Shoot Like A Pro
Learn the techniques NBA players use to improve their game.
"My players don't practice enough." I hear this all the time from youth coaches. The nice thing about the NBA is that everyone's job is to get better, so players will mostly take the time and apply the work ethic. Youth coaches have it tougher, but can't shrink from...read more
I remember the time in my career where I started to turn the corner and really improve as a shooting coach. Working with a university team in Canada, I had success with some players, but still didn't FULLY understand what I was teaching. I knew what I wanted a shot to...read more
“But Steph does it and he's a great shooter.” That's usually what I hear from young players when I suggest a fundamental that they don't want to hear. “Try to get your feet wider apart so that you have better balance,” I'll say. “But Steph has narrow feet when he...read more
Ask most youth coaches about the advice they would give to a player with a flat shot and the response is typically along the lines of: “hold your follow through.” I hear it in NBA gyms all the time as well, but in many cases, it is making the problem worse. The shot...read more
The scene for individual skills trainers has exploded over the last decade. It used to be that a select few professional players had individual trainers, but now it is common-place for young players as well. That’s a good thing. Players are getting more individual...read more
When we think of “low percentage shots,” we don't really think of pull up jump shots. The picture we probably have in our minds is a turn around, fall away, or a step back jumper. In the NBA Finals last year, late in a game, JR Smith caught the ball, wide open at the...read more