting!)

March Mayhem starts back tonight (it’s way beyond Madness) and I know most coaches, parents and players reading this will probably try to watch a few games in the upcoming four days. Recently my assistant...

WORDS AND COACHING‏

Today I want to focus on the English language and how words play an important part in today’s basketball game especially when it comes to teaching and coaching. When I was coaching my teams, there...

WILL YOU BE MY P.A.L.?

I like acronyms and I believe acronyms are a great way of learning. It’s basically how I learned all of the bones in biology. The acronym in basketball that I have used the longest is...

IDENTIFYING YOUR SHOOTERS‏

Not every one of your players will become an accurate shooter.If you believe each one of your players will one day become a prolific shooter, then I have some swampland to sell you in the...

OUTDATED SHOOTING‏ LAWS

My assistant director, Matt Williamson found a quote recently in a recruiting manual for college. I believe it is actually brilliant. “People will not believe what you tell them. They will believe some of what...

SECRET TO ATHLETICISM‏

  I am always fascinated with the workings of the human body. I am always trying to find a “secret” or a finding that can help it work better, perform smoother and make it run...

ARE YOU A BADD COACH?‏

  I’m a BADD coach and I hope everyone reading this is a BADD coach. The BADD that I am speaking about today is an acronym that stands for: Believe Apply Detail Discipline Shooters need...

SHOOTING DRILL BELIEFS

One question I get constantly is: “What shooting drills should I use?” and “What is the best shooting drill?” Many coaches are in love with shooting drills so I decided to give into the pressures...

HOW TO EVALUATE TEAMS AND PLAYERS

Recently I was talking with a coaching friend of mine Herb Welling and we were discussing Jeff Van Gundy’s belief of how to evaluate players. We call it the negative S’s. Van Gundy, former Knicks...

DEFENDERS HELP YOUR OFFENSE

I like the Shooting GUN and I believe it can get a player or team more shots in a shorter time. A feature of the newer versions of the GUN is that it can keep...

ACCEPTING CHANGE & UNDERSTANDING FAILURE

Shooting excellence is a journey. It is not a sprint. Don’t be fooled in believing your players will become great shooters overnight.   It takes great desire and a great number of hours, days, weeks,...

DISCIPLINED, DEMANDING & DETAILED COACHES=SUCCESS

The most important aspect of shooting is discovering how you miss and then fixing the problem. I have written about this a few times, but I believe it is crucial to keep mentioning it.  ...

OVERCOMING YOUR UNDERSIZED TEAM

Many times I talk to high school coaches in the fall and ask them, “How does the upcoming season look?” Their response often is, “Doesn’t look good. We are really small.” These coaches have already...

SHOOTING IMPROVEMENT AND MECHANICS

Last night Lebron James scored 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats. A great accomplishment but it was against the Bobcats who have now given up 60 plus points to two players this season (Carmelo Anthony...