Are you ready to transform your shooting? Then you’ve first got to go back to the basics and focus on the mechanics of your shot. You can use these 7 basketball shooting tips to start shooting the rock even better:
Keep Your Eyes On the Target
Many players will focus on the flight of the ball. Don’t. Find the target as early as you can, and keep your eyes focused on that.
Pay Attention to Your Balance and Your Stance
Your feet need to be shoulder-width apart. Your knees should be slightly bent.
If you like a stance that’s more open, then your shooting foot should be forward and your non-shooting foot trailing behind. If you like a stance that’s squarer, then both of your feet should be facing the basket.
Analyse Your Grip
Your fingers need to be spread apart enough to balance the basketball in just one hand, and the ball should sit right on your finger pads. Leave a bit of space between your palm and the ball.
Give Smooth Delivery
When you shoot, the ball should start going right up with no dipping. Your elbow needs to be right under the ball, and your shooting hand needs to be in direct line to the rim.
The ball needs to stay in front of you and should not go behind your head at all. Your body should release all with the shot: your legs, your core, and your arm all coordinated with one graceful movement. Your elbow and wrist should expand in a straight line to the basket.
Pay Attention to Your Up force
Make sure the ball is released before you reach the top of your jump. Your legs generate up force, so use them! You should always land in the same spot that you left.