Since the sport of basketball was invented more than a century ago, youth, high school and college basketball coaches and players have all attempted to master the art of basketball shooting but in the 21st Century, high school basketball coach Steve Fisher has done just that.
Taking into account physics and a players body style, hand size and finger length coach Fisher has produced a remarkable and insightful DVD on the art of basketball shooting called The Secrets of Shooting.
I realized that there is a strong correlation between hand placement, wrist action, and how you release the ball. After studying great shooters of the NBA, I identified four distinct styles that different players use, said Fisher.
These four distinctive styles are all incorporated in his one-of-a-kind DVD which clearly explains how players can improve their technique of shooting a basketball. Jacob Hays, provides narration and carefully and with simplicity explains the techniques demonstrated in the Secrets of Shooting while the Fisher Sharp Shooters demonstrate each step of the way.
But these techniques did not come to Fisher overnight. Its a process that included his own attempts as an average high school basketball player and then later as a small town high school basketball coach to help all of his players become more confident and accurate shooters.
After reading Bill Sharmans book, Sharman on Basketball Shooting and John Fontanellas The Physics of Basketball, I realized that one size does not fit all and an individualized approach to the art of shooting a basketball was the best one for all players.
Included in his research was the study of some of the greatest basketball shooters of all time, from Pistol Pete Maravich, Rich Barry and Reggie Smith to George Gervin, Jerry West and Kobe Bryant.
He also studied biomechanics, body types, finger lengths, dart throwing, golf instruction the physics of dance and even medical studies and with all of his research and with his acquired knowledge developed the four distinct shooting methods covered in the DVD.
Traditional basketball shooting is geared to tall, thin ectomorph body types so many of todays young population are left out, Fisher said. I take an individualistic approach to basketball shooting and my DVD shows the correct techniques to shooting incorporating the four distinct shooting methods.
Fisher also puts to rest the notion that repetition alone will make a basketball player a better shooter.
The beauty of the DVDs approach is that the results are immediate. The methods sell themselves. When kids see the ball go in they believe, said Fisher.
Its perfect for players of any age and basketball camp, youth, high school and college basketball players.