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"TSC" Free Throw Drill

"TSC" Perimeter Drill

"TSC" Chest Pass Drill

"TSC" Bounce Pass Drill

"TSC" Free Throw Drill

To begin the player should start by setting his/her shooting position at the free throw line.  The player should insure proper positioning and alignment of the footwork, lower body, upper body, and head position.  (A detailed outlined of these positions is included in the fundamentals of shooting section at end of TSC video received with your purchase)  

 

PLEASE NOTE:  A set shooting position, such as the free throw line, helps the shooter isolate and focus on the specific development of shooting release, rotation, rhythm, and arch while eliminating other shooting components that the shooter does not need to focus his/her attention on at this time.


Once the body position is set, the player should place his/her shooting hand into the proper shooting hand position as outlined on the ball in the white starting segment.


With the shooting hand in position the player should then place his/her off-hand in the proper off-hand position on the side of the basketball.  With both hands set the player should position the arms and hands in the proper shot prep position with the “Shooting Coach” in hand. 


To start the player should execute the proper shooting motion taking "The Shooting Coach” from the shot prep position to the final release of the basketball to the basket.


The player should execute the full shooting rhythm, holding his/her follow-through, while continuing to stay focused on the front lip of the rim until the ball goes through the net. PLEASE NOTE:  For the most effective use of the TSC a player should incorporate the help of a friend, parent, coach, and/or utilize a video camera to assist in the reading of the flight of the basketball.  This assistance will help eliminate the tendency of a player to watch the flight of the ball and help the player focus more on the front lip of the rim as he/she executes their shooting rhythm while working to develop better shot release & rotation.


After the ball goes through the net and hits the floor the player should retrieve the ball and reposition himself/herself at the free throw line.  With the ball in hand the player should make any adjustments deemed necessary based on the information relayed by the coach, friend, or parent and repeat the process while continuing to work on the development of proper shot release and rotation.  If a player is using a video camera to evaluate and develop his/her shot the player should film his/her shots from half court and the sideline.  Players should shoot fifteen to twenty shots from each camera angle.   After each angle has been filmed the player should rewind the tape and review while evaluating correct and incorrect release and rotation.  While reviewing players should read, identify, and note current shot release and rotations patterns.  Players should note shooting hand, off hand, arm, head, and body position, flight of the ball, rotation, release, and any other specifics that might assist in the development a true shooters shot release and rotation.  After correct and incorrect components have been identified players should make the necessary adjustments and repeat the shooting process while continuing to focus on the development of consistent release and rotation of the basketball with every release of the ball. 

"TSC" Perimeter Drill

To begin the player should start by setting his/her body in the triple threat shot prep position at any point on the perimeter.  The player should insure proper triple threat body positioning and alignment of the pivot foot, shooting foot, lower body, upper body, and head position.   

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Use of TSC from the perimeter in this controlled setting will help the player isolate and focus on the specific components of shooting release, rotation, rhythm, and arch while eliminating other shooting components that the shooter does not need to focus his/her attention on at this time.


Once the perimeter shot prep position is set, the player should place his/her shooting hand into the proper shooting hand position as outlined on the ball in the white starting segment. 
 

With the shooting hand in position the player should then place his/her off-hand in the proper off-hand position on the side of the basketball.  With both hands set the player should position the arms and hands in the proper shot prep position with the “Shooting Coach” in hand. 
 

To start the player should execute the proper shooting motion by taking the shooting foot from the triple threat shot prep position into the cocked and loaded shooting position.  As the player steps into the cock and loaded shooting position he/she will then immediately execute the shooting rhythm going from cocked and loaded to the final release of the TSC to the basket.  This series of motions will be executed in one smooth rhythm. 
 

The player should execute the full shooting rhythm, holding his/her follow-through, while continuing to stay focused on the front lip of the rim until the ball goes through the net. 

 

PLEASE NOTE:  For the most effective use of the TSC a player should incorporate the help of a friend, parent, coach, and/or utilize a video camera to assist in the reading of the flight of the basketball.  This assistance will help eliminate the tendency of a player to watch the flight of the ball and help the player focus more on the front lip of the rim as he/she executes their shooting rhythm while working to develop better shot release & rotation from the perimeter. 


After the ball goes through the net and hits the floor the player should retrieve the ball and reposition himself/herself on the perimeter (NOTE:  To speed up the advanced perimeter shooting segments a player may add a rebounder to rebound and throw him/her the ball while he/she holds their current position on the perimeter).  With the ball in hand the player should make any adjustments deemed necessary based on the information relayed by the coach, friend, or parent and repeat the process while continuing to work on the development of proper shot release and rotation.  If a player is using a video camera to evaluate and develop his/her shot the player should film his/her shots from directly behind and/or from a side angle based upon his/her current perimeter position.  Players should shoot fifteen to twenty shots from each camera angle.  While reviewing players should read, identify, and note current shot release and rotations patterns.  Players should note shooting hand, off hand, arm, head, and body position, flight of the ball, rotation, release, and any other specifics that might assist in the development a true shooters shot release and rotation.  After correct and incorrect components have been identified players should make the necessary adjustments and repeat the shooting process while continuing to focus on the development of consistent shot release and rotation of the basketball from the perimeter position. 

"TSC" Chest Pass Drill

To begin player one should face player two with the TSC in hand while standing fifteen to twenty feet apart. 


Once both players have their body position set, player one should take TSC and place both hands, with fingers spread, on the basketball with the vertical line segment centered between the index and middle fingertips of each hand position. 


With both hands set player one should place the ball at chest level with the fingertips of both hands facing directly up and the thumbs of each hand facing the chest. 


To start player one should execute the proper chest pass motion by stepping the non-pivot foot toward player two.  As player one steps towards player two he/she should execute the proper chest pass motion driving the ball down with the thumbs while extending the ball forward.  As the ball extends forward player one should release the ball off of the index and middle fingertips of both hands simultaneously as he/she extends the arms and legs together toward player two.  Player two should give player one a chest level target for the ball to be thrown to and should have hands ready to catch the pass as it is delivered.  Both players should take turns passing and catching TSC as each player practices proper chest pass fundamental execution.  

 

NOTE:  As the ball is driven down by the thumbs and then extended forward off of the index and middle fingertips of both hands simultaneously the ball will produce backspin.  A “Shooting Coach” ball properly released simultaneously off of the index and middle fingertips of each hand with the thumbs driving the ball downward into a back spin motion will produce a ball that maintains a vertical line and a line that blends and turns orange.


The player should execute the full passing rhythm while holding his/her follow-through with the thumbs coming to rest toward the floor and the fingertips coming to rest pointing toward the target.  The player must focus on the target and see the ball to the chest of the receiving player. 


After player two catches the ball he/she will follow the same steps working to deliver the chest pass back to player one in the same manner.  Both players should work on the fundamental elements of driving the thumbs down while releasing the ball off of the fingertips.  Both players should repeat this process until the desired result is obtained and consistent fundamentals are achieved.  

"TSC" Bounce Pass Drill

To begin player one should face player two with the TSC in hand while standing fifteen to twenty feet apart. 


Once both players have their body position set, player one should take TSC and place both hands, with fingers spread, on the basketball with the vertical line segment centered between the index and middle fingertips of each hand position. 


With both hands set player one should place the ball at chest level with the fingertips of both hands facing directly up and thumbs of each hand facing the chest. 


To start player one should execute the proper bounce pass motion by stepping the non-pivot foot toward player two.  As player one steps towards player two he/she should execute the proper bounce pass motion driving the ball down with the thumbs extending the ball forward while passing the ball two-thirds of the way to the receiving player.  As the ball extends forward player one should release the ball off of the index and middle fingertips of both hands simultaneously as he/she extends the arms and legs together toward player two.  Player two should give player one a target for the ball to be thrown to and should have hands ready to catch the pass as it is delivered.  Both players should take turns passing and catching TSC as each player practices proper bounce pass fundamental execution.  

 

NOTE:  As the ball is driven down by the thumbs and then extended forward off of the index and middle fingertips of both hands simultaneously the ball will produce backspin.  A “Shooting Coach” ball properly released simultaneously off of the index and middle fingertips of each hand with the thumbs driving the ball downward into a back spin motion will produce a ball that maintains a vertical line and a line that blends and turns orange.  As the ball hits the ground two-thirds of the way to the receiving player the ball will catch the floor on the backspin and then spin forward up into the receiving player’s hands.  A perfect bounce pass while utilizing TSC will yield a line that is vertical on release and one the catches off of the backspin and then spins perfectly vertical while going forward into the receiving players hands.


The player should execute the full passing rhythm while holding his/her follow-through with the thumbs coming to rest toward the floor and the fingertips coming to rest pointing toward the target.  The player must focus on the target and see the ball to the chest of the receiving player. 


After player two catches the ball he/she will follow the same steps working to deliver the bounce pass back to player one in the same manner.  Both players should work on the fundamental elements of driving the thumbs down while releasing the ball off of the fingertips.  Both players should repeat this process until the desired result is obtained and consistent fundamentals are achieved. 

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