If you want to function as the sharp shooter of your team that the coach turns to whenever a big shot is needed, it’s going to have a serious commitment. Day in and day out. Practice, Repetition, Practice, Repetition!!
As a freshman I was considered an excellent shooter, but I wasn’t even near to being on course to holding my senior school 3 point record! I began the summer season as the starting point guard for the JV team. For the summer season I shot 30% from behind the arc, nearly hall of fame percentages. I did get pulled around Varsity for sectionals and saw 1:33 of action at the end of the overall game trailing be double digits. I squeezed one shot up that happened to be always a 3 pointer and I made it. It absolutely was a good feeling to own hit my one and only shot attempt at the varsity level. It gave me an enormous surge of motivation going into the off-season.
One thing I was alert to going into that off-season was that my form wasn’t exactly Steve Kerr Text Book form. I knew if I wanted to be always a consistent, dependable shooter I had to fix my form irrespective of how hard it absolutely 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 really 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 very thought of changing my form because I must say i didn’t think I would be able to get comfortable shooting a new way in real game situations شارب شوتر. That thinking was counter productive. Once I realized the change could be worth it when my teammates and coaches took notice of my perfect form and trusted me in pressure situations. I always kept that in the back of my mind through the change of form.
I would start out 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 would shoot one hundred shots from 5 feet and in until my arm would get tired. I would slowly work my in the past to the free-throw line and just continue steadily to shoot, continue, shoot, continue, over and over and over.
Once I completely committed myself to the newest form I could get more comfortable with it much sooner than I thought possible. Before when I would try to improve my form I would always get back to my old form, and never adhere to it. Now I stuck to it and I refused to hold an attempt with bad form. Within one 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. Even more important than that, my confidence begun to skyrocket! I couldn’t wait to have on the court and practice my new form. It absolutely was amazing, I was hitting my 3’s consistently and began to have very excited to begin the newest season.
I think two 3 point shooting drills I did made the difference for me. The very first one I call it the Bryce Drew Drill. I was told Bryce Drew from Valporazo used to create 100 three pointers moving round the arc in 7 minutes with one person rebounding. I used to love doing this drill, it takes serious concentration to get to 100. As well as your arm is totally exhausted by the full time you finish. My best time ever completing the drill was 7minutes 18 seconds. It certainly increased my confidence and paid when the summer season began.
The 2nd drill I would do on a regular basis was also considered a stamina drill. I would put on of my favorite songs and run the length of the court shooting 3’s at each basket. I would do this for the length of one song then rest for a few minutes and take action again. Usually anywhere from 5 to 10 times. This drill really paid for me personally inside my Senior year. I had defenses setup not to allow me to catch the ball in rhythm denying me from getting the kind of shots I was used to getting as a sophomore and junior. There were many times when I would 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.