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Building the Natural Shot: Easy to Learn Concepts and Techniques


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Building the Natural Shot: Easy to Learn Concepts and Techniques



Building the Natural Shot: Easy to Learn Concepts and Techniques

Teach your players easy to learn concepts and techniques to transform their shooting form!

  • Develop quick and efficient release mechanics to create a more accurate and consistent shot
  • Diagnose and correct problems with shooting technique to remedy a player's shooting woes
  • Get specific drills to teach shooting focus, alignment, proper spin, and precision


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with Gary Close;
former University of Wisconsin Assistant Coach (13 years);
back-to-back Final Four appearances (2014-15), including a spot in the National Championship game (`15); 3x Big Ten Champions (1 tournament and 2 regular season titles)

Coach Gary Close has been regarded as a highly effective player development specialist over his 29-year career in Division I college basketball, working to develop consistent shooting from perimeter players like BJ Armstrong and with big men like 2015 `Player of the Year' Frank Kaminsky. His contributions in recent years helped the University of Wisconsin reach back-to-back Final Fours and the 2015 National Championship game.

In this video, you will learn the fundamentals to developing an accurate, consistent jump shot. In addition to breaking down multiple aspects of proper shooting form, you will learn how to teach these principles through 11 shooting drills appropriate for players of all ages. Close explains the release concept, breaks down the basic concepts for your shooting form, how to understand and measure distance on the shot for both short and long shots, as well as many shooting drills for developing your shooting technique and repetitions.

Basics of a Good Shot

Starting from the ground up with proper stance, hand placement and form, Close breaks down the fundamentals that will benefit players who are just starting out learning to shoot.

See how you can develop rotation on the ball with five teaching points that will enhance your shot release. Learn the essentials to a solid stance and ball position that will tighten up your mechanics to create a more consistent shot. Coach Close discusses essential teaching points such as footwork, arm position, and angle of delivery into your release. You will also see how you can apply these principles into correcting a player's "broken" shot with nine strategies for improving shots that are not getting spin on the ball, falling short, or going long.

The basics progress into form shooting and building upon the proper stance and hand placement.

Shooting Drills

Coach Close teaches you the Bounce Drill drill, which emphasizes getting rotation on the ball with strong wrist flicks. Multiple drills motivate players to focus on "finesse" shots that will help to narrow their aim on the rim. The Quick Release drill will speed up a player's release and remove any downward motion in their shot.

A variety of drills progress your players from focusing strictly on technique to more competitive scenarios. These drills will give you strategies for working with players in individual or small group settings. Implementing these into your practices will help your players develop a consistent shooting form that feels comfortable and puts the ball in the net.

This video will give you everything you need to transform your players' shooting form.

43 minutes. 2017.


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