How to Learn basketball shooting fundamentals

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Step 1

The best way to learn the fundamentals of a proper jumptshot is through the acrynoym BEEF.

Step 2

The "B" in BEEF stands for "balance" It is imperative that everytime you leave the floor to shoot a jumpshot that your feet provide a good base for support and balance. Your feet should be shoulder width apart, placed directly underneath your shoulders. If your feet are to narrow or to wide you will not be able to maintain the proper balance and force necessary to deliver the ball to the hoop.

Step 3

The first "E" in BEEF stands for "eyes". When preparing to shoot the ball, your eyes should always be focused on the front part of the rim that is directly in front of you. The ball will always go where your eyes are focused.

Step 4

The second "E" in BEEF stands for "elbow". It is important to keep your elbow close to the side of your body and your arm should make a 90 degree angle with your body. Your arm should not jut out to the side like a chicken wing but should stay close to your body.

Step 5

The "F" in BEEF stands for "follow through". As you raise your arm to push the ball towards the hoop, you should make sure to flick your wrist toward the basket so that the ball rolls off your fingertips. If you do this properly the ball should exhibit backspin which will create a soft landing on the rim.

Step 6

Practice, practice, practice. The more you shoot with proper technique the better you will become at developing your jumpshot.

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Be sure to start in closer to the basket and perfect the fundamentals before your start to move further away from the rim. Being a good shooter requires patience and lots of practice!

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My dad is the first one who taught me how to shoot, all of the principles you need to know to develop an effective jump shot are encapsulate in the simple acronym, BEEF.

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