Dave Hopla`s Shooting Techniquesby Dave Hopla
Dave Hopla shows you how to improve your shot with easy to follow shooting instructional videos. These videos are highly regarded by many professionals in the business.
“As good a video on shooting that I’ve ever seen. My players benefit from it and so can yours.”
–Jim Calhoun, Former Head Coach, University of Connecticut, 2004 Mens Division 1 National Champions
“The most knowledgeable shooting coach shows you how in simplified terms.”
–Rick Majerus, Former Head Coach, Saint Louis University
Dave is considered by many to be the top shooter in the world. He regularly knocks down 495 out of 500 shots. Dave regularly keeps track of all his shots when he practices and lectures. In 2004 he made 98.89%. In 2005 he shot 98.20% by making an unbelievable 35,332 out of 35,979 shots!
During the summer of 2007 Dave attended 31 camps where he shot an unbelievable 99.19%! He knocked down 11,093 out of 11,183 shots. Dave was 260 for 281 from the 3-point line for a percentage of 92.52%! On three occasions he was perfect from the field during his lecture. On June 25th at the University of Maryland he was 263 for 263. On July 28th at the CT Starters camp he was 339 for 339 (20 for 20 from the 3-point line). On August 2nd at UCLA he was 272 for 272 (also 20 for 20 from the 3-point line).
Dave has worked with many NBA, WNBA, college, high school teams and players. In 2006 Dave was hired as a shooting consultant for the Toronto Raptors. After joining the Raptors, Toronto increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2% in November 2006 to 47.5% in January 2007. They also increased their 3-point shooting percentage from 30% in November 2006 to 40% in January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an Assistant Coach for Player Development. In 2012, Dave was hired by the New York Knicks as a shooting coach. His knowledge, expertise, enthusiasm, energy, passion and love of the game are unmatched by anyone. As good as a shooter that Dave is, he is even a better teacher. He resides in Maine with his wife Carole and his daughter McKenna.