Once we have the
wrist work under control or when we correct the scrap, it is time for
practising the close up shot, especially because this way we will get
rid of the tiny mistakes we have not yet entirely corrected. But
nevertheless the result at technique change of the shot is definitely
more realistic if we start with the close up shots.
In this phase I focus on hand work with a slight crease in the knees,
because we still need to pay attention to the palm wrist and arm
position. As you can see in picture 1, the arms are in the position of
the 90 degrees angle; picture 2 shows how to control the direction of
the ball with fingers pushed apart and picture 3 presents the wrist
It is definitely recommendable to take enough time for details at each
shot because the quality of the execution is important here. We must
not compete with the made up goals, such as: ˝I must repeat this
exercise a hundred times…´´. These goals definitely do not help because
the quality is in front of quantity at this exercise.
As we have already described in our previous articles, we perform the
same exercise with a heavy ball. This type of exercise is shown in
pictures 4, 5, 6 and 7. After a certain period I allow the player to
push off the floor; the feeling for the shot is already developed by
then and we try from the further distance at each practice.
Personally, I train my players for approximately a month really close
to the ring, then a month at a half-distance and in the third month I
finally allow a shot for three points. This short videos show shot
practising with the ball and heavy ball. This is a pure basis and we
practically do not need any special conditions for practising this.