Intensity Jump Shots excellent drill for shooting repetitions and for conditioning. It requires changes of direction, for game type movement, excellent footwork, for balance and speed and good conditioning. It also serves as a basis for many more drills that will allow you to work on a variety of skills.
I was watching television the other day and two media types were debating how good a shooter a particular player is. They were debating range, statistics and were comparing him to other players. Some interesting points came out. So interesting that I think all players should understand them.
It is almost impossible to minimize the importance of foul shooting, to both teams and players. If you have a player who can make just 4 baskets per game and add 4 foul shots to his total, you have a double figure scorer. Add fifteen points from the foul line to your team's total and it would be a very difficult obstacle for you opponents to overcome.
Countless times I hear players say how much they practice their shooting.When asked, "How long do you practice?" I might get an answer of "An hour per day." I then ask, "Show me how you practice." Almost invariably the player will go out some where near the 3-point line, fire off a shot, chase down the rebound, go somewhere else and shoot again, chase down the rebound, etc., etc. After watching, I like to bring up the point, "In an hour of shooting practice, don't you really only shoot for 15 minutes and spend 45 minutes chasing the ball on…
I have never met a basketball player who did not want to become a better shooter. However, many players don't understand how to get better, especially young players. Just grabbing a ball and shooting for a while is not enough to get you better. Below are a few hints that I hope will help.