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August 07, 2008 05:11PM
Who do you think teaches shooting form the best and WHY?
Re: Shooting
August 08, 2008 04:39PM
I really Like the films produced by Ganon Baker. He starts with simplicity (form, technique, building blocks etc.) and progresses to an intense approach to shooting development that replicates game situations better than any other stuff I have seen.
Re: Shooting
August 16, 2008 01:29PM
Does anyone use the "Gun" in practice? If so, how do YOU implement it in practice. I've seen it used before school and on let's say Sat. practices but who uses it in everyday practice and how (please give a description)?
d brown
Re: Shooting
September 01, 2008 03:53AM
coach-i am a skill coach who works with high school players. i puchased the GUN 6000 for my outfit this year and have been using it for about 5 months now. I use it 3-4 X per wk with my players. Although using 1X per week will not give you much bang for the buck, I'm not convinced that daily use is good either unless you have the time to closely monitor your players daily.

That is the key. YOU (or another coach) MUST MONITOR your players while they shoot on this device. The reason being that bad shooting mechanics will be ingrained at a much faster rate, making much harder to correct later.

I recommend that you get in touch with the good people Lone Star Academy, in Ft. Wort, TX. They give me the 411 on how to implement the GUN.

The best piece of advice they gave me was to limits the player's reps on the machine initially and build progressively over many weeks. But must also watch for fatigue in the players shoulders and have them stretch these muscles after shooting sessions. Also, as long as their mechanics are sound, increase the rate at which the GUN passes the ball to increase intensity. You should also use the setting where the machine move after each shot requiring the player to shoot of the move. I have found the sets of 10-25 reps with a rest interval work best. The higher the intensity of the work the lower the reps per set. You must keep quality high!

In all, I think it is a great device. But it is not a toy. And it should not be used for players to mindlessly shoot thousands of reps without guidance.
Anonymous User
Re: Shooting
October 15, 2008 01:43AM
Coach Dave Guinane from the Detroit area is the best shooting coach in the country. He teaches thousands of kids every year and is the only person I know who knows the perfect form and how to teach it. Check him out, Type The Basketball Workshop in on google and it will be the first site. Also check the sig. for a video
Re: Shooting
October 15, 2008 03:05AM
DAVE I've ever seen. I use his teaching techniques and terminology when I work w/my players
Anonymous User
Re: Shooting
January 17, 2009 06:14PM
Jimmy Clayton of Sports City U. is the best. Can't imagine any better teacher than him.
Re: Shooting
April 19, 2009 11:21PM
I think dick baumgartner in IN is the best shooting coach their is.
Re: Shooting
July 04, 2009 10:18PM
I vote for Tom Norland with his Swish method.

I've been using it for a couple of years and it's a coaches method. It keeps a very good balance between the 'hard' skills (Fysics) and the 'soft skills' (State of mind) and the way you should apply it on your players.
Re: Shooting
September 01, 2009 10:10PM
Jim Clayton is the best, nba teams, nike, mj. everybody man
Re: Shooting
September 29, 2009 04:59PM
Marvin Harvey in Tampa,fl
Re: Shooting
October 06, 2009 01:30PM
Jim Clayton out of WV is the best i have ever seen...
Coach Daye
Re: Shooting
October 08, 2009 12:11AM
Dave Smart . . . Carleton University . . . hands down . . .
Jacob Hiller
Re: Shooting
November 01, 2009 06:26AM
Dave Hopla is excellent.

Jacob Hiller
Re: Shooting
February 25, 2010 03:09AM
A lot of names on here.

Anybody know if what all these guys teach is pretty much the same thing?

I mean the mechanics of the shot...

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Re: Shooting
April 02, 2010 11:37AM
These are all well experienced coaches with a wealth of knowledge.

Shooting is all about confidence, comfort and repetition. If you build a solid foundation of form, technique and proper foot work, building on that just takes time and effort.

Starting with simple approaches can lead to big things. You ask any shooter what the biggest thing is and he/she will tell you 'consistency'.

I hope this helps,

Re: Shooting
April 08, 2010 03:58PM
Steve Alford's The Shot: Shooting Drills & Techniques is a great one and so is Gary Boren's How to Coach Free Throw Shooting.

Thom McDonald
Basketball Coaching Director
Championship Productions, Inc.

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Re: Shooting
April 28, 2010 05:37PM
Check out the iPhone application Shooter Tutor ( It does a pretty good job of establishing good shooting form.
Re: Shooting
June 05, 2010 08:59AM
I agree with Coach Daye - Dave Smart of Carleton University in Canada gets the best results (although if you're looking to tutor your players on shooting form for hours and hours and hours without seeing much progress you're out of luck with coach Smart)

What coach Smart does so well is making it simple. He breaks down shooting into it's essential components. Coach Smart has three things which he thinks will make great shooters:

1) Balance
2) Release
3) Repetition

I'd like to add another one: Ball over biceps (if the ball is over the biceps elbow isn't flying, and the ball isn't over the head.

I've put a lot of Caoch Smarts principles up here: Shooting Fundamentals
Coach MR7
Re: Shooting
June 07, 2010 10:43PM
I think Ken Konecki is one of the best trainers of shooting because he covers an area of the court that is often overlooked by most coaches, the midrange. Ken's basic steps are Get to a spot, Elevate, High Arc. Konecki's instructions have been very helpful for players.
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Re: Shooting
September 19, 2012 06:38AM
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Re: Shooting
November 08, 2013 05:24AM
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