Coaches, here are 3 key youth basketball tips to help your players become excellent shooters.
Learn how to shoot a basketball with greater accuracy and consistency using these fundamental principles and a variety of good individual and team shooting drills.
Becoming a great shooter doesn't happen overnight.
And it certainly doesn't happen by accident.
It takes proper mechanics, LOTS of practice, and detailed feedback to correct mistakes.
Youth Basketball Tips #1
Learning how to shoot a basketball is all about the little things.
Each type of basketball shot has its own mechanics.
Check out basketball tips for the basic basketball shots:
Youth Basketball Tips #2
Learning all of the steps involved in shooting a basketball is just the beginning...
Next, comes practice, practice, practice.
We've all heard the saying, "Practice makes perfect," but I read a quote the other day that I thought was a lot more accurate.
"Practice makes permanent"
Think about that for a minute.
Practicing is absolutely necessary in learning how to do any skill because you're trying to ingrain movement patterns into your muscles.
But, if you're not practicing correct technique, you're actually doing yourself more harm than good.
Because practice makes bad habits permanent just as easily as it makes good habits permanent.
Make sure that what you're practicing is making you better.
Youth Basketball Tips #3
None of us do things perfectly.
And that's why feedback is so valuable.
Feedback is information we get that helps us correct what we're doing wrong or repeat what we're doing right.
It comes in different forms.
Sometimes you'll shoot the ball, and you'll be able to tell exactly what you did right or wrong based on how the shot felt as it left your fingers and where the ball ended up.
With that feedback, you can make any necessary corrections (or none at all), shoot it again, and get more feedback from the new results.
Sometimes though, it's hard for a shooter to know exactly what's going wrong, especially when it comes to some of the finer points of shooting a basketball.
That's where a great coach comes in who can watch the shooter's technique and provide feedback.
Would you like to help your youth basketball players shoot more consistently, but you're not quite sure what to look for?
Tips to help you analyze a shooter's form: