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how to get the perfect jumpshot

How To Get A Perfect Jumpshot: The First Most Important Mechanic

A lot of my players come up to me wanting to know how to get the perfect jumpshot...

When they ask me this, I know what they're REALLY asking for are the moves, the drills, the "quick fixes". They want me to show them how to get to their shot to look like Steph Curry's (or their fav player's) shot...

And when I tell them they're not ready for that yet, they get disappointed and unmotivated. 

That's when I give them their first training; the FIRST mechanic that must be mastered, if they're ever going to achieve the perfect jumpshot...

That first mechanic is what we'll cover in this post.

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improve shoot performance during games

How To Improve Your Shooting Performance During Games

"I'm a good shooter in practice but I can't shoot just as good during games. How do I improve my shooting during games?"

This is a question I get from almost every player I coach. It's a part of every shooter's journey to struggle with transitioning their shooting abilities from practice to games...

Just like with shooting in practice, there's a process to mastery of shooting effectively in games and that's what I want to talk about here...

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Should you train your jumpshot alone

Should You Practice Your Jumpshot With A Rebounder Or Shooting Partner?

It's Saturday afternoon and you're pumped to go to the gym and work on your jumpshot...

You get to the gym. You're alone and getting every rebound, expending a lot of energy. With every rebound you get frustrated and think it would be so much easier and efficient if you just had someone to get your rebounds for you...

A lot of my players deal with this frustration. I did too...

When I started working on my shot, I would go to my local rec centre early in the morning and find an empty rim to start practicing. Everyday, without fail, someone would come into the gym without a ball and ask me if I wanted a rebounder (so that in turn, I would rebound for them).

Eventually I started always saying no. Here's why...

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Shooting form - how your shoot looks

How Should A Perfect Shooting Form Look?

Do you want a jumpshot that looks good? Do you wonder why your shooting form doesn't look like your favorite player's shooting form?

A lot of my players have asked me about this. Some have wondered if it should even matter what their shot looks like...

In this article, I want to shed some light on this very topic. 

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science-of-balance in basketball

Improve Your Shooting Form: The Science of Balance

Warning! This article has scientific terminology that you probably don’t care about unless you’re a bit of a nerd like I am, but I promise it will all make sense, especially once you watch the video demonstration at the end.

When many people think about balance, they often think about being on balance before the shot and overlook the importance of balance and stability once in the air.

There are 2 major ways to maintain balance while in the air:

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How To Improve Your Shooting Form: The Guide Hand

Our latest video post is all about the off hand (the guide hand).

The purpose of the off hand is to establish control of the ball and support it until its ready to be released.

Now, there are several different variations of off hand positions but the most common positions seen among great shooters and the one that I would recommend, is covered in this video...

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