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2076 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2010 5:57 PM by basketballhq
12shorty21 Amateur 17 posts since
Sep 6, 2010
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Oct 23, 2010 10:15 AM

Free Throws

     Recently my team was working on free throws, and since I wasn't practicing these too much I had trouble with them. One of the reasons was I was off balance and didn't know how to place my feet. I need help because we have a game coming soon and I need to be able to shoot free throws if I get fouled going to the rim. Please comment on foot placement, focusing tips, and how to stay on balance. Also, how to get more leg in your shot.

  • bball4life478 Amateur 23 posts since
    Aug 5, 2010
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    1. Oct 23, 2010 12:33 PM (in response to 12shorty21)
    Re: Free Throws

    well your feet should be shoulders length apart to create good balance and you should bend your legs just a little bit before shooting i dont know if this will help you tho but you should practice freethrows since there the easiest shot in game everyday for like 20 mins it really helps and free throw shooting

    is not just physiceal its mental so when you shoot one becalm bounce the ball a couple of times before you shoot so you could be at easy.Hope this helps good luck

  • King32 Amateur 15 posts since
    May 15, 2010
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    2. Oct 27, 2010 2:22 PM (in response to 12shorty21)
    Re: Free Throws

    watch Ray Allen shoot his Free Throws

  • Pointguard1995 Legend 304 posts since
    Apr 24, 2010
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    3. Oct 27, 2010 4:00 PM (in response to 12shorty21)
    Re: Free Throws

    Always remember this:


    B- Balance

    E-Eyes at the rim

    E-Elbows beneath the ball


  • basketballhq Expert 53 posts since
    Oct 9, 2010
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    4. Oct 28, 2010 5:57 PM (in response to 12shorty21)
    Re: Free Throws

    Your freethrow routine should always be the same. For example when I step to the line I will spin the ball in my hands, dribble it 3 times, look at the rim, and then shoot it. Find a routine that you like and practice it the same everytime.


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