Basketball Steps Essay

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The game of basketball is a sport that is very difficult to master. There are many ways that you can be a good basketball player. You can be a superb scorer, a fancy dribbler, a dominant man in the middle, but the most important aspect of the game is putting the ball into the basket. Shooting is the most important part in basketball and today I will show how to have proper shooting form. There are thirteen points on how to shoot a basketball, but I can sum it up for you all in about eight easy steps. Step number one is foot placement. The foot under your shooting hand should be about one half foot length forward rather than parallel with the other foot. It should be in this position when shooting a set shot or before jumping for a jump shot. The second step is your body balance. Your body and its center of gravity should be between your feet prior to shooting the basketball. The third thing to shooting is body flex. Your knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, should be bent prior to shooting the basketball. You should be bent so you will have good balance for your shot. Fourth thing and one of the most important parts in shooting the basketball is eye focus. Your eyes should focus on the basket area. Coaches teaching how to shoot a basketball disagree on the specific target. It is your preference whether you focus on the front of the basket, the back of the basket, an imaginary pair of lines leading upward from the side edges of the basket, the oval inside the basket, or another point of visual focus. The important thing is to be consistent with the one you use unless there is reason to change. The way you hold the basketball is also a very important step. Your hands should hold the basketball firmly enough to give you control of the basketball. As your arms raise the basketball, your shooting hand and it's elbow should move under the basketball. The next thing you have
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