For a Sharp Shooter

If you want to be the sharp shooter of one’s team that the coach turns to whenever a big shot becomes necessary, it’s planning to have a serious commitment. Day in and day out. Practice, Repetition, Practice, Repetition!!

As a freshman I was considered a great shooter, but I wasn’t even near being on course to holding my senior school 3 point record! I started the growing season while the starting place guard for the JV team. For the growing season I shot 30% from behind the arc, not quite hall of fame percentages. I did so get pulled up to Varsity for sectionals and saw 1:33 of action at the end of the game trailing be double digits. I managed to get one shot up that happened to be always a 3 pointer and I made it. It had been a good feeling to have hit my one and only shot attempt at the varsity level. It gave me an enormous surge of motivation entering the off-season.

A very important factor I was alert to entering that off-season was that my form was not exactly Steve Kerr Text Book form. I knew if I needed to be always a consistent, dependable shooter I had to fix my form regardless of how hard it was to change something I had been doing for years. I was comfortable shooting with my elbow out and my off hand totally out of place. I was made aware of the at a Purdue University Basketball Camp where they recorded our form and would help us correct it.

At first I didn’t like the notion of changing my form because I truly didn’t think I’d manage to get comfortable shooting a brand new way in real game situations شارب شوتر. That thinking was counter productive. Once I realized the change would be worth every penny when my teammates and coaches took notice of my perfect form and trusted me in pressure situations. I usually kept that in the rear of my mind through the change of form.

I’d start off literally two feet from the hoop and release the ball with perfect form and I was sure to check out through on every shot. It’s hard to stress how important repetition was in this process. I’d shoot one hundred shots from 5 feet and in until my arm would get tired. I’d slowly work my in the past to the free-throw line and just continue to shoot, continue, shoot, continue, over and over and over.

Once I completely committed myself to the new form I could get confident with it much prior to I believed possible. Before when I’d try to boost my form I’d always return to my old form, and never stay glued to it. This time I stuck to it and I refused to put on an attempt with bad form. Within a month I was comfortable in scrimmage games shooting the ball, and I was getting special notice from my coach at the positive change to my game. Much more important than that, my confidence started initially to skyrocket! I couldn’t wait to have on the court and practice my new form. It had been amazing, I was hitting my 3’s consistently and began to have very excited to start the new season.

I believe two 3 point shooting drills I did so made the difference for me. The initial one I call it the Bryce Drew Drill. I was told Bryce Drew from Valporazo used to make 100 three pointers moving across the arc in 7 minutes with one person rebounding. I used to love doing this drill, it takes serious concentration to get to 100. And undoubtedly your arm is wholly exhausted by the full time you finish. My best time ever completing the drill was 7minutes 18 seconds. It really increased my confidence and paid off when the growing season began.

The next drill I’d do on a regular basis was also considered a stamina drill. I’d put on of my songs and run the size of the court shooting 3’s at each basket. I’d do this for the size of one song then rest for a couple minutes and get it done again. Usually anywhere from 5 to 10 times. This drill really paid off for me inside my Senior year. I had defenses put up to not let me catch the ball in rhythm denying me from getting the sort of shots I was used to getting as a sophomore and junior. There have been many instances when I’d bring the ball down the court and be open at the 3 point line and knock down the shot. It became an easy shot from so much practice doing this drill.

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