"How important is shooting form in an accurate jump shot?"
Trent T. | Schenectady, NY | September 7, 2016 |
Basketball | 4 Answers
Shooting form is very important to having an accurate jump shot but you also need to have proper balance and use your legs to shoot the shot. Improving your shooting form itself, in my opinion, can help you go from an average shooter to an elite shooter.
In terms of accuracy I would say shooting form is key. If your form is right you not only have a better chance at being accurate but also a better chance at being accurate quicker. When you build the proper shooting form in your muscle memory it will become second nature. From there you can put the time into to other aspects of your shot like getting a nice height on jumping, building a quicker release and finding the right arc.
Shooting form is an integral part of making a shot. Depending on the circumstances leading up to the shot, you will need more and more concentration and technique in order to make a jump shot. Whether shooting off the dribble or from a stationary stance, it is always important to make sure to have BALANCE when going into your jump shot. Your form should ALWAYS stay consistent. Elbow in, knees bent to get maximum lift, guide hand open, and goose neck(Wrist Flexed with fingers pointing down) form at the end of your shot.
There's this saying I heard about shooting form and I like to pass it on...
It is, that there are lots of good shooters with bad form, but there is no such thing as someone who has perfect form that is a bad shooter. What this means, is that yes you can become a good shooter bad form and all, with hard work and practice. But if you instead take the time to practice having good form on your shot, you'll make it easier on yourself.