Looking for tips on how to shoot a basketball? Have you ever noticed that some people are just better at shooting a basketball? I've been playing basketball my whole life, and sometimes shooting comes more naturally to me than at other times, but I'm never anywhere near as good as some people. Some people make shooting a basketball look easy.
I have found some tips that make shooting a basketball a little easier. I'm not saying these tips will turn you into a pro overnight, but they may less the gap between you and the people who make it look so easy.
The key to shooting a basketball is to have good balance. There are several ways to improve your balance. First, try standing on one foot with your eyes closed. It is a lot harder than it sounds. This is a good way to practice balance because it is immediately difficult. Concentrate on how your body responds when you close your eyes. As you struggle for balance, try to sense how your body finds it. The better you understand this, the better you will be at doing it.
As you increase your balance your shot will get better. Another important part of shooting is stance. You need to face your body towards the basket.
Holding the ball correctly collects holding the ball with one hand, and supporting the ball with the other. Both hands need to do their job for the shot to go in. If you are shooting right, the hand holding the ball will continue to be pointed toward the hoop. Make sure you keep your shooting hand straight. A limp wrist is a missed shot.
You can use the square above the hoop as a point of reference. Some people like shooting at the square. It's important that you figure out what part of the basket you shoot best at. It's different for everyone, but when you find your spot, stick to it.
Remember, your knees play an important role in your shooting. You need to use them to help you push the ball out of your hand. The shot should be one continuous push that lasts even after the ball has left your hand.
These tips will help you with shooting a basketball, but you will not be a professional in one afternoon. Shooting a basketball involves muscle memory. Muscle memory takes time and lots of practice. You will need to shoot over and over again before your body will start to change. Some people are put off by this fact. They think if they do not have natural talent they will never be able to play. This is not true. If you practice hard you can increase your shooting average and become a better basketball player.