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 habits...

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...