How To Make Good Basketball Shots
To learn how to make good basketball shots, practice is essential. Strengthening the muscles throughout the body, improving jumping techniques, and fine-tuning accuracy with basketball shots are all necessary components of making good basketball shots on a consistent basis. The following will help improve basketball techniques.
- Develop a workout routine schedule that focuses on strengthening key muscles used in basketball shots. Ideally, cardiovascular exercise would also be included in this routine to improve overall stamina when playing the game. Lunges, squats, plyometric exercises such as jumping, and a weight-training routine focusing on building overall strength will help immensely. Alternate weight-training workouts and cardio-focused workouts every other day. Build upper-body strength as well as lower-body strength so that the arms can handle being held up for long periods of time, even when the rest of the body feels exhausted.
- Set up a basketball hoop to practice on, if one is not available, and adjust the hoop to regulation height. Depending on age and gender, the hoop may need to be raised or lowered. If the hoop cannot be adjusted to regulation height for the particular trainee’s age and gender bracket, make do for the time being until another hoop become available.
- Practice is key in any sport or activity. Practice making basketball shots from all angles and distances from the net. Do not stand still and keep making shots from that one spot, this is counterproductive. Instead, pick a spot to start, take aim and drop the body down a little lower keeping knees above ankles and not allowing them to extend as far as the toes. Maybe the shot, coming up from the lowered position and using the momentum of coming up to force and guide the ball toward the target. Now move to another spot.
- As the skill with making good basketball shots improves, begin adding more momentum and speed to the routine. For example, instead of starting in one spot, begin by dribbling the ball around the court, imagine opponents trying to block and redirect the target direction or steal the ball. At first, stop in a spot to make the basketball shot, but then begin making basketball shots while still in motion from the momentum built up while dribbling the ball around the court. Without allowing a full stop or the time to focus and aim, the basketball shots will greatly improve by the player being forced to shoot faster and without time to think or aim the ball.