Teaching Points for Shooting

There are a large number of resources available to help coaches to teach shooting. The key elements are:

  • Foundation of the Shot – Balanced Stance
  • Grip on the ball;
  • “Top of the shot” – Releasing the Ball

The Foundation of a Good Shot

The “power” in a shot comes from the legs – whether it is a jump shot, or set shot (e.g. foul shot), the athlete pushes up from their legs to project the ball. It is particularly common with young athletes that they will use their upper body to try and generate the force to shoot. This can lead to exaggerated movements.

A good shooting technique should be a relatively simple and uncomplicated motion.