Remember Your Feet!

When I work with athletes, the one thing I work on more than anything else is footwork.  A move is so much more effective if the footwork is correct.  Once I point that out to an individual, it’s as if a light bulb goes on.  The whole move falls into place.  So much emphasis is made on the proper placement of the hands in a jumpshot or in a defensive stance.  The truth is, it all starts at the feet.


Recently, I worked with a young athlete who had a great jumpshot, but tended to spread her feet too far apart on the jump. She had no idea that she was doing that. Once I pointed that out to her, she felt she had more distance and accuracy in her shot. If you are struggling with a problem with your jumpshot, try thinking about your feet and your feet placement.

Inspire your mind while you work with your feet: get Off The Rim: Thoughts and Observations of the Game, by Sandy Slade.  A GREAT Stocking Stuffer!

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