by Matt Dennis
August 1, 2022
About Free Throw Shooting Mini-Course
Lesson 1: Start Here
Coach will briefly walk you through the course and share with you where you can get yoru 5 - One Hour Building Better Basketball Shooters Practice Plans.
Lesson 2: Better Free Throw Shooting Intro
A quick summary of free throw shooting and why it is so important. You'll also find my Free Throw Drills and Situations ebook.
Lesson 3: Free Throw Routine
I often ask players what routine they use at the free throw line and they say they don't have one. Players want to make things as familiar as possibe when shooting a free throw and having a routine is paramount to making this possible.
Lesson 4: Drill #1 - Step Off The Line
By getting off the line players are becoming accostumed to resetting themselves and being comfortable at the free throw line.
Lesson 5: Drill #2 - Body Adjustment
Making sure players can refocus themsleves and shoot the same shot every time they need to work on adjusting their bodies and resetting with each shot.
Lesson 6: Drill #3 - Incremental Movements
Small movements start to train players muscles to adjust to different variables and to become a better shooter. Training the muscles to make small adjustments can pay big dividends when fatigue is a factor late in a game.
Lesson 7: Drill #4 - Conditioning and Fatigue
Doing free throw shooting after a players heart rate is up and their muslces are fatigued mimicks what players will see in a game. The more conditioned they are to shoot the ball when tired the better they will make free throws in a game.