The Jushoop Guider is used to create a single hand release.. Allowing you to have much more accuracy, consistency & control as a shooter! To break this bad habit, you must develop new muscle memory by taking a few thousand shots with the CORRECT TECHNIQUE.A few thousand correct repetitions create new muscle memory and allow you to break the habit.This can be a really tough habit to break because you have to stay really focused for thousands of repetitions.
The first detail of shooting that we will discuss is in regard to hand placement/positioning. Hand placement is a crucial detail as it increases control and consistency when shooting the basketball. Being able to have control of the ball while shooting, as well as controlling both direction and distance is absolutely essential in being a consistent shooter. Both hands are involved in the shooting process but have different positions and responsibilities. The dominant hand is usually referred to as the “shooting hand”, while the non-dominant hand is usually referred to as the “guide hand”. There are specific details in regards to the purposes and functions of each hand which if mastered will result in more consistent results. The shooting hand will be discussed first and the guide hand second. However, both hands are of equal importance and neither should be considered as inferior or superior to the other one in the act of shooting.
As stated, the guide hand is of equal importance when shooting the basketball. The guide hand should be brought over to the ball and positioned loosely but fully on the side of the basketball. It is very important that the guide hand creates no tension in your shot nor interferes with your shot. Positioned properly, the guide hand should be vertical on the side of the basketball with the fingers pointing up and no gaps between the guide hand and the ball (100% contact). The guide hand should not be used to grip/grab the basketball or to assist in powering the ball to the basket. The guide hand is simply a mechanism to assist in controlling/holding the ball as well as keeping your shot straight. There should be no movement of the guide hand during the shooting process which would interfere with your shot. The most common mistake made with the guide hand is pushing/flicking/turning the guide hand when shooting. This will create streakiness in shooting rather than consistency. A simple rule is: “your guide hand guides the ball and your shooting hand shoots the ball.” We teach our students to keep their guide hand on the ball until the release point. The guide hand should finish high and straight and be held up with the shooting hand as part of the follow through. Both arms should be firm but relaxed. If used properly, the guide hand will remain in contact with the ball until the point of release, will stay straight, will not push/flick the ball in any way, and will finish high, straight, and vertical.
1. Loose on the side of the ball – no tension
2. Full contact on the ball until the point of release.
3. Hand should be vertical with the fingers pointing up
4. Does not push or flick the ball – stays straight and finishes high
5. Should be held up as part of the follow through finish, not dropped
Paying attention to the details makes a big difference. It is the little things that make the big things happen. These details, if embraced and mastered, will improve your accuracy, control, and consistency as a shooter. But remember, mastery is a process and never achieved through half-hearted commitment. Master the details.
**With the purchase of the Jushoop Guider you will be sent the link for the free E - Book & bonus shooting videos!