Shooting Overview

Here is the core of the Pro Shot Shooting System…
1. Proper shooting starts with proper technique. You can do drills for 8 hours each day, but you will not get a whole lot better unless you have proper technique.
2. The Release is responsible for 75% of the shot’s overall effectiveness.
3. The index finger is the true key to a shot’s success.
4. A good shot is one that’s straight. A bad shot is one that misses to the side.
5. Follow your shot BUT do not run after it. The worst shooters run after their shot.
6. A player should NEVER think about making the shot or the ball going in.
7. Look at the center of the rim for full shooting effectiveness. If you look at the back at the rim, chances are you will hit the back of the rim.
8. When open, hold the ball loose. If you hold it with a loose grip, you will get more touch.
9. A player starts their shot where they catch it at. Because most passes are caught at the chest level, most shooters will start at their chest level including off the dribble as will.
10. Proper use of the guide hand is important for balance and overall effectiveness.
11. A shooter has no balance when shoulder width. The best shooters in the world are narrow shooters.
12. Square your shooting shoulder and hip when shooting. The best shooters in the world align their shooting shoulder because you are straighter this way and it is more comfortable.
13. Do not BEND the knees. Instead, FLEX the knees. Bending leads to stiffness and becoming slower.
14. The Hop shot is much quicker, more rhythmic and more balanced than the 1-2 step shot.
15. The difference between a poor shooter and a good one is THE RELEASE. The difference between a good shooter and a great one is THE SHOULDERS (how relaxed they are).
16. To relax your shoulders fully, sway your feet forward. This will force your shoulders to sway slightly backwards.