We’re now ready to train our 1-2 footwork. Here’s where we start and here’s how I explain it to the players. Sometimes you catch the pass with an open stance to your teammate and in order to shoot you must step-up.
That’s the first motion that we’re going to learn. And we must learn it from both sides, stepping up square with our inside foot.
Don’t overstep and don’t under-step. Check your feet after the shot.
If you’re training with a partner, then this is easy to imitate. If you don’t have a partner, then there are two ways to train this by yourself.
Catch the return pass from the GUN, step back, and step up into SET & FIRE!
OR, have your foot back and time the step up with the ball hitting your hands.
NOTE: Either way, after you catch the ball, don’t look down at your feet. Locate the rim and keep your eyes on the target all they way through the action. This is a habit that will gain extra time for your brain to do its job computing distance, trajectory, compensation for being on the move, etc. Any extra time allows your eyes to find the tiny target, the bullseye, and we’ve already seen how everyone’s percentage goes up when they locate the bullseye. Aim Small – Miss Small!
The other two shots that you will acquire are Off-the-dribble going right and left. We’re coming straight into the goal – not at an angle – that’s next week!
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