Elk Rapids Basketball Shot Club Membership 250 Hot Club (5th grade and below): Make 250 shots in one week. 500 Shot Club: Make and record 500 shots in one week. 1,000 Shot Club: Make and record 1,000 shots in one week. 1,500 Shot Club: Make and record 1,500 shots in one week. What does it take to be an elite shooter? Here is an outline:
Elite Shooter - 1,500 made shots a week.
Great Shooter - 1,000 made shots a week.
Good Shooter - 500 made shots a week.
Of important notice: You should record your shooting workouts to show your progress and maximize your motivation and improvement. You should only count your makes.
Random Thoughts Part One: 1. Shooting is the most important skill in basketball. 2. Shooters are not born. They are developed. 3. Elite shooters make 1,500 shots every week. 4. Most players don't track their shots. 5. Most players don't have a plan to improve. 6. Most players have horrible form.
Random Thoughts Part Two: 1. Being able to shoot makes it easier to score at the rim. 2. Good Shooters create space for other players. 3. Most teams pack the paint. 4. Good shooters add points to the scoreboard. 5. Players who can shoot want to practice more. 6. Great shooting shows you work on your game.
(Credit to Coach Mac. You can find his stuff at http://www.basketballforcoaches.com/ )
1,2 Step: Butt down, left foot forward and attack basketball (right handed shooters), on catch step forward with right foot so that feet are shoulder width apart.
After 1,2 step the right foot will be slightly in front of left foot.
Use your legs to supply power for your shot and drive upward. You should land 3 to 6 inches closer to the rim than you started.
Do NOT drift to the left or right.
Tuck shooting elbow to the side of your body and form an “L” with your arm. Keep your shooting elbow under the ball (Do not let it flare out). Your non-shooting elbow should be out, to help provide a solid shooting base.
Focus on the target. We teach the front of the rim. Pick a small target and shoot the ball right over it. Unless you are using the backboard and then shoot the ball softly off the top of the rectangle.
Even when not shooting, you should put your eyes on the rim on every catch.
Be a one handed shooter. The guide-hand is on the side and is used only to balance the ball. Do not use your guide hand or the thumb of the guide hand to shoot it.
The ball should be in the pads of your hands and not the palm or the extreme fingertips.
Snap your wrist on the follow through.
Your elbow should finish above your eye.
Your shooting hand fingers should remain slightly spread.
Primary Screens: Down screens, back screens, flare screens, ball screens
Primary Cuts of Screens: Curl cut, pro cut, straight cut, fade cut
Reads their defender, and then makes the appropriate cut to get open
Creates a passing lane for the passer by sliding up or down on penetration and post feeds
Beats the defense up the floor for an open shot
Catch and shoot shot or rip through/shot fake one dribble shot
Is able to run defender ragged off of multiple screens
Pauses and reads defender before each screen
8. Exploits Scouting Report Defense
Is able to make the defense pay on an over close out
Efficient Use of Dribbles
Only uses 1-2 dribbles on penetration to get shot off
Is able to drive and kick if help defender steps up on penetration
Recognizes scouting report defense and uses shot fake to exploit it
Uses shot fake to get past defender and also to draw fouls
One of the words that can be closely associated with a great shooter is efficiency. There are a lot of shooters out there that average a lot of points, but they are also averaging a lot of shots. These types of players are "volume shooters" and it is rare that they are associated with winning teams. Great shooters are able to take and make shots at a high percentage; which helps their teams win games. They recognize that this is their "role" on the team, and they do their best to help the team win. As you can see from this list, a great shooter is comprised of many different things. There are good shooters that check off some of these points, but only great shooters have really mastered all of these different areas. If you desire to be a great shooter, look through this list and figure out which areas you are strong at and which areas you are weak at. After this, it is up to you to spend time working on these different areas. Don't avoid your weaknesses when you go to the gym to do your basketball training. You want to maximize your strengths as a shooter, but you also want to limit your weaknesses. The only way to do that is by spending time working on your weaknesses. If there is one thing that you take away from this article, take this: GREAT SHOOTERS ARE MADE IN THE GYM. Some shooters are more naturally gifted, but there has never been a great shooter in the history of the game that hasn't also put a countless number of hours into their shot.