"To Whom wants to improve shooting:
"I'm just a sports columnist (San Francisco Chronicle), so what do I know?
"But I've played a lot of basketball, watched a lot, used to cover the NBA as beat writer covering the Lakers (L.A. Times). I thought I knew a lot. But when I went to one of Tom Nordland's clinics (I coach a kids' team), I was hit with a lightning bolt. I realized not only did I know nothing about shooting, but a lot of NBA and college players and coaches don't, either.
"In basketball, nobody corrects a shooter, as long as the shooter has attained a certain level or status. He or she can have all kinds of funk going on, but hey, it's his stroke. Now, if Reteif Goosen swung a club like Happy Gilmore, a million coaches would fix him or else he'd be hacking around muni courses. Why aren't there some basic rights and wrongs about shooting a basketball? Turns out there are.
"I hate bandwagons and snake-oil salesman, but I've tried Tom's stuff on my own shot, and I swear, it's like The Truth. And I've watched basketball with new eyes and have seen nothing that would disprove any of Nordland's theories, which are pretty simple. When you think about it, The Truth usually turns out to be amazingly simple, once it is discovered. If someone gives this guy a chance to spend some real time with some real players, it's going to shake up the hoops world.
"Jerry West once told me the secret to the jump shot: 'It's just a simple lever,' he said. Nordland breaks down bad levers and re-builds 'em simpler and more efficient. If someone is crazy enough to give this guy a gig, the secret's going to be out."
"Your tape is something every NBA player should have. I would be glad to endorse your film for you as I know it would help NBA or college players to realize the necessary mechanics for successful shooting. Obviously the NBA is aware of the failing skill as shooting percentages continue to drop. What you offer is something sorely needed."
"Just a note to say hello and to thank you for sending me your excellent video & workbook on shooting. After reviewing both, I definitely feel they would help anyone who is interested in improving their shooting touch and fundamentals. I feel [Swish] is one of the best shooting videos I have ever seen. CONGRATULATIONS on your personal success, and putting together such an outstanding (useful) video."
-- Bill Sharman, Boston Celtic Legend and Special Consultant to the LA Lakers
(Bill is considered to be one of the greatest shooters of all time!)
"Tom's coaching can be extremely helpful to players at all levels. The technique he teaches can be learned and mastered quickly, with only a few coaching sessions. And once learned, it doesn't take much maintenance. I come out shooting right away, even after a long layoff. His "Swish" videos can be a great tool for coaches who'd like to learn how to teach this skill. It’s never too late to learn the right shooting technique."
"I've played the game for 40 years and Tom's shooting techniques are amazing to me! My shot improved drastically from just one 20-minute session with him."
"Swish is a must see for anyone who wants to improve their shooting!"
"The proof is in the pudding - look at the stats! I've made a major improvement and expect to improve more by continued working with Tom. His technique is different from most shooting coaches. He does a combination of form (technique) and the art/science of repeatability. It really works!"
"After 30 years of coaching at the Division I level, I've discovered the finest shooting coach in my basketball career. Tom Nordland's 'Swish' videos simply demonstrate the keys to success for shooting a basketball. If you're a beginner, Tom will build the foundation and focus for career-long shooting success for you and your teammates. Don't miss a clinic if Tom is speaking and demonstrating. He'll excite you with his outstanding teaching methods."
"Coach Nordland was the final secret to perfecting my jump shot. The main thing that helped me was what he calls "Catching the UpForce." Once I found the groove to catching that energy from the legs, my percentages went up greatly. I can't think Coach Nordland enough for what he did for my game. I will be sure to take these tips to the University of Iowa in the 2004-2005 season."
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