The free throw

Many games are won and lost at the free-throw line. Mental pressure is real from the charity strip. The opposing coach may call a time-out right before the shot. Other players might taunt or shout madly at the fans behind the basket. All of this should not matter. All of these distractions should be used to a player’s […]

Quick Tips for Shooters

Focus Where are you looking when you shoot the basketball? Your eyes should be on the back of the rim at all times. When you look at the back of the rim you are actually looking into the basket. Many people teach players to aim at the front of the rim; but if you do […]


Do it now We have discussed the mechanics and mental preparation required to shoot a basketball properly throughout this site. Some of the information will make a poor shooter into a competent shooter or a skilled shooter into an exceptional shooter. You can’t expect everything to be easy unless you actually put it into practice. […]

Lay up

Basketball Layup

Its simplicity and layup make it easy to accept the shot as a given. It is the only shot in the family that requires ambidexterity, aside from the hook shot. Drive When approaching the basket, make sure you use the foot opposite the shooting hand to jump. This allows you to reach the basket at a more […]

Jump Shot


The Jumper Jump shots are simply an evolution of set shots that allow players to shoot past defenders’ arms. Because defenders are more athletic and larger than ever, the jump shot is being used more frequently than ever. The jump shot is essentially the same as the set shot and free throw. For example, the […]

The art of shooting

Shooting basketball basics

Back to the basics The game of basketball was first introduced in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was a simple game. Just put the ball into the basket. Since then the art of basketball has evolved into high-post, low-post, triple threat offenses. Data rich scouting and training methodologies. But really the game is still simple, put the […]