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All the good shooters I have ever played with exhibit


consistent shooting mechanics and high confidence. The form is not always pretty. Form varies from shooter to shooter and can vary greatly.

One of the best shooters I have ever played with had almost no arch in his shot. It seemed straight as an arrow, but they went in. His mechanics were consistent and he didn’t have to think about it, he just fired away.

When I was a volunteer youth league coach teaching kids shooting mechanics, I generally emphasized setting their feet, squaring shoulders to the basket, follow through, stuff like that. I didn’t mess with their form. If they wanted to release the ball from the chest or over their head I let them do what they were most comfortable with, which I think relates to their natural ability, what feels right for them.

(In response to this post by VT ChemE 1986)

Posted: 10/14/2021 at 12:16PM



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  Im not yet ready to call it solid... -- GCHokie34 10/13/2021 11:50AM
  I struggled with this in high school. -- OrlandoHokie 10/14/2021 3:53PM
  Same here. Basketball and baseball. -- MP4VT2004 10/14/2021 9:53PM
  How much of the decision to try N'Guessan -- Vippie1 10/14/2021 07:45AM
  I am not surprised or concerned with a rough transition -- VT ChemE 1986 10/13/2021 2:07PM
  Confidence and form -- 1980VT 10/13/2021 2:05PM
  Sort of maybe unlike Nahiem? -- VTKev80 10/13/2021 5:38PM
  Its a little of both... -- GCHokie34 10/13/2021 9:07PM
  Reggie Miller on line 3 -- VT ChemE 1986 10/13/2021 7:20PM
  Miller and Curry had/have perfect form for them -- 1980VT 10/14/2021 11:22AM
  Yep. If it ain't broke... ** -- VT94 10/14/2021 10:49AM
  Agreed... -- GCHokie34 10/13/2021 2:24PM
  GC is there much you can do as a coach for that? -- HokieSA 10/13/2021 12:36PM
  Funny enough... -- GCHokie34 10/13/2021 2:19PM
  You're right and you caught me. ** -- IB4TECH 10/13/2021 2:18PM

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