Coaching Basketball: Shooting Skills

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Coaching Basketball: Shooting Skills

Rick Swing

Youth Director Shades Mountain Baptist Church

What's the most important thing about shooting the basketball? You want to make the basket! Basketball Coach Rick Swing discusses and demonstrates the proper technique for shooting the basketball in this video set. Beginning with the proper athletic stance and following through the shot, this basketball set is perfect for young players. Various shooting styles are demonstrated as Coach discusses what works, what doesn't, and why it's good to have a shooting style that you are comfortable with. In the end, it's not so much how you start, but how you finish that matters.

Basketball Skills: Shooting Fundamentals

The fundamentals of shooting the basketball are covered here. The stance, shoulder and elbow position, and how to hold the basketball on your shooting hand with the wrist cocked are covered in a simple teaching progression. Great for youth league coaches, parents, and players.

Basketball Skills: Shooting Styles

Athletes aren't all the same. Some are left-handed, some right. Some are taller with longer arms. Others may have a wider stance or a straighter back. The important thing is for athletes to learn correct shooting skills, and then to develop a comfortable style that will allow for a good shot. In this video, Coach walks through shooting with players of various styles.