How To Make Great Basketball Shots
Learning how to make great basketball shots is all about fundamentals. Professional basketball players develop their shooting skills by repeating shots using the same perfect form over and over, and over again. Fortunately, learning the perfect form necessary to make great basketball shots doesn't require paying a trainer or a hall of fame basketball coach. To make great basketball shots, you need only to remember one word, "Beef."
- B: The "B" in BEEF stands for Balance. Believing it or not, making great basketball shots isn't just about what you do with your arm. In order to make great basketball shots, you need to balance your body. This means that the foot under your shooting hand should be roughly one foot forward, rather than parallel with the other foot. In addition, your center of gravity should be between your feet prior to shooting (i.e. not falling to either side).
- E: The "E" in BEEF stands for Eyes. To make great basketball shots, your eyes should be focused on the basket area. This may mean the back of the basket or the front of the basket. Try a couple different targets in the basket area to see what works best for you.
- E: The second "E" in BEEF stands for elbow. To make great basketball shots, your elbow should be at a 90 degree angle. Essentially, you want to be able to look forward and see the back of your wrist.
- F: The "F" in BEEF stands for follow through. To make great basketball shots, you need to flick your wrist when you shoot the basketball. This will create backspin. To make sure you are doing this properly, shoot the basketball and hold the position of your wrist. You should notice that your wrist is bent (as though you are making a crane shape).