How to shoot a basketball

Learn how to shoot a basketball correctly. Understand proper shooting technique and have a picture perfect basketball shot.

You can be a dominant shooter in basketball. All it takes is knowledge of the correct technique and lots of practice.

How to Shoot a Basketball

Have you ever played against a shooter? I mean a really good shooter. The kind where if you give him just an inch of space you he will drain it in your eye over and over again. You can learn to be this type of player. You can learn to be unstoppable. There is a right way and a wrong way to shoot a basketball. Before we go any further you need to understand this. If you like your shot the way it is and don’t want to change it than please stop reading now. I can teach you how to shoot a basketball, but what I am going to teach takes practice. But if you practice what I am teaching the right way, then you will become great at shooting a basketball.

Some people can be good shooters with less than ideal mechanics, but great shooters all do one thing in common. Great shooters all have a "secret" that is the foundation to all of their basketball success. Many of these great shooters do not even know that they use the secret but if you asked them about it they would admit to you that what I am about to tell you is the most fundamental reason why they can drain shots all day long.

Check out the most important factor to shooting a basketball like a pro.

Also learn about:

Correct Finger and Hand Position
Wrist Positioning and Follow Through
Elbow and Ball Positioning
Proper Basketball Shooting Motion
Correct Feet and Body Position
Shooting the Basketball
Free Throw Shooting Technique
Other Basketball Shooting Tips

Physical fitness is key:

The fact is, that basketball is a sport of great athletes. Those who succeed at a high level are either very fast or very strong (or often both). You can be the best shooter in the world, but if you can't get open you will fail to be accomplish much in basketball. To be a great basketball player, it is crucial that you maximize your athletic ability. Our friends at can greatly help you to accomplish your goals.