individually we often come across the question: ´´Could I fix my shot
to such a level to become a more complete player? ´´Some irregularities
can definitely be eliminated with hard and dedicated work. In the next
few weeks we will get familiar with all the troubles we have to
eliminate at shot correction.
This time we will take a more detailed look at a straightforward way of
the shot correction beginning. The following accessories are needed for
the shot correction: basketball, heavy ball, chair and a Swedish chest
(or something similar). I prefer using the latter because it can be set
to certain heights – we know that not all players have the same height.
Besides, it can be found in every gym, because it is the component part
of the articles used at PE.
This exercise is definitely the most appropriate for improving the
wrist functioning at taking a shot, because it is meant for this. We
set the chest at a certain height and place it to the wall. As it is
shown in the picture 1, the player is sitting on a chair and her arm
position simulates our demand for the right angle (90 degrees).
The player puts the ball into the hand she shoots with (in this case
the player is right-handed) and removes the other hand (picture 3).
Then the shot or the wrist work follows (pictures 2 and 4). As you can
see in picture 2, the arm position is minimally altered and only wrist
is actually used.
This is definitely one of the starting levels of shot correction, which
can be uninterruptedly executed by everybody, because I believe we all
have suitable conditions for this. But we have to pay attention to
finger position at wrist work (we will talk about this more in our next
columns), so the success is not guaranteed if you decide to try out the
I personally tell my players to train the wrists of both hands, to
unburden the shooting arm. I divide the exercise on five shots with the
right arm and five with the left arm… At first, we begin only with the
ball, after approximately 20 repeated series with each hand, when we
adjust the wrist to a certain move, we replace the ball with a heavy
ball. As you can see in pictures 5, 6 and 7, the exercise does not
differ from the above mentioned. If we include this in the training
process at least once a week, the progress is seen really fast.