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How To Shoot A Free Throw

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How To Shoot A Free Throw

  1. 1. How to Shoot a Free Throw By Andrew Holtzclaw
  2. 2. Vocabulary <ul><li>Free Throw-An undefended shot taken from the free throw line in which you have 10 seconds to shoot the basketball. (James,2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Free Throw Line-The line that is 12 feet across and two inches wide stationed 15 feet from the backboard. (James,2007) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 1-Setting your Feet Position your lead foot in the middle of the free throw line. Your off foot should be about four inches back and to the left of your lead foot.
  4. 4. Step 2-Body Positioning <ul><li>Have your knees slightly bent </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your back straight and your head up, always be looking at the rim. </li></ul><ul><li>Your hands should be spread out on the basketball and your two thumbs should almost make a T. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 3- Routine <ul><li>Develop a routine that is comfortable to you, often times players will dribble the ball or spin it to themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Always follow the same exact routine every time. </li></ul><ul><li>Routines will help you stay calm and focused during tense moments. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 4-The Shot In one fluid motion bend your knees down and than rise up. Keep the ball close your body and keep your elbow in. Guide the ball above your head and always snap your wrist when you shoot. Snapping your wrist gives you good back spin giving your shot a greater chance to go in if it hits the rim. Like this--->
  7. 7. Step 5-Combing the Steps. <ul><li>Remember to always use the same form. </li></ul><ul><li>Hints to Remember-Shoot with your fingertips, use your legs to shoot the ball, and relax. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget-You have ten seconds to shoot the ball, take your time. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 6-Repetition <ul><li>Practicing Free Throws is the only way you will ever become a good free throw shooter. Practice with perfect form for perfect game form. </li></ul>

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