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Ten Toes At The Rim

This is one of the biggest debates in skill development.  Should you turn your feet, or square them to the target?  Tilt, or ten toes at the rim? There are players that do one, and other that do the other,, and many times the same player will appear to have both...

The Player Did It Himself

One of the years I worked with an NBA team we had an athletic big man that didn’t play many minutes.  He had played most of his first couple of years out of college in the D-League and had bounced around a couple of different teams in the NBA, never really playing too...

Why I Don't Like Feet Shoulder Width Apart

I don’t teach players to get their feet shoulder width apart. In fact, I LOATH the fact that we teach players to get their feet “shoulder width” apart.Ok, now let me dial it back and explain.  I do agree with the general principle that our feet should be that wide. ...

"Man, shooting is boring."

This one line sticks in my head as the most honest thing a player has ever said to me. “Man, shooting is boring”I had been working with this NBA player for a couple of months.  He was very guarded in the beginning, and didn’t appear to find any joy in the process.  ...

Using Your Legs Evenly

When I give an analogy of a players shot, my typical go-to is a catapult.  Your lower body is the base of the catapult, and your shooting hand is the arm of the catapult.  The beautiful part of the catapult is that there are very few variables.  Theoretically, you get...

You Can't Give Up

In the summer of working for one NBA team, we signed a new player that was not a great shooter.  I knew that he would be someone that I would likely be tasked to work with.  So I reached out to him a couple of days after him signing, letting him know I would be in the...

I Was Just Thinking The Same Thing!

One of the most important NBA shooting workouts I ever did actually had way more conversation than shooting, more standing around talking than simulated game situations.The team that I was working for had suggested I spend much of my early summer working with a player...

You Said You'd Never Complain

It can be hard being a role player in the NBA.  Sometimes you are called upon, and sometimes you aren’t. I was doing a workout after practice with a young player that was in his second full year out of the G-League.  The player wasn’t right that day, and you could...

You Could Make $10 Million A Year

On one NBA team I worked for, we had a defensive minded centre that could make a midrange jump shot.  He was a solid player, and a great pro, and had a nice pay-check to go along with it.Two years later I was working for another team, and we had a defensive minded...

I Thought I Had Said It A Thousand Times

I had a point guard in the NBA that I worked with regularly over the course of two seasons.  In season we would see each other regularly, and in the off season I would see him every other week.  We saw a lot of each other. When you work with someone that regularly,...

I'm Starting To See It Happen Too

I get messages from young players on social media all the time saying they tried a particular habit, but it didn’t work for them and so they are going back to their old habits despite having limited success with those.  I usually ask what they were working on and when...

Knees Over Toes

I’ve got a post that I put on instagram to illustrate positive and negative power.The picture illustrating positive power will show a player with a straight spine, their hand under the middle of the ball, and their knees over top of toes.  All the lines in their body...