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How do you shoot a perfect free throw?

  1. Step 1: Get a Basketball and Go to a Gym.
  2. Step 2: Find the Center Mark on the Free Throw Line.
  3. Step 3: Step Up to the Free Throw Line.
  4. Step 4: Pre-shooting Routine.
  5. Step 5: Properly Placing Your Fingers on the Basketball.
  6. Step 6: Bend at Your Knees Slightly.
  7. Step 7: Raise the Basketball to a Shooting Position.

Should you lean forward when shooting basketball?

Once the feet are shoulder-width apart and positioned properly, you must ensure that your knees are bent so that you have better balance, more power, and more explosiveness in the shot. To practice bending at the hips, lean forward and attempt to get as close to the basket as you can without moving the feet.

What is the best foot position in basketball?

Maintain a wide stance with both feet about shoulder-width apart. A shoulder-width stance is sufficient enough to increase the ability to quickly move forward, backward, or shoot jump shots and free throws. To increase the ability to move laterally, separate the feet even more than shoulder-width.

Where does your hand need to be when shooting a basketball?

All finger pads and hand pads should be touching the basketball. The only area of your shooting hand not touching the basketball is the small gap in the middle of your hand. Another important but overlooked detail is that the fingers should be spread comfortably wide on the basketball.

What’s the best way to pass a basketball?

Performing A Chest Pass Grip the ball on both sides with your fingertips pointed towards your chin. Put your fingers on each side of the ball with your thumbs behind the ball and your fingers spread apart. Bring the ball towards your chest. Bend your elbows and make sure they are tucked in close to your body.

Where does a basketball player place the ball?

The ball is placed on the fingers of the shooting hand and there will be a slight gap between the ball and the palm of the hand, whilst the non-shooting hand will support the ball. Players are encouraged to keep their elbows in close to their bodies once they have set their hand position.

How does a basketball player make a free throw?

In order for the ball to be accelerated towards the ring while shooting a free throw, the athlete must apply a force to the ball. Newton’s Third Law – ‘For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’ (Blazevich, 2013, p. 45).