Balance

Staggering Your Stance

Depending on where you go in the world, how I would teach a player to position their feet is either a revolutionary idea, or I'm a dinosaur teaching outdated information.  I've found that most shooting technique ideas have been around forever, being taught...

The Unintentional Fade-Away

First off, I have nothing against fade-aways. If you can shoot them at a high percentage (Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant), then I'm good with them. But I will always choose a balanced shot over a fade-away from the same shooter. The fact of the matter is, when you...

Why I Don’t Teach Shoulder Width Feet

"Feet Shoulder Width Apart" drives me crazy. I hate it so much!!!  But probably not for the reason you think.  See, I'm actually on-board with the idea of wide feet, I just LOATH the body part that we all chose as a reference point. Do me a favour (I'm Canadian,...

Spine Angle

When we talk about a player's balance we tend to think about their feet.  I do too.  It's important to understand that other parts of our body affect the balance of a shooter, and maximize the chances of them being able to be, and stay on balance. But before we get...

The Trouble With Copying Steph

“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...

Toes at the Rim

This is probably the hottest debate in shooting technique right now. Toes at the rim, or turn? I'll start with what I teach, then explain why. I teach toes at the rim. The reason why goes back to positive energy. As much as possible, I want the shooter’s body to...