Monday, September 21, 2015

The Importance of Shooting

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We all know shooting is important, but do we really mean it? Lately, shooting in practice has been a reoccurring theme. I had an amazing opportunity to drive down to Iowa with fellow basketball coach and junkie Mike Holmquist. We drove around and visited three of the best coaches in the state. And every single one of them talked about the importance of working on shooting during the year. Then later we had a round table with a very successful small college coach who's an unbelievable teacher of the game. During his presentation he talked about the importance of shooting during practice. We then had a round table with a very successful NBA assistant coach who said the cornerstone of their development process was shooting.

With all that said, it's hard to shoot in our current situation. We usually have 10-12 players and two baskets. So that makes it really hard. But because I keep hearing it as a theme I am going to start working 15-30 minutes of daily shooting into our practices. I just think that it needs to happen!