[VIDEO] Basketball Shooting Mechanics Analysis – Specimen 2 JR, Problems with hip and elbow position

Hola a todos!,

Hoy volvemos con una nueva entrega sobre mecánica de tiro en baloncesto!.
Mi buen amigo Jorge Rascón se ha presentado como «voluntario» (si le preguntaseis a él igual diría que fue a traición…jeje).

En este video analizamos un problema bastante extendido en muchos chicos a los que les veo tirar.
Problemas con la línea de tiro que hace el balón. Generalmente pensamos que el tiro es todo cuestión de ritmo y la típica y repetida posición de 90º con el brazo…pero veremos en este video que la corrección está en otra zona…en la posición inicial y la flexión de su cadera.

Espero que disfrutéis con este segundo video! Como la vez anterior, os dejo con la transcripción en inglés de lo que voy diciendo en el video.

Un abrazo a todos,

Hello everyone!,

This is Adrián Arboleya Coach Tubaloncesto in a new basketball shooting mechanics analysis.

Today I am bringing a new specimen that will help us understand some important points about how should be a proper shooting form.

Lets start watching the scene.

As we did in our previous video, we will focus on four details:

Body posture
Release point
Shooting arc
And finally finishing body posture.

First point, body posture. The grip of the ball seems to be fine.Legs slightly bent, eyes pointing to the basket, maybe the elbow should be a little bit more bent, drawing with the arm the letter «U», allowing the wrist to be more tight. But the most concerning point for me is that the hip is not fixed in a good position.
You will understand this later…

Next stop is on the release point. We can see that full body is extended, the shooting arm is in a good angle, with the elbow over the height of the eyes. Some issues that I don´t like is that the wrist is not fully working, maybe as we saw before, this is due to the grip at the beginning.
Another point that I dont feel good is the position of the back of the player. As you can see when he is going up seems to be that the balance of the body goes backward instead of forward making me think that at the end the momentum of the body does not help the shot.
Is something close to my case in my previous video. At the end seems to be another kind of catapult shot.

A not so proper work of the wrist and a body balance that could be better, results in this shooting arc. Trying to be fair, the angle of attack to the basket is not very bad. As we mentioned a recommended angle is between 45º up to 55º, in this shot is 37º. And the height of the ball during its travel through the air, reaches the top of the backboard. This could be improved.

In this case, as you see we are using another video capture in order to understand the main problem with this shooting mechanic. Do you remember that I told you that I didnt like the work of his hip? Here is the problem. When the hip does not leave enough space to the elbow, the shooting line of his arm is broken. This forces the player constantly work against that misdirection that his body form is giving to the shot, and at the end of the day the player feels that he does not have a robust shooting form that let him be comfortable.

My two tips to improve this, is mainly working on that hip blending. And also focusing on the guide hand to be really helping the ball describe a straight line from the beginning of the shot until it gets into the basket.

And the last and more obvious point to improve in this shot is the important follow-through. I think that the reason most of the players who dont maintain the follow through position is due to issues with their shooting mechanics that dont let them feel comfortable, so thats why they quickly escape from their shooting momentum…

I hope you enjoyed this video, as much as I did doing it!.

I cant say goodbye without giving thanks to Jorge Rascón our model for this video!

I am Adrián Arboleya Coach Tubaloncesto, Thanks for watching, and see you next time!

[VIDEO] Basketball Shooting Mechanics Analysis – Specimen 1 Me, Myself!

Hola a todos!,

Hoy me ha dado por el inglés!.

Como sabéis, uno de los temas que me apasionan es ver vídeos sobre mecánica de tiro…así que he pensado…y porque no empiezo yo a hacer alguno!!?

y aquí está el resultado. Todo en inglés, modo internacional, y así de paso práctico un poco, que no me viene mal!

Como siempre cualquier comentario o aporte, encantado de que comentéis y me lo hagáis saber!

Un abrazo!,

A continuación os dejo con la transcripción del texto que voy comentando en el video.

Hello everyone!,

This is Adrián Arboleya Coach Tubaloncesto in my first video series
My basketball friends know that I am obsessed with shooting mechanics, and thats why I decided to start doing this kind of videos
For the first one I will analyze myself shooting two free throws and we will try to get some conclussions.

So, lets start watching the full scene.

OK, the first thing we can check is full body posture.

Legs slighty bent, the back is a bit inclined toward the basket, eyes focused on the basket.
About the grip of the ball, the wrist and the shooting arm is already in a good position, doing the 90º degrees.
I think in general is a good stance. Maybe the feet could be on the toes but in general it is ok.

Now lets see the full body motion in detail. We will focus on three details:

Release point

Shooting Arc

And finishing body posture

About the release point seems to be quite good, The elbow is above the eyes, and we can see a good flick of the wrist.
The main problem I see here is that the force given to the ball comes from the elbow losing the momentum of the body.
Just before doing the arm extension to shoot, the ball goes too much over the head, meaning that the momentum that the body gives to the shot is lost.
That is what we call a catapult shot, and it is something we dont want to perform because we lose control of the shot.

Focusing on the shooting arc, lets draw the angle of attack to the rim. A recommended angle of attack is between 45º-55º. We can see that the arc of this shot could be a bit better.
Another proof that helps to recognize this issue is looking to the height that the ball reaches. The ball should travel above the backboard. In this shot the height is quite good.

And last but not least, finishing body posture.I think is correct. Full body extended, the elbow is over the height of the eyes. The weight is on the tiptoes
and one of the most important things, we can see that there is a good follow-through. The shooting arm keeps pointing to the basket.

After this analysis we can conclude that in general is not a bad shooting mechanic, the angle of attack could be slightly better, but the main thing to do is fixing the elbow gesture.
The ball should be launched without going over the head. Fixing this will improve accuracy of the shot specially when shooting off the dribble.

And thats all, I hope you enjoy this video. Dont hesitate to leave your comments if you find something to add to my analysis.

I am Adrián Arboleya Coach Tubaloncesto, Thanks for watching, and see you next time!