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Tips for Individual Offensive Play - Advanced Shooting

"COACHES CORNER" with John Heard


The Set Shot (Demonstrated by IHI player Tyler Kennedy)

1. The hand should be squarely behind the ball. Be sure that the ball is held so that the palm of the hand is not in contact with the ball. The fingertips do the control work.
2. Always assume the same position of hands, arms, feet and fingers at the start of the shot.
3. The ball should have a medium arch and enough natural spin to keep it from floating.
4. Practice until every shot is the same. Groove the shot.
5. The hands and arms should follow through as far as possible after the ball leaves the hand.
6. Sight just over the ball.
7. Receive and shoot quickly.
8. Practice faking before shooting.

Hook Shot 
1. This shot is primarily for tall pivot men, although all players should practice short hook shots.
2. Hook with both the right and left hand; must be able to execute with either hand.
3. Avoid stepping away from the basket before shooting.
4. Extend the arm fully and protect the ball with the offside arm and elbow.

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