When it comes to shooting in basketball, it’s not about how hard you can shoot or how fast you can shoot. It’s about the technique and consistency of your shot.
If you have any doubts at all that your form is correct, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that will show you what it should look like.
Here are three points to focus on when practicing form: starting with your feet shoulder-width apart; bending from the waist so that both hands are in front of your face, and releasing the ball by pushing off with one hand as if trying to push open a door. With enough practice, this becomes second nature.
Once you have mastered this, then you can focus on accuracy.
Try shooting in different ways: with one hand; behind your back; while jumping to the side and releasing it while turning around or looking at the rim. These things will all help you develop a routine that is effective for your body type and gives you more options on the court. Again, take time to watch other people doing these tricks and mimic their movements until it feels natural to you.
If you want some measurable feedback, get yourself a rebounder net so that you know how close each shot is coming to the ring (keep in mind that if there’s no rebounding device available, practicing against an actual basketball hoop isn’t such a bad idea).
As for speed and power, those things come naturally once you’ve mastered the fundamentals. Your shot will be consistent, which means that you’ll get better at knocking down long-range shots as well as close to the hoop. It also means that you won’t waste much energy on missing and can focus more on playing defense or getting open instead of taking a million awkward shots in a row. Do this every day and it will feel like second nature to you too.
Start with proper form (see YouTube videos) Practice accuracy Add different shooting styles (watch other people online) Use rebounder nets for feedback (get used to your shot) Once comfortable/accurate, add speed/power Slowly increase practice time each day until it’s a habit
By learning proper shooting form and gradually adding speed and power, you can improve your shooting skills as a beginner. You can also practice your shooting skills by using different basketballs and practicing different tricks and techniques. As you continue to practice, you will eventually develop a consistent routine that will help you score more points on the court.
If there are any doubts at all that your form is correct, videos of proper shooting techniques can be found online (hint: watch before trying it yourself). There are three points to focus on when practicing form: feet shoulder-width apart; hands in front of face; pushing off with one hand as if trying to open a door. With enough practice, this becomes second nature.