Everybody practices how to shoot, but very rarely is the psychology of when to shoot discussed. This week lets try and focus on taking good shots. Before taking a shot there should be four things you take into quick consideration.
1. Do you have good balance: Your balance usually takes place in the last two steps of your shot preparation, so slow down with the last two steps going into your shot whether you are shooting off the dribble or receiving a pass.
2. Is the shot you are getting ready to shoot similar to one you would make in practice: Have you practiced that shot with the same balance and position you are taking it in the game.
3. Are you in your specific shooting range: You can determine where your range is by testing it in practice , where is the farthest distance that you can shoot with ADEQUATE ARC and with NO STRAIN.
4. If you miss, do you and your teammates have at least a 50 percent chance of an offensive rebounding situation
5. Lastly does anybody on your team have a higher percentage shot. this does not mean that if somebody is closer to the basket they have a better shot, understand your teammates abilities as well as your own..
It is imperative as young basketball players that you not just work on the physical part of the game but the psychology as well. Everybody is in the gym today all around the world. What sets your time apart. Basketball isn’t rocket science everybody for the most parts are doing the same drills. What can set you apart on the floor is how you think the game…..