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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2015, 14:32 

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I have a soon to be 10 year old daughter who is a decent player. She plays in a CYO league with 10 foot rims. The next step for her in her game would be to develop her shot. I have religiously watched the Bob Bigelow dvds and they have helped tremendously but one point that I disagree with him is using a set shot for younger kids. My daughter is big for her age and fairly strong so I feel she can now make the transition to a traditional jump shot. I have tried some of the one handed drills that you often see but she says her hands are too small to control the ball. Will it affect her form is she uses her guide hand? Any dvds, training aids or drills anyone can recommend for the beginning jump shooter. Any exercises to develop more upper body strength? (medicine balls).

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PostPosted: 25 Jan 2015, 15:57 
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Starting in 3rd grade I started teaching our players to shoot properly with "one" hand. Some of them shot quite a bit on their own so I thought it was time for them to learn properly since they were getting so many reps on their own.

First you need to use a light weight basketball. That helps with teaching good form.

I would suggest two videos for learning proper technique.
http://www.onemotionbasketball.com
http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?B=94465&U=285736&M=14091

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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2015, 15:20 

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Thanks for your help.

I will order both.

She is using a regulation (28.5) women's ball? For one handed work should she use something smaller?


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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2015, 06:48 
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It depends. My daughter is 9 and will be 10 in Feb. She is pound for pound very strong but one of the smaller players on the team. She is not strong enough to shoot properly with a 28.5 ball. A few of the bigger players on the team can handle the 28.5 when they are close to the basket.

One player on my daughters team has come a long way with her shot this year. She is one of the bigger stronger players. She has practiced with this 17 oz ball almost exclusively, spending lots of time on basic technique.
http://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=101

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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2015, 07:05 

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Same thing with my daughter. 9 now and will be 10 on 2-14.

She is probably one of the larger players in the league and is a great rebounder and defender. Last year she had problems dribbling (slapped at the ball) but we both worked on it last summer and this year she has played some point guard. I keep telling her that she might not always be the largest player so she needs to develop other skills. Her shot is hit ot miss-r a swish from 10 feet or it goes over the backboard. Sounds like this advice and dvds will help. Thanks.


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PostPosted: 23 Apr 2016, 10:22 

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I am excited to read how involved you dads are with your daughters. It is great. Its also great to see girls so proficient in the sport. Hats off to you dad's out there.


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