As a Sharp Shooter

If you wish to be the sharp shooter of one’s team that the coach turns to whenever a big shot will become necessary, it’s likely to take a serious commitment. Day in and day out. Practice, Repetition, Practice, Repetition!!

As a freshman I was considered a good shooter, but I wasn’t even close to being on course to holding my senior school 3 point record! I began the growing season as the starting place guard for the JV team. For the growing season I shot 30% from behind the arc, not quite hall of fame percentages. I did so get pulled around Varsity for sectionals and saw 1:33 of action by the end of the overall game trailing be double digits. I got one shot up that happened to be always a 3 pointer and I made it. It was a great feeling to have hit my one and only shot attempt at the varsity level. It gave me a massive surge of motivation going into the off-season.

A very important factor I was aware of going into that off-season was that my form wasn’t exactly Steve Kerr Text Book form. I knew if I wanted to be always a consistent, dependable shooter I had to improve my form irrespective of how hard it absolutely was to change something I have been doing for years. I was comfortable shooting with my elbow out and my off hand totally out of place. I was made aware with this at a Purdue University Basketball Camp where they recorded our form and would help us correct it.

In the beginning I didn’t like the notion of changing my form because I really didn’t think I’d manage to get comfortable shooting a fresh way in real game situations شارب شوتر. That thinking was counter productive. Once I realized the change would be worthwhile when my teammates and coaches took notice of my perfect form and trusted me in pressure situations. I kept that in the back of my mind during the change of form.

I’d begin literally two feet from the hoop and release the ball with perfect form and I was sure to follow through on every shot. It’s hard to stress how important repetition was in this process. I’d shoot a hundred shots from 5 feet and in until my arm would get tired. I’d slowly work my long ago to the free-throw line and just continue to shoot, continue, shoot, continue, over and over and over.

Once I completely committed myself to the newest form I was able to get confident with it much prior to I believed possible. Before when I’d try to boost my form I’d always go back to my old form, and never adhere to it. Now I stuck to it and I refused to put on a shot with bad form. Within a month I was comfortable in scrimmage games shooting the ball, and I was getting special notice from my coach at the positive change to my game. Even more important than that, my confidence begun to skyrocket! I couldn’t wait to have on the court and practice my new form. It was amazing, I was hitting my 3’s consistently and began to have very excited to start the newest season.

I believe two 3 point shooting drills I did so made the difference for me. The first one I call it the Bryce Drew Drill. I was told Bryce Drew from Valporazo used to produce 100 three pointers moving across the arc in 7 minutes with one individual rebounding. I used to love doing this drill, it takes serious concentration to get to 100. And of course your arm is totally exhausted by the time you finish. My best time ever completing the drill was 7minutes 18 seconds. It certainly increased my confidence and paid down when the growing season began.

The next drill I’d do on a typical basis was also considered a stamina drill. I’d placed on of my songs and run along the court shooting 3’s at each basket. I’d do this for along one song then rest for a couple minutes and do it again. Usually anywhere from 5 to 10 times. This drill really paid down for me during my Senior year. I had defenses set up not to let me catch the ball in rhythm denying me from getting the kind of shots I was used to getting as a sophomore and junior. There were many occasions when I’d bring the ball down the court and be open at the 3 point line and knock down the shot. It became a simple shot from so much practice doing this drill.

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