Consistency

And I Thought My Workouts Were Boring…

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...

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...

Off The Bounce

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...

If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

I’m a shooting coach. My purpose is to work with guys that struggle shooting the basketball and to help them get better. Every once in a while, I’ll see someone that is already a good shooter that I can help make even better, but for the most part, it is the weaker...

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...

How to Become a Better Free Throw Shooter

I see this blog topic a lot, but I’m going to try to give you a little bit more thought than the generic answers of having a routine and practicing free throws when you are tired. Even at the NBA level many players have a routine that they’ve used for years, they will...

How Many Shots Should I Be Shooting a Day?

One of the most common questions I get from coaches and players alike is, "how many shots should I be shooting in a day?" It's a tough question and I always hesitate to give a number, there are just too many variables. Very few things in shooting development are...

Don’t Skip Steps

I tell a player when I start working with them that there is a strong likelihood that they won't break a sweat in one of my workouts for a couple weeks, maybe even a month. This usually draws concerned or confused looks from players that pride themselves on pushing...

Why Shooting a Basketball is a lot like Blackjack

Keeping Your Strategy Simple I make the analogy to the players that I work with that shooting a basketball is like playing Blackjack. In Blackjack there are certain situations where you are supposed to do certain things, like splitting aces, to increase the odds of...