Shooting a basketball is one of the most important skills you will learn as you learn the game. Once mastered shooting becomes effortless and easy even from range. Every player has a slightly different shot, however, there is a blueprint of base parts of a basketball shot that all great shooters have in their shooting mechanics. Over the last 10 years, I have been teaching players of all ages and abilities how to become a better shooter. To understand the fundamentals of shooting a basketball I use the acronym F.O.R.E.S.T. this comes from the Pro Shot Shooting System which was created in 2008 and faced a lot of negativity before becoming much more accepted within the coaching community.
F - Follow Through - Finger
O - Off Hand
R - Rhythm
E - Eyes
S - Sway
T - Turn
In this Youtube Series "Entrance to the F.O.R.E.S.T.", I introduce you to the F.O.R.E.S.T.
Each video will break down some of the key focus points of each part of the F.O.R.E.S.T., and leave you with simple drills to help you work on them.