Going into the season, it’s important for a basketball player to be able to hit an open jump shot. Making a shot is a huge confidence boost for kids and inspires them to play harder at both ends of the floor.
Recently, several players and families recently asked us:
- “How can I improve my shot?”
- “What can my son do to make more shots?”
- “How can my daughter get her shot off quicker?”
Here are some tips we have for our players:
- If you’re a righty meet the pass with your left foot (right foot for lefties)
- For righties have your right foot slightly in front of your left (left foot in front for lefties)
- Both feet should be pointing to the rim, shoulder width apart
- Aim for the middle of the hoop when you shoot
- Make sure your eyes are looking there the entire time
- Line up your shooting hand elbow to the basket when you are shooting
- Make sure it’s square to the hoop so that the shot goes straight
- Extend your arm all the way and flick your wrist
- Remember you want to use finger tips and put backspin on the ball
Premier Hoops is hosting a free shooting guard basketball clinic on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the JCC of Marblehead. Boys and girls in second and third grade attend from 1 to 2:15 p.m., while boys and girls in fourth through sixth grade attend from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., with boys and girls in seventh and eighth grades from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, email PremierHoops@Gmail.com or visit www.PremierHoopsters.com.