Non- Shooting Hand

Shooting Positions Terminology

A little while ago I got an awesome message from a subscriber of my newsletter. It was awesome because of its honesty and simplicity. They asked "I keep hearing about the set point, but I don't really know what that is. Can you write a blog about different terminology...

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....

Where Should My Non-Shooting Hand Go?

The role of the non-shooting hand (NSH) is similar to the role of the supporting actor or actress in a movie.  Critical, but not the focal point.   Ultimately, we need the NSH to hold the ball into the shooting hand as we lift the ball from triple threat position to...

Index Finger On The Middle

When I started as a shooting coach I spent most of my time looking at players feet. I believed balance was very important (and still do), and it was relatively easy to see. As I improved as a shooting coach, I was able to see more of the shot and my beliefs started to...

Getting Your Shooting Hand Wide

There are some important concepts in shooting that transcend age and level of play. From young players all the way up to the NBA players I coach, I am trying to get everyone to the same place when it comes to their shooting hand. Let me explain. It is my goal for...