In the next article
in the Trainer´s board column we will describe the crossing to taking a
shot from the position of triple threat (pictures 1 and 2).
In numerous occasions players are determined to take the shot before
they even receive the ball; once the ball is in their possession, they
decide to take the shot without any constrains (video 1).
It is definitely the most important to switch to the phase of taking the shot once we receive the ball (pictures 4 and 5).
But let us take some time for certain details which are very important.
In my personal opinion the player in the phase of taking the shot
should raise the ball high enough to see the ring under the ball. This
is the only way he can take a successful shot because his or her target
(ring) is visible. You can see that in picture 6 the ball does not
block the player´s view toward the basket. This is only one of the
conditions for a successful shot.
The player´s feet position is also one of
these conditions. As you can see in picture 7, the right foot of the
basketball player (in this case this is valid for right handed people)
is a few centimetres in front of the other foot (we will take a more
detailed look at this in one of our next columns, where we will be
getting to know the training for taking the shot).
Players also often use the combination of a trick pass (picture 3).
By doing this, they draw away the attention of defence and the same
time make their shot easier (video 2). Combinations of trick pass and
layout is also used before the shot (video 3).
Especially last two variants can be used at practice to make everything
more dynamic. But the execution of double-crossing the opponent is the
most important at all of this (we will take a closer look at this in