Introduction: How to Shoot a Basktball

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Materials Needed: Good gripped basketball
Basketball Net that is 10 feet high

Step 1: Footwork

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Place your feet shoulder width apart so you have good balance.

Step 2: More Footwork

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Place your dominant foot slightly in front of your other foot.

Step 3: Hand Position

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Take the basketball and place your dominant hand in the middle of the ball in a way that you could hold the ball above your head only with one hand.

Step 4: Guide Hand

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Place you other hand on the side of the ball and your dominant hand to act as a guide for the shot as it gently rests on the side of the ball.

Step 5: Shooting Hand Position

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Raise the ball to eye level. You should be able to see the basketball net in-between your palm. The elbow on your dominant arm needs to be parallel to the ground and bent to hold the ball up.

Step 6: Getting Ready to Jump

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Bend your knees slightly, maintaining the position of your feet at shoulder width apart and keep your dominant foot slightly forward than your other foot.

Step 7: Shooting

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Straighten your legs back to a standing position while doing these things with your hands.

• Drive your dominant hand towards the basketball net by extending at the elbow while remembering to rest the ball on the dominant/shooting hand’s fingertips.

• Roll (Flick) your wrist forward until your fingertips are pointing at the ground when your elbow is fully extended. This gives the ball extra momentum and guidance for a better chance of the ball going in.

Step 8: Practise

Continue to practice and complete steps until you have reached your comfortable desired skill level.

This is how it should look like when you shoot. (Putting It Together)
 

Comments

JH23 (author)2013-01-26

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
This is so helpful!!!!
Thanks

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