If you want to function as sharp shooter of your team that the coach turns to each time a big shot is needed, it’s going to have a serious commitment. Day in and day out. Practice, Repetition, Practice, Repetition!!
As a freshman I was considered a good shooter, but I wasn’t even close to being on course to holding my senior high school 3 point record! I began the season while the kick off point guard for the JV team. For the season I shot 30% from behind the arc, not exactly hall of fame percentages. I did get pulled around Varsity for sectionals and saw 1:33 of action at the conclusion of the game trailing be double digits. I squeezed one shot up that happened to be a 3 pointer and I made it. It was a great feeling to have hit my one and only shot attempt at the varsity level. It gave me an enormous surge of motivation starting the off-season.
One thing I was aware of starting that off-season was that my form wasn’t exactly Steve Kerr Text Book form. I knew if I wanted to be a consistent, dependable shooter I’d to correct my form irrespective of how hard it absolutely was to improve something I had been doing for years. I was comfortable shooting with my elbow out and my off hand totally out of place. I was made aware of the at a Purdue University Basketball Camp where they recorded our form and would help us correct it.
Initially I didn’t like the very thought of changing my form because I really didn’t think I’d have the ability to get comfortable shooting a brand new way in real game situations شارب شوتر. That thinking was counter productive. Once I realized the change will be worthwhile when my teammates and coaches took notice of my perfect form and trusted me in pressure situations. I kept that in the back of my mind during the change of form.
I’d start out literally two feet from the hoop and release the ball with perfect form and I was sure to check out through on every shot. It’s hard to stress how important repetition was in this process. I’d shoot 100 shots from 5 feet and in until my arm would get tired. I’d slowly work my way back to the free-throw line and just continue steadily to shoot, continue, shoot, continue, over and over and over.
Once I completely committed myself to the new form I could get confident with it much sooner than I thought possible. Before when I’d try to boost my form I’d always get back to my old form, and never stick to it. This time around I stuck to it and I refused to hold a go with bad form. Within one month I was comfortable in scrimmage games shooting the ball, and I was getting special notice from my coach at the positive change to my game. Even more important than that, my confidence begun to skyrocket! I couldn’t wait to get on the court and practice my new form. It was amazing, I was hitting my 3’s consistently and began to get very excited to start the new season.
I think two 3 point shooting drills I did made the difference for me. The very first one I call it the Bryce Drew Drill. I was told Bryce Drew from Valporazo used to produce 100 three pointers moving round the arc in 7 minutes with one individual rebounding. I used to love doing this drill, it takes serious concentration to get at 100. Not forgetting your arm is wholly exhausted by enough time you finish. My best time ever completing the drill was 7minutes 18 seconds. It really increased my confidence and paid down when the season began.
The 2nd drill I’d do on a regular basis was also considered a stamina drill. I’d placed on of my songs and run the length of the court shooting 3’s at each basket. I’d try this for the length of one song then rest for a couple minutes and take action again. Usually anywhere from 5 to 10 times. This drill really paid down for me personally during my Senior year. I’d defenses setup never to i’d like to catch the ball in rhythm denying me from getting the type of shots I was used to getting as a sophomore and junior. There were many occasions when I’d bring the ball down the court and be open at the 3 point line and knock down the shot. It became a simple shot from so much practice doing this drill.