Beginner’s first shots
Young beginners are especially vulnerable to developing bad shooting mechanics from shooting outside their range. The farther out they shoot, the worst their fundamentals become. An insufficient arc, use of non-shooting hand, unbalanced body motion (leaning toward the hoop), feet positioning, and not following through (pushing the ball) are some of the bad shooting mechanics developed from shooting out of range.
The Shooting Window enforces a sufficient arc and therefore limits them to practicing only the shots in their range. Through continued practice with the Shooting Window from a comfortable range, young beginners are able to develop the proper muscles and shooting mechanics necessary for any distance. It will be much easier for them to start out with the correct shooting mechanics instead of overcoming their incorrect shooting mechanics, especially once they have developed their muscle memory.
Also, the Shooting Window’s enforcement of a sufficient arc will provide better results, encouraging more practice.
Gauge & Develop Range
Regardless of how well a shooter has developed proper technique, when they shoot from farther out than their muscle development will allow, they simply come up short. The error in distance is too easily recognized and incorrectly compensated for by altering their mechanics, often resulting in a more direct less-arcing path to the goal.
By using the Shooting Window, basketball players and coaches can gauge and develop shooting range. The sufficient and consistent arc enforced by the Shooting Window allows for easy recognition of out-of-range shots. Basketball players must practice a comfortable, correct release providing a sufficient and consistent arc from a comfortable distance before progressing to a farther distance.
Whether your developing pull-up, turn-around, or catch-and-shoot jumpers, you can develop them much more quickly with the Shooting Window. Your body control will vary with each type of jump shot and affect the arc of your shot. By practicing each variation with the Shooting Window, you will recognize and overcome those affects.
Perfecting free throws
Anyone can progress to perfection on the free throw line with the Shooting Window. Because a free throw is a much more controlled shot with less body movement, your improvement can be achieved much more quickly and with greater accuracy than other shots. The confidence and shooting mechanics gained by perfecting your free throws with the Shooting Window, will carry over to improve all other shots.
Practicing fade-away jumpers with the Shooting Window is a must. The shooter’s body motion away from the hoop negates some of the force needed, typically resulting in a short, low arcing shot. The first instinct is to shoot with more emphasis on distance resulting in a flat shot. The Shooting Window enforces a sufficient arc necessary to maintain optimum results.
The more distant the shot, the higher the arc necessary for optimum results. The Shooting Window provides a sufficient and consistent arc for “all net”. A low or inconsistent arc will prevent you from becoming a good shooter, or prevent a good shooter from becoming a great shooter.
Amazingly, the hook shot has become a forgotten shot. Players are attempting the fade-away much more frequently, even though it is much more difficult. Unlike the fade-away, the hook shot allows the shooter to maintain momentum towards the hoop. The Shooting Window will guide you to a sufficient, unblock-able arc.
A height adjustment and position of the Shooting Window for the bank shot will be recommended as well.
The shooter’s momentum will naturally add force when shooting a runner (or extended lay up), typically resulting in too much distance. The Shooting Window will guide you to an arc height that exerts the extra force upward, making it easier to shoot with the correct distance.