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I wrote this for Airborne Athletics couple of months ago; it's one of a series of 10 they commissioned from me. It is SEO'ed within an inch of its life. It's an example of micro-targeting that's been effective for them. They asked me to keep it simple and I did. Simplicity, as Mark Twain will tell you, isn't as easy as it looks. I rewrote this about five times to get it "simple" enough -- and that was after I'd done buttloads of research. I don't get a byline or royalties, but I'm told the views have been "very satisfactory." - Jae
Basketball gives us all we need to succeed. The 18-inch rim
is twice as wide as the ball. Put ‘A’ in ‘B’ and repeat.
But, even the greatest basketball players lose sight of that
simplicity. When their stroke is broken they may overthink the problem. That’s
when it’s helpful to get advice from a shooting expert, someone who can help
quickly resolve scoring woes.
Shooting blogs are great resources for amateur basketball
players. In the NBA, a team will pay legendary shooters like Mark Price to walk
players through shot corrections. For the rest of the basketball world, the
advice of shooting blogs is free, helpful – and free.
Some players don’t wait for their shot to break before
following a blog or two. They use the suggestions to continually improve their
Whether you’re looking to make a fix, maintain your skill or
keep up with the latest training methods, the 10 shooting blogs listed below
help make the game simple again.
- DrDishBasketball.com: This site stresses tech savvy training and features the Dr. Dish
basketball shooting machine. There is a ton of helpful shooting-related
information. One article, for instance, analyzes shooting percentage
drop-offs between first and fourth quarters, which is a great indicator of
This site has about two dozen basketball-related blogs. The shooting blog
contains 21 tips that were written in 2008, but are still solid. The list
is especially good for ailing shots. Tips touch on mechanics -- 'land in
front of where you shot from' -- and psychology -- 'shoot 50 easy shots
before every game' to bump your confidence.
- IQMatrix.com: IQ Matrix
focuses on the mental part of the shooting game. The shooter's mindset and
intensity are where most of its advice is focused. This site tries to give
you a shooter's attitude, with a few basic shot mechanics included.
- Swish22.com: Go to the blog section of this site and
you will be treated to a slow-mo breakdown of Steph Curry's shooting form.
Most of the shooting tips are sold via video download, but there is some
good free information.
Coach Jones is the mastermind behind this well-stocked blog. Its
tagline is, "It's about the shot" and that's believable. There
are a number of free shooting tips as well as references to other
resources. Shot mechanics are king on this site, but be prepared to read. Coach
Jones uses text and still pictures instead of video.
If you're a Christian baller, this might be the site for you.
Inspirational Basketball gives solid, basic shooting advice using
easy-to-follow written instructions. While it's a Christian site, there's
no mention of religion in the shooting suggestions.
- JoshWilsonBasketball.wordpress.com: Wilson's five tips are covered in-depth,
with no video. Tip #1 is square up for your shot and Tip #5 is have
confidence in your shot. His suggestions on release and follow-through are
worth the price of admission.
- CoachingToolbox.net: This all-purpose site name-checks NBA
players and high-profile coaches. The gem in the midst of all of this
information is the Celtic toughness drill. It's a timed shooting excercise
that forces you to make two shots in a row before moving on to the next
- DrillsforBasketball.humenews.com: This is a no-frills site with a few
how-to videos. The shooting suggestions are basic for all ages. This site
offers simpler directions than some of the others, but the advice is still
- ThePESpecialist.com: The PE Specialist is for a younger set.
The concepts are easy to grasp and instructions are simple. This site is
best for younger athletes, but if you want to break your shot down to
bedrock, this will do the trick.