Breakthrough Basketball Newsletter:
Increase This to Improve Your Shooting Margin of Error 500%

April 21st, 2022

Here's what we have for you this week...

  • Want a 500% INCREASE in Shooting Margin Error? - If more of your shots are bouncing off the rim or backboard...and not IN the basket...just adjust this by 10 degrees to see improvement in your shooting.

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Get a 500% Increase in Your Shooting Margin Error With 1 Simple Change

DID YOU KNOW that a shot with a flat 35 degree arc only has .6 inches of margin for the ball to clear without hitting the rim? The shot has to be almost perfect to get a swish.

BUT a shot with a 45 degree medium height arc has a 3 inch margin of error!

That's right. Just by increasing the arc of your shot, your margin of error could increase as much as 500%!

How many shots bounce OUT of the basket because you missed by just a fraction?

As a general rule of thumb, finish your follow through with the rim clearly visible beneath the fingers of your shooting hand. That way you will ensure that you have a decent arc on the shot. Shots with proper arch have a much better chance of going in.

Just don't go too high. Because if your arc gets too high, you'll lose your distance control.

Here's another tip to visually see if you're getting enough arc... if you're at the free throw line, the top of the arc (apex) should reach approximately the top of the backboard. The closer you are, the lower the apex can be. If you step out to the 3-point line, you want the apex to be slightly higher than the backboard.

And if players, especially younger ones, are having trouble getting arc on the ball, then you'll want to evaluate if they're shooting too far out.

Younger players should not be cranking 3s or mid-range shots until they've mastered their form and footwork under and around the basket. And only then should they extend their range IF they are strong enough.

Warm Regards,

- Joe Haefner
Breakthrough Basketball