b) Form shooting with a ball, 4 feet from the basket, no jump, with guide hand. Focus on
- the ball coming off the index and middle finger last, and they point to the basket
- elbow lift
- release with fingers spread.
c) Form shooting, one big step back from 4 feet, no jumping.
d) Form shooting with jump, take another big step back (12-14 feet from the basket). Relax the knees then make a quick "down and up" action with the knees, push into the floor hard to get off the floor, keep the rhythm of the upper and lower body the same, be smooth.
e) Bounce, bounce, shoot, 10-18 feet from the basket, hold the ball in the shooting pocket, take two jumps, shoot on the third jump (progression - move forward on the jumps). Be quick off the floor on the third jump, have a good rhythm so the shot feels smooth.
- hop front-back, shoot
- hop back-front, shoot
- hop right-left, shoot
- hop left-right, shoot
- hop forward 3 times, shoot
- hop forward 2 times, shoot
- hop forward once, shoot
- hop diagonally forward R-L-R, shoot
- hop diagonally forward R-L, shoot
- hop diagonally forward R, shoot.
A common shooting flaw is adding power to the shot with the guide hand, especially the thumb (the palm of the guide hand will be facing the basket after the shot). One correction is to use only the palm of the guide hand on the ball, not the fingers (see Frankston step-up shooting). Other suggestions are
- make an OK symbol with the guide hand
- move the thumb directly beside the index finger (Rick Torbett - hold a coin between them)
- keep the off-arm in the shape of an L with the upper arm parallel to the floor, so the guide hand comes off earlier in the shot.