Intro: How to Shoot a Basktball
Materials Needed: Good gripped basketball
Basketball Net that is 10 feet high
Step 1: Footwork
Place your feet shoulder width apart so you have good balance.
Step 2: More Footwork
Place your dominant foot slightly in front of your other foot.
Step 3: Hand Position
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
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
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
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
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
This is how it should look like when you shoot. (Putting It Together)