How to Have Good Basketball Form

Many kids watch basketball and want to shoot like the pros. This article will include a step by step guide on how to shoot like the pros.

Steps

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    Get a basketball and hoop. You can't practice without either of them.
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    Hold the ball. Put your strong hand anywhere on the ball because that will be your shooting hand. Place your other hand on the side of the ball closest to you. If you are right handed your right hand should be on the side of ball facing you and your left hand should be on the left side of the ball. If your left handed then your left hand should be on the side facing you and your right side should be on the right side of the ball.
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    Bringing the ball up. For younger players its okay to have the ball under your head. For older players bring the ball up so the ball will be above your head. Your arms should be at a 90 degree angle. Your elbow should be close to you not away from you.
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    Shoot with your legs. Many people think that you shoot with your arms but you really shoot from the legs. The arms are to guide the ball.
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    How to shoot with the legs. Bend your knees and jump straight up.
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    Shoot the ball don't push it. In the act of shooting. When you are in the air and you are about to release the ball. Just release it don't force it out of your hands.
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    Finishing touch. When the ball leaves your hand, flick or snap the wrist.
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    Practice. Keep on practicing. Its going to take awhile to get it down. Just think that the pros started where you did.
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    Review. Get a ball and a hoop. Place your hands on the ball. Bring the ball up above your head. Keep your elbows in. Bend your knees. Jump straight up. Shoot the ball. Flick the wrist.
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    Have fun. Basketball is all about fun. You can practice by playing with your friends.

Tips

  • Don't cross your arms when you shoot, stay in your form.
  • Keep practicing, you won't get any better if you don't.
  • Only use one hand in your shot.
  • Don't shoot from the side of the head shoot.

Warnings

  • You will miss a lot of shots and you won't get it down in one day.

Article Info

Categories: Basketball