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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 12:16 

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My son has for some reason has started to twist when he shoots the ball. His ball side foot is slightly ahead which is fine, but while he is in the air his ball shoulder is
forward and his body is almost sideways. He can't figure why he is doing that, but he said he noticed it about 2 months ago. He is trying to correct it and now is having a hard time shooting well consistenly. Any advice would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 12:22 
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Impossible to say without seeing him shoot. But maybe it's just the natural way he should shoot. I personally do the same thing while in the air. I know other players adjust their body like that on their jump. I recently worked with a player doing that and just moved his shooting foot forward a little more and had his feet always point to the left of the basket. It helped him quite a bit. More of a staggered stance. Non shooting foot just hangs back comfortable. Just always needs to be the same (consistent) what ever stance is chosen. I believe it should be comfortable.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 12:25 
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I agree with Joe, we always taught BEEF but that doesn't mean that IF your shot is a little different that its wrong.

I would ask you this... what are the results like? Shooting % ? IF he is having good results I wouldn't change it. JMO


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 13:05 

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His shooting % is worse, but I'm wondering if it is more mental than physical. His shot confidence has went down. I'm working on it - it may just take time.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 15:19 
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Remember, shooting is all about muscle memory.... I would think that as long as his follow through is good/consistent.... hand in the cookie jar and holding the follow through... his % should improve. What level does he play at?

Have your son start closer to the basket... 4-5 feet and work his way back.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 15:27 
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One thing I stress in my shooting clinics is to keep the guide hand up with the follow through, this helps prevent the excessive upper-body twisting.

You're not shooting with the guide hand by any means, but you keep it up there.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 15:41 

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He will be a sophmore playing on varsity as a point gurd. He is a good sound player. I just can't figure out why he would be turning so much this year. The deeper the range the more he rotates while shooting. I had him close to the basket and there is a slight twist.

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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 15:48 
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Without seeing his shot... and you saying the "twisting" is more pronounced the further he gets away from the basket.... maybe he is shooting out of his comfort zone?


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PostPosted: 27 Jul 2011, 15:55 

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I can send a short video if you would care to take a look. I don't think he is out of his comfort zone, although he used to shoot from in front of his chest with a good follow through, he is now shooting the ball in front just above his shooting side eye with a good follow through.

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A video would give us a better idea of what he is doing....


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