The Quickest & Most Accurate Shooting Release in College Basketball - You Should Study This Technique
Shooting Technique - A Quick and Effortless Release
Shooting is the most important skill in basketball; after all, games are won by scoring more points than your opponent.
Coaches absolutely love players that can make shots and opposing coaches have nightmares trying to figure out game plans to stop them, especially 3 pt. shooters.
A Great Example
Melissa Dixon, Sr. guard for the Iowa Lady Hawkeyes, is a great example of the kind of player mentioned above. Twenty-four games into the 2014-2015 season and Melissa is shooting 47.3% from behind the arc (89 of 198) and hitting 87.2% of her Ft’s (34 of 39).
She also leads the nation with 3.7 3-point field goals per game.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE WAY SHE SHOOTS!
Why? Simple, no one in basketball (men’s or women’s game) has a quicker and smoother release.
Her shot is effortless due to outstanding timing between her legs and arms. They work together to maximize power while, at the same time, maintaining the all important aspect of “touch or feel”.
Throughout her entire shooting process, momentum travels freely up the shot line with no wasted movement. Young players (boys or girls) would do well to emulate Melissa’s shooting stroke.
Two Categories of Shooting Methods
All shooting methods can be categorized into one of two categories:
One-Piece shot - the shooting process, from start to finish, consists of one distinct movement ... no stops along the way.
Two-Piece shot - the shooting process, from start to finish, has two distinct movements ... one stop along the way.
Melissa has a “textbook” One-Piece shot or what I call a One Motion shot. With this method, the shot begins with the ball located around chest level (SET Position). Once the shooting process starts, the ball never stops which allows momentum to travel up the shot line on the “path of least resistance”. This enables her to have the quickest and smoothest shot possible.
With a Two-Piece shot, the shooting process begins with the ball being placed some where between the waist and knees (that’s called the Dip). From there, the ball/momentum travels the shot line by looping up & back (1st Piece of the shot), then stops at some point (face, top of head, other), and then starts again towards the Release Point (2nd Piece of the shot).
Does it make sense to START/STOP/START the ball during the shooting process? That’s what happens with a Two-Piece shot! With One Motion, the ball NEVER STOPS from beginning to end.
Melissa Dixon has it figured out. She shoots the easy and most efficient way possible.
One Motion Shooting Technique
The One Motion Shooting Technique is easy to learn ... 2 simple steps. Once my students experience the “feel” of One Motion, they don’t want to go back to their old method!To learn more, check out the One Motion Shooting Videos.
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