Monday, April 1, 2013

It's all in the knees

      Bend your legs when you shoot. When practicing, overdo it. Bend your knees even more than you need to. Do this to get comfortable with getting low by bending your knees. The farther out the shot it, the more you bend your knees.

You don’t want to get into the habit of shooting with all arms. In the beginning of the game, that may be fine because you’ll have the strength for it. But, when the end of the game comes around and you’ve been playing tough defense all game, your arms are going to be tired. You’ll want to rely on your legs to get that ball to the rim, not your arms.

When on the free throw line, remind yourself to bend your knees. It’s a very easy thing to forget, especially in a game time situation. Almost every time someone shoots a free throw and it’s short, either an airball or hits the front of the room, you’ll notice the shooter didn’t bend their knees.

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