Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic


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Great shooters are made, not born! Dr. Hal Wissel’s Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic is a must-see course for any player who wants to become a pure shooter and for any coach who wants to improve his or her ability to coach shooters.

Filmed at one of Coach Wissel’s SHOOT IT BETTER Mini Camps for NBA players and prospects, this course features a series of innovative lead-up and challenge drills along with demonstrations of shooting errors and corrections. Dr. Wissel emphasizes confidence as the most important factor in being a great shooter. Players are not simply told to be confident, but shown how to foster their confidence through the use of positive self-talk and the use of key words that trigger correct mechanics, rhythm and range. Coach Wissel teaches players how to integrate the mental and mechanical aspects of shooting.

Correcting shooting errors are also demonstrated. Learn how to correct a missed shot and to always act like a shooter. Learn how to correct: a slow rhythm, not using legs, incomplete follow through, low arc, side rotation of shooting hand, ball shot off wrong finger, hand moving on ball, thumbing, lowering, swiveling, ball on palm and/ or watching the flight of ball. By watching the demonstrations in this course, players can recognize an error they may be making and learn how to correct it. Players will gain a better understanding of their own shot and learn how to become their own best coach.

Most basketball players want to improve their shooting. However, improving shooting skill takes daily, specific, measurable goal setting and correct practice. This course teaches shooters how to make their shot automatic by using lead-up drills and charting their improvement. Players learn how to shoot 1000 shots in one hour and make the most out of their allotted practice time.

Innovative lead-up drills include: one-hand warm-up, weak-hand warm-up, three finger warm-up, shooting drills without a basket, shooting from a chair, shooting off the catch with a quick release when open, and using a shot fake to create a shot when closely guarded. Learn to improve free throw shooting routine, relaxation, rhythm, concentration and confidence. Shooters are also taught how to Improve their sense of feel by using the eyes open – eyes closed free throw drill. Most importantly, these drills help shooters build their confidence to shoot under pressure, which is what separates a great shooter from a good shooter.

This course builds on Dr. Wissel’s first basketball shooting course Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm, and Mechanics with more detailed demonstrations of errors and corrections. Five additional innovative lead-up drills are added to the original ten lead-up drills.

The Basics

1  Introduction03:29
2  Integrating the Mental and Mechanical with Key Words01:52

Correcting Shooting Errors

3  Correcting Shooting Errors01:17
4  Shot is Long01:35
5  Shot Hit Right Rim (Right Handed Shooter)01:39
6  Shot Hits Left Rim (Right Handed Shooter)01:08

Shooting Errors: Sidespin

7  Shooting Hand Rotates Out (Right Handed Shooter)00:53
8  Shooting Hand Under Rotates (Right Handed Shooter)00:27
9  Ball Shot Off Wrong Finger01:02
10  Shooting Hand Moves on Ball00:50
11  Thumbing the Ball01:47
12  Throwing the Ball01:33
13  Lowering the Ball01:41
14  Swiveling the Ball01:04

Shot Looks Good but Still Miss

15  Ball on Palm00:53
16  Watching Flight of Ball00:41
17  Mentally Correcting Shot After a Miss02:53
18  Understanding Your Shot and Becoming Your Own Best Coach02:52
19  Goal Setting: Daily, Specific, Measurable01:37

Basketball Shooting: Lead-Up Drills

20  Basketball Shooting Lead-Up Drills05:14
21  Weak hand Shooting Warmup02:48
22  Three Finger Shooting Drill02:57
23  Jump Shot Warmup02:13
24  Front of Board – Catch and Shoot Drill01:52
25  Side of Board – Catch and Shoot Drill03:26
26  Point of Board – Catch and Shoot Drill02:56
27  Shooting From a Chair04:33

Basketball Shooting: Catch and Shoot

28  Catch and Shoot – Jump Shot, Left Elbow05:21
29  Catch and Shoot – Jump Shot, Right Elbow05:05
30  Catch and Shoot – Bank Jump Shot, Left Side02:37
31  Catch and Shoot – Bank Jump Shot, Right Side01:54

Basketball Shooting: Shot Fakes

32  Shot Fake, Jump Shot, Left Elbow02:40
33  Shot Fake, Jump Shot, Right Elbow02:45

Basketball Shooting: Free Throws

34  Free Throw Shooting04:28
35  100 Free Throws02:11
36  Eyes Open / Eyes Closed Free Throws04:10

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Dr. Hal Wissel has a wealth of experience in the National Basketball Association including coaching, scouting and working in the front office. Coach Wissel was assistant coach for player development for the Golden State Warriors (2006-07). Wissel was as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies (2002-05). Hal was an advance scout for the Dallas Mavericks (2001–02). Wissel served as an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets (1996–99) and as director of player personnel for the Nets (1995–96). Hal was a scout and special assignment coach with the Milwaukee Bucks (1990–95) and assistant coach and head scout with the Atlanta Hawks (1976–77).In addition to serving in the NBA, Wissel compiled more than 300 wins as a collegiate head coach. Hal turned losing programs at Trenton State and Lafayette into conference and division champions respectively.

Wissel led Florida Southern to four straight trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament and three straight trips to the Division II Final Four (‘80, ‘81, and ‘82), winning the NCAA Divi­sion II National Championship in 1981. In 1972, Wissel coached Fordham into the NIT Tournament. Wissel also coached the Dominican Republic National Team in 1975.In 1972, Wissel founded Basketball World a venture that conducts basketball camps and clinics and produces and distributes books and videos. Basketball World’s highly succes­sful Shoot It Better Mini Camps are conducted worldwide for players at all levels. Basketball World is now owned and operated by Hal’s son Paul. Wissel received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Springfield College, a master’s degree from Indiana University, and a doctorate in physical education from Springfield College.Wissel is the author of two books. Basketball: Steps to Success is a best selling basketball book with over 130,000 copies sold and has been translated into eleven languages. Becoming a Basketball Player: Individual Drills has been made into a DVD. Dr. Wissel has produced five other DVDs, Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm and Mechanics; Basketball Shooting: Off the Pass, Off the Dribble and In the Post; Basketball Shooting: Make Your Shot Automatic; Basketball Shooting: Creating Your Shot Off the Dribble; and Basketball Shooting: Post Moves and Drills.Wissel’s honors include being named Coach & Athlete magazine’s Eastern Coach of the Year in 1972; Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year (‘79, ‘80, ’81); and Division II National Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1980. Wissel has been inducted into the New EnglandBasketball Hall of Fame, the Florida Southern College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Sunshine State Conference Hall of Fame and was named Sunshine State Conference Silver Anniversary Coach. Hal and his wife Trudy have five grown children and one granddaughter.