Muscle memory and the mechanics of your shot are so important for consistent shot making. Learning the right form and then drilling it until it is an unconscious rhythm should be the goal for every young shooter. When you are a young player, and just playing to play, you shoot however you need to shoot to get the ball to the rim. Six year olds stay close and launch the ball at the ten foot goal hoping for makes. Nine year olds jack three’s because that’s what they see older players shoot. But if you are a young player, and you want to be a great shooter, stay close to the basket and work on your form.
Simple form shooting with the proper form, over and over again, will build muscle memory, and will groove your shot so that the same form can be repeated each time, from anywhere on the court. As you build the mechanics of the proper form, then you move your range out and begin catch and shoot reps with that same form. What good is practicing jump shots with bad form? It will only take you so far, and then it will leave you way behind.
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