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Tip for Free Throws
Too many players are missing a great opportunity to add some scoring punch to
their game. As we all know, attacking the basket rewards you with a great chance
to add some key points for your team. However, as we all know, players of all
levels (yes, even professionally) are not making around 85%+ from the line,
which I believe is critical for any player to meet their potential.
There are many things coaches are telling players (from squaring up, breathe
before shooting, have a straight forearm and a goose neck looking wrist, etc..),
yet nothing really is showing up in long term improvement. From my experience,
most if not all problems stem from poor and flawed shooting technique . It's the
technique that create the roller coaster experience from the free throw line for
players and coaches. Here are some tips for players who want some real
improvements in their free throw percentage and will also improve their shooting
technique overall:

   1. Turn your body about 45 degrees and align with your shooting eye. If
      you're right-handed, you will aim with your right eye. Using your shooting
      eye is a great reference because it creates a natural alignment for your
      body due to freeing up the shoulder during a one-handed shooting motion
      (ex. throwing darts, Shooting a gun.)


   2. Take a few dribbles so you have a deeper connection with the feeling of the
      ball (I.e. Is the ball a bit bouncy/light, tough, heavy).


   3. Now for the setting! Set the ball very early in your shot so that you can fully
      utilize your leg drive. In order for all your power to be fully utilized
      completely by your legs and notfrom your upper body, you must develop a
      consistent pushing release that is the same force and speed every time!
      This is very important because you can ultimately capture a high amount of
      leg drive but as long as your upper body (wrist, fingers, etc) are involved in
      powering your shot, your shot will become much more erratic and less
      predictable. This is due to the nature of the physiology of the human body
      (lower body being more stable and slower-firing during power production &
      aiming sports). Remember, your upper body are like pistols, while your
      legs/core are like cannons. I don't know about you, but I'll take the more
      stable and powerful cannons to destroy the forts of my enemy!

   4. With an early setting of the ball to your set point, you will realize and feel
      that the power generated by your legs alone can be too powerful. If this is
      the case, play around with the amount of leg bend and power, while
      keeping the same pushing motion the same. This is equally important b/c
      again, we don't want to change our release (i.e. the fast firing upper body),
      but we want to change the amount of leg drive the body can work with. This
      can be done by playing around with how much you bend and how
      powerfully you use your legs. For me personally, I don't bend that much for
   my free throws, but I set darn early so that I can give my body a chance to
   utilize as much of the leg drive I created while minimizing upper body
   involvement.

5. Relax! It will take experimentation and lots of play to figure out what works
   for you.
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Description: Tip for Free Throws Too many players are missing a great opportunity to add some scoring punch to their game. As we all know, attacking the basket rewards you with a great chance to add some key points for your team. However, as we all know, players of all levels (yes, even professionally) are not making around 85% from the line, which I believe is critical for any player to meet their potential.