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Have you ever played basketball? Ever watched basketball? Ever wondered how basketball players make incredible jump shots? Let me answer that by explaining the mechanics of an effective jump shot Important? Help with personal jump shot Understand what goes into a jump shot

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Have you ever played basketball?

Ever watched basketball?

Ever wondered how basketball players make incredible jump shots?

Let me answer that by explaining the mechanics of an effective jump shot


Important?

  • Help with personal jump shot

  • Understand what goes into a jump shot

  • Appreciate Basketball better


Qualifications

  • Have played basketball for 15 years

  • Have coached basketball camps

  • Have attended basketball camps at the highest level

  • Worked on form during transition from post player to perimeter


6 main components in the mechanics of a Jump Shot

  • Feet

  • Knees

  • Elbow

  • Shooting Hand

  • Guide Hand

  • Follow Through


Feet

  • Square to basket

  • Shoulder width apart


Knees

  • Bent like your about to sit in chair

  • About 45 degree angle

  • Bent BEFORE you catch ball


Elbow

  • Over knee, under ball

  • Triceps parallel to ground

  • Forearm perpendicular to triceps


Shooting Hand

  • Wrist bent like waiter

  • Ball on pads of fingers


Guide Hand

  • On side of ball

  • Lightly resting

  • Create window


Eyes

  • Always on basket

  • Look where you want the ball to go


Follow Through

  • Hand steady throughout shot

  • End with “hand in the bucket”

  • Hold it


Conclusion

  • Gives you idea of how much goes into a jump shot

  • Will hopefully improve your mechanics when shooting


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