A New Unique Way To Practice Free Throws And Add Pressure

By Joe Haefner

A New Unique Way To Practice Free Throws And Add Pressure

This is a unique way to practice free throws.

We all know that it’s nearly impossible to simulate an actual free throw that occurs during games. However, here is a great way to apply additional…

Startling Way To Improve Free Throw Shooting From Geno Auriemma

By Joe Haefner

I was watching a coaching conversation between Geno Auriemma and Bob Knight on ESPN the other day. Somehow, they segued into a conversation on free throw shooting.

Geno mentioned that he had some years where his team was very poor at free throw shooting. Following conventional thinking, they spent more practice time on free throws. Well, things didn’t improve. So Geno did something drastic. He completely stopped shooting free throws during practice.

Geno said when he did this, their free throw shooting percentage almost immediately went up. His theory is that they spent so much time on free throws during practice that it further ingrained into the players’ mind that they were poor free throw shooters. So by not practicing the free throws, the players spent very little time thinking that they were poor free throw shooters or maybe didn’t even realize it.

Nothing like some healthy thinking out of the box.