How to shoot a basketball

Learn proper feet and body position for correct basketball shooting technique

How to Shoot a Basketball

Your feet and body should be (surprise!) pointed straight towards the basket. Your feet should be approximately shoulder width apart. The foot on the side of your shooting arm should be a little bit in front of your other foot (two inches or so).

The below picture shows correct foot position. This right handed player’s right foot is a little bit in front of his left. His feet and body are pointed directly at the basket.

Correct Foot and Body Position For Shooting A Basketball











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