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PostPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 13:50 

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Its kinda hard placing your hand directly right in the middle of the basketball, I prefer it slightly to the right, but how can I shoot straight if the ball is slightly to the righ? Should I aim slightly to the left or just adjust my form and place the ball in front of me?
I'm trying to place my elbow under the ball, if I'm going to place the ball in front of me I'm uncomfortable with my elbow but I can shoot straight or place the ball in fornt of me but place the elbow slightly on the left, is it a mistake?


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PostPosted: 19 Jul 2018, 11:19 
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When you follow through and release you hand can naturally straighten out. There are many players at all levels that start with their hand on the side and then it corrects as they get into the shooting motion.

Do you shoot straight and accurate now? Every shooting coach you ask will give you a different asnwer. But my opinion is you want the following:

- comfort
- shoot straight (hit center of your target)
- have sufficient arc
- hold your follow through
- get some back spin on the ball when you shoot
- shoot the same every time
- practice consistently

If you do those things I'm personally not as worried about the other stuff.

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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2018, 05:02 

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Lately I managed to fix the shot and be comfortable with the elbow under the ball.
The last problem I've ever had is that my shot is weak, within the area near the three-point line my shot does not reach the rim if I shoot naturally, while going closer I reach the rim. When I have to shoot on a three-shot my shot is not natural because I try to reach the rim and shoot badly putting force on the arm and wrist.
Can you give me some exercise to strengthen your wrist?


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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2018, 05:49 
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How old are you? Generally, if you are old enough, I just suggest a good all around strength training program for a total body strength workout. Also include the athletic aspects of injury prevention, mobility, coordination, speed, and agility.

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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2018, 07:44 

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I'm 18 years old


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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2018, 14:51 
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Start a good total body strength training workout. Preferably something for athletes. But when it comes to it, any type of strength training will help and is better than none at all.

Best case scenario you work with a good local trainer that specializes in strength training for athletes.

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2018, 12:30 

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One other thing, the further you move away from the basket, the more you need to use your legs on shots. Have someone film you when you're shooting from the 3 pt line, I bet you'll see you're not using your legs enough and relying too much on your hand/arm.

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