At shot correction
we have to pay attention to the foot work. At shot correction we begin
near the basket and therefore the players often neglect the foot work,
because they have enough strength in their arms for the execution of
the shot. They usually think: ´´I will take a shot like this here
(picture 1) and when I get further away from the basket I will start to
go down with my knees!´´
We definitely have to explain to them that this is not the best
thinking and we have to make sure they make a consistent shot each
time, as we expect them to do. In picture 2 we can see a minimum knee
lowering, but this is sufficient for a harmonised body functioning at
taking a shot. I would like you to pay attention to one more little
thing: as it can be seen in picture 2, the player´s right foot is a few
centimetres in front of the left foot. The player is right-handed and
at taking a shot perfect congruencies of the movement occur.
Picture 3 shows foot work in front; for a better understanding watch the video about this.
Picture 4 shows that the congruency of movement is transferred to feet;
if we do not demand foot work from the players; they will finish the
shot on a flat foot, which is not possible during the game itself.
When they are standing near the basket ask them to lift themselves on
toes; when they go further away from the basket, we can demand a shot
from the jump. The video includes a shot near the basket and a shot of
foot work at this exercise.