:: A Hoops U. Basketball Review ::
By: Hal Wissel
Available from: The Hoops U. Basketball Store
Coach Hal Wissel has developed a great teaching video that is applicable to both coaches and players. ‘Basketball Shooting: Confidence, Rhythm, and Mechanics’ is an inside peek at one of his Shoot It Better mini-camps. Watch the instruction and teaching in live action as players are performing drills and exercises.
As it says in the title, the video deals specifically with developing and improving a shooter’s confidence, rhythm and mechanics. I found this one of the most informative videos on teaching shooting that I have viewed. Coach Wissel not only discusses the value of being a confident shooter with good rhythm and mechanics, but he demonstrates ways and ideas to improve in those three areas. We all know it is important to be confident and Coach Wissel shows us how to develop that confidence. The use of key words and positive ‘self-talk’ is a wonderful instrument for shooters to follow.
Another great aspect of this video is all of the shooting drills that are demonstrated. Obviously, we always need to practice shooting, but Coach Wissel utilizes many ‘cutting-edge’ warm-up and lead-up shooting drills to improve the mechanics of a shot.
Overall, this is a great video and teaching tool. Confidence and mechanics are certainly aspects of a shot that we all want and Coach Wissel teaches shooting in a way that doesn’t simply tell us to be confident, but shows us how we can develop the confidence and mechanics necessary to become great shooters through utilizing key, positive words and excellent shooting drills.
This is a must-have video for any coach that wants to improve team shooting and for any player who wants to become a more confident, higher percentage shooter.