Arc

Synchronizing Your Shot

Steph Curry has some of the best range in the history of the NBA.  Steph Curry is also far from strongest players in the NBA.  Very strong for an average human being, but not among the strongest of the freak athletes in the NBA.  The fact is, range isn't based just on...

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When Should My Non-Shooting Hand Come Off The Ball?

We've talked in other blogs about the relationship between the shooting hand and the non-shooting hand (NSH).  The two hands do work together, but with one as the supporting actor, and one as the star of the show.   Ultimately, shooting a ball is a one-person-show....

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How Your Ball Path Effects Your Arc

I define the Ball Path as the path that the ball takes to get from triple threat to the set point or shooting pocket.  It really doesn't matter what we call it, but we do need to understand how it affects our shot. It is easy to look at this part of our shot as a...

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The Power Doesn’t Just Come From Your Legs

"Bend your legs."  "The power in your shot comes from your legs."   This is what we’ve all heard over and over again throughout our careers.  If I go into clinics and ask 11 year olds where the power in their shot comes from, all the kids that are brave enough to...

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Watching the Ball Mid-Flight

Coaching is full of contradictions.  Play aggressive defense, but don’t foul.  Make quick decisions, but don’t turn the ball over.  Box out, but just go get the ball.  We are all guilty of it, and it will probably never change. The reality is, we are trying to prepare...

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The Myth of Holding Your Follow Though

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...

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