Hello Coaches and hello shooters! Welcome to week 6 of the Rapid Skills Acquisition Shooting Course.
Last week, you acquired the skill of leaving the ground while the ball is in the air and landing on two feet, in the SET position, and bounding right into your shot. We called that technique a two-foot-hop-stop, but there’s really no “stop” to it. It’s a two-foot-hop-SHOT! When both feet hit the ground, you’re only in the SET position for a split second, because “feet hitting the ground” is the button that sets off FIRE!
Well, now that you’re comfortable with that footwork, off the pass, or off the dribble, I’m going to raise the level of difficulty. You’re going to shoot the same shots, but you’re going to be moving at an angle to goal. This means that you have to get yourself square to the goal while your feet are in the air. And of course that means coming in from the right and coming in from the left, catching a pass and off the dribble.
The torque that comes from this motion can cause you to over-rotate or under-rotate. So, your feet become the number one thing for you to check after the shot.
Now, before we start moving at an angle, I spent a few minutes in review. I just wanted to see what kind of improvement was made over the last week. If they’re not comfortable with this action facing the goal, then they’re not ready to come in at an angle. So, a little bit of review just to make sure!
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