How To Improve Your Accuracy In Basketball Shooting and handles

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Learn how to improve your basketball shooting and handles

So, you want to learn how to improve your basketball shooting and handles. Improving your basketball dribbling and shooting skills requires time and effort and can be achieved by almost any basketball player. As a Collegiate athlete, 4-year varsity starter in high school, and now high school basketball coach, I have had the opportunity to be around and coach many great collegiate and professional athletes.

The Misconception

There is a misconception when it comes to sports that you must be a natural born athlete to have success. This is wrong in many ways. One of the best NBA shooters Steph Curry is not the fastest, tallest, or best leaper in the NBA but he has had great success at all levels. You may ask why?  The difference between a skilled shooter and a poor shooter is training. This is something that I had to learn the hard way as an athlete. I had a great opportunity to come across a great coach in college that corrected my poor ball handling skills and shooting in one summer, so I truly believe your goals can be accomplished with time, effort, hard work, and efficient training.

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Giving You Hope

With the proper training you can learn how to improve your basketball shooting and handles. As a coach I completely urge you to keep practicing everyday and work on your body and fitness. If you are serious about improving your basketball shooting and handles you should be running 2 -3 miles per day two months before tryouts start for stamina and strength. During the summer months you should be doing the correct drills for your true position also. If you are a point guard you should be watching game film on other successful collegiate point guards so that you can identify and manipulate their habits. Taking game type shots, and playing with other skilled athletes. This is what I tell my athletes to do in their free time when we are not watching film or practicing as a team.

Be True to yourself   

Be True to yourself ! This is something that I stress to my athletes, know your abilities, and do things that you do best. Do things that will give you a better chance to be successful in your sport. Yes, always improve on your weaknesses and strive to become a complete player. Now with that being said, if you are 6’2 you are a guard and Not a Forward or Center. High School coaches this is for you. If you have a great athlete put that athlete in a position to succeed by having them play their natural position if possible.

Training Drills

We have listed a great video with training drills below that you can do at home.  This is a free video by EGT Basketball on YouTube. If you want to take your training to the next level, we suggest taking Steph Curry’s Master Class. He breaks down all the necessary skills and drills needed to take your game to the next level. Please leave a comment and let us know how we are doing.

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