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The jump shot


This shot is useful if you are being closely marked.

A quick jump and release is required to get the ball over your opponent.

STEP ONE


To give yourself a solid base, both of your feet should be flat on the floor.

With your body facing the basket, a low crouch will give you the momentum to make the jump.

STEP TWO


With the ball in both hands, rise up off your feet and prepare to shoot.

Your shooting hand should cup the ball and point towards the basket.

And your other hand can gently guide the shot from the side of the ball.

STEP THREE


As your body straightens, spring off from the ground and shoot with both arms straightening.

A snap of the wrists and fingers should help with the release of the ball.

As you shoot, concentrate on the basket and not the ball. Extend your arms fully.



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