Sunday, March 31, 2013

Shoot at least 100 shots per day

In the off season, Kobe Bryant shoots 2000 shots a day. You can manage at least 100 shots a day. It’s like a daily meal. Get full on 100 shots a day. This will increase your accuracy and maintain your form.

Of course shooting 100 shots or more is much easier and will go faster if you have someone rebounding and passing the ball to you. And if you can, get mom, dad, sister, brother, whoever to rebound for you. Or, I did this a lot growing up, find someone and say if you rebound 100 of my shots, I will rebound 100 of your shots.

Want an ever tougher challenge? Don’t include the shots your miss into your 100 shots. Only include the ones you make. So if you only shot 50%, then it will take 200 shots to make 100. This will help you focus more on the ones you make. Or if you’re trading off with someone, time yourself to see how long it takes to make 100 shots and try to beat your buddies time. Loser has to do the other homework, just kidding. Get the loser to mow your parent’s lawn or do some of your chores, so you can keep playing basketball!

And if you save up your allowance or money from a side job, buy an automatic rebounding training aid. Here’s an example of one. It’s great for free throws. You can also rebound at the free throw line, take a dribble to the right and shoot. Rebound at the free throw line, dribble to the left, shoot.

Like I’ve said before, great basketball play is all about habits. Get into this habit of 100 shots per day and before long it will feel like your day isn’t fulfilled or complete until you get your 100 shots in. Do it before dinner. Do it at open gym before practice. Do it in PE at school. Do it after school at the rec.

One last suggestion. I used to shoot 100 shots, and then take a break and shoot 25 free throws. This helps you catch your breath and it makes your free throw shooting better because you’re shooting when you’re tired just like in a game time situation. The more tired you can shot in practice the better prepared you’ll be for the game! Do two rounds of that and you’ll already have 250 shots!

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