Many basketball players can increase their shooting accuracy by improving the arch on their shot.  Steph Curry, one of the greatest shooters the game has ever seen, has a nearly perfect arch on his shots. Regardless of where he shoots from -- whether it is in the paint, off the dribble in the mid-range, from three-point range, from deep three-point range near half court, or from the tunnel during his pre-game routine; Mr. Curry has a perfect arch on his shots consistently, which is one of the contributing factors to him being able to hit such a high percentage of shots from all areas of the floor.  In analyzing his shooting motion, it is very apparent that he has perfected having the proper arch on his shot.  One way to ensure proper shooting arch is to envision yourself, "Shooting Out of a Glass Telephone Booth."

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WHERE’S THE B.E.E.F.?

 

When I was a younger basketball player coming up in the NBA glory days of the 1980’s and 90’s, there used to be a Wendy’s commercial where an old lady would ask, “...WHERE’S THE BEEF,” as she opened a hamburger bun to find a barely visible hamburger patty. Well... as I watch basketball players of all levels struggle with shooting free throws, mid-range jump shots, and poor shooting in general, it makes me want to ask… “WHERE’S THE BEEF???”

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It’s that time of year again.  Basketball season is right around the corner and that means tryouts are as well.   How will you stand-out this year at tryouts?   Coach Blackwell and Coach Respress share their thoughts on the things you can do to separate yourself from everyone else.   

Read more: Four tips to Standout during Tryouts

 

Stay tight to the screen. Don't leave the defender any space. Set the defender up and then use counter moves. Work on different finishes off curls.  

Read more: Curl Series - Shooting off the Pass

In preparation for the NBA draft tonight I thought it would be a good idea to share some insight as to how scouts and coaches are evaluating talent.  Our hoopseen.com team here at Suwanee Sports Academy does a great job scouting talent in hopes of helping high school kids get noticed and earn a college scholarship. 

Read more: NBA Draft/Evaluating Talent

This week’s posts are going to be about the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.  We can work on our skills, strength train, and play against better competition to try and improve our game, but we also have to know how to consume the game and pick up things from watching the greatest players play and the greatest coaches coach.  Here are some things I picked up from last night’s game.

Read more: Notes from the NBA Finals - Game 2

This video features intermediate dribbling drills to help improve the different kinds of behind the back moves. This video includes stationary drills, transition moves, and separation moves that can be used to improve ball handling in game situations.

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