Analysis Of The Free-Throw Shot

When deciding about a movement to study, I thought about many, and very few
interested me. Then I decided to choose something that was very important to me.
Shooting the basketball, and more specifically the technique in performing a
free throw. I thought by looking more closely at the details of a movement I
have been doing since a small child. I thought possibly I could learn something
that would give me an advantage in my shot.
The application of this particular movement is for shooting a free-throw,
which is a stand still uncontested shot. There are a few rules that go with
shooting a free-throw, such as you have to be behind the fifteen foot line,
called the free-throw line, ...

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the angle is higher than ten feet at
its peak so then on its decent to the basket it will have a chance to go in. If
you don't get it higher than ten feet it has no chance to go in.
When you start talking all these angle's and trajectories, you can begin to
understand why some people are accurate and some are not. Shooting free-throws
is not a thing of chance or luck. It is something that takes repetition. To be
a good free-throw shooter you need to have a repetitive action, not something
that changes every time. Since the conditions are predictable it is very easy
to become a good repetitive free-throw shooter.
If you would be unsure about the correct movements, it would be beneficial
to study the movements of someone who is one of the best at what you were
studying. The best of our time would be Mark Price of the NBA. He has a career
free-throw average over ninety percent, which by free-throw standards is very
good. To give you an idea of how well that is, you ...

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find what is comfortable and stick with it.
Along with this sequence of events leading to the shot, you want to be
aware of proper shooting technique. Proper shooting technique would be to rest
the ball on the fingertips of your hand. You do not want the ball resting in
your palm. Control of the shot comes from the fingers. You want to use your
non dominant hand as support on the side to the ball. This hand has nothing to
do with the shot, it is there only for support of the ball. Then you would want
to bring the ball up to the forehead creating a window between your arms. This
is where you want to focus on the rim and extend at the elbow, and extending at
the wrist.
Now ...

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