I'm constantly working on my Release. Even though I have it mastered, I still return to it when I'm shooting. I'm not really "working" on it, but rather I have fun with it and enjoy seeing perfection (or close to it) come from my shot motion.Read More
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I had a revelation about 8-10 months ago when I was out shooting for fun at a neighbor's basket. The thought came into my head that "An Object in Motion tends to stay in motion until acted upon by an unbalanced force." This old law of physics I learned in high school came out of the blue these decades later.Read More
It's my theory that the few great shooters the game of basketball has had control distance by varying the arch (trajectory) of the shot rather than varying the Release or the timing of the shot.Read More
A parent/coach who just ordered my Swish videos told me of his son's coach and how he restricts his boys from shooting:
"His 5th grade coach has restrictions and only certain areas of the court that they are allowed to shoot from (inside 15 feet all around). They get benched or even threats of game suspensions if they violate the rule. Not FUN!"
Please, coaches, encourage your young players to shoot, don't shut them down!Read More
After a recent set of clinics, my top Coach-in-Training, Ernest Johnson, from D.C. and I were talking about the value of Feedback. I've been taught by my mentors that physical learning occurs from in-the-moment "awareness of experience" much more than from being told what to do or reading about it or even seeing it. When you can FEEL something, like the difference between a tight wrist and hand and a relaxed wrist and hand, that feeling (experience) will teach you about wrist-hand tension and how effective or ineffective it is. The "idea or concept" of something is superseded by the "experience" of it, and a much deeper learning can occur.Read More