:: A Hoops U. Basketball Review ::
By: Better Basketball
Available from: BetterBasketball.com
Better Shooting is one in a series of eight basketball training DVD’s from BetterBasketball.
Better Shooting is is one of the best shooting video’s that I have watched. This DVD is a great training tool that will help both players and coaches.Players will learn the techniques necessary to be a great shooter; from stance and balance to shot motion and footwork. Coaches can utilize this video to learn how to better teach shooting; and to find and correct shooting errors.
The lead instructor, Coach Rick Torbett, does a great job of breaking down the shot and demonstrating how each part together effects shooting. He goes step-by-step through each phase of the shot; explaining why each shooting mechanic is so important. Coach Torbett also takes time to discuss specific training drills and exercises and various types of shots such as the bank shot, post shots, and pull-up jumpers.
The instruction, detail, video footage and illustrations in Better Shooting are definitely first-rate! Better Shooting is very professionally done, a feature that is lacking in many shooting video’s.
I was also very impressed with the inclusion of a chapter about women players. Shooting should not be different for males and females but it often is taught differently. Coach Torbett is dead-on in his recognition and understanding of this ‘problem’. Having coached girls basketball and in training female players, I have seen many of these shot development errors in females. The problem is not in being female but in the way many girls are taught. I like the addition of this chapter as I believe it will help a great number of female basketball players. The interview with former University of Maryland star, Shay Doron, is also a great experience.
Another great addition to Better Shooting is the bonus section with J.J. Redick. It is kind of an on-court Q & A session between Coach Torbett and Redick — with J.J. explaining his techniques and demonstrating what has made him one of the greatest shooters ever. It’s as close as you can get to learning directly from Redick without being on the court with him. A great bonus!
Better Shooting, at over 3 ½ hours, is a great value. There is so much shooting knowledge on this DVD! All of the techniques discussed are sound, valuable, and very usable to the improvement of your shooting. If you aspire to be a great shooter, then this is one DVD you need. Coaches, you will also want this video at your disposal to help your players become better shooters. Better Shooting is a definite must-have DVD!