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How do you get out of a shooting slump?

what do you do when you have a bad game of shooting how do you get out of the shooting slump ?

one game typically isn't a slump, but there are other ways to help the team if your shot isn't going down.  Get the other players involved by passing the ball more, work harder on defense, dribble penetrate and pass to the open player.  Basketball is still a team game, and while it may not look as good on the stat sheet, it is more important for the team to do well.  Believe me, while you will probably remember the games that you don't perform your best in, no one else will.  In the end, they will remember that team that went 9-2, or 10-1, or whatever, not that Aleecia didn't shoot well in the team's win over team xyz.

Then, when you get to practice next, stay after for a while and work on your shot.  Practice shots that you will get in a game, don't just hoist up three pointers.  Good shooters shoot hundreds of shots every day before and after practice.  And that still won't guarantee that you won't have an off day, but it should limit their occurances.  Most importantly, hovever, is to stay positive.  The best shooters in the NBA typically shoot between 45 and 50% (not including centers who typically just dunk the ball), so don't be too hard on yourself.

Good luck!!

Hi Aleecia, 

I would do extra shooting work, practice shooting - jumpshots, freethrows, 3 pointers (all round the 3 point line) and maybe some technique work. 

Sometimes it's just confidence issues, but by making the shot in training, will reassure yourself that you are fully able to score - now you just have to transfer your ability into your game! 

I hope this helps

Free throw shooting

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Ensure the player's shooting arm has the elbow at approximately 90 degrees underneath the ball.

The wrist should be cocked back underneath the ball.

The non shooting hand should only be used as a guide to stabilise the ball.


Coaching Points:

Teach this skill to players individually, getting them to throw the ball in the air to themselves.

Once your players are used to this movement they can start to work in pairs, shooting at the basket.

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