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How to Improve Your Jump Shot Without a Basketball Goal

Updated on September 13, 2014

There are a few ways to learn how to improve your jump shot without a hoop. A basketball is portable. This is why you can learn some drills without a hoop. You may have a basketball goal in your yard. However, sometimes its difficult to practice at various hours because you can disturb the neighbors with the noise that dribbling makes. There are ways you can improve your jump shot regardless of the time of day or your location.

How to Improve Your Jump Shot Release

Another way how to improve your jump shot is to practice on your release. The left hand is a guide if you are right-handed. Your left hand does nothing else. A lot of players shoot with both hands. This alters your shot. The professionals fine tune their release. You should follow through with your shooting hand. This the key to a great release. Your wrist should flick and bend all the way through. This should be done even when the ball is already out of your hands.


Practice As if You Are in a Game Situation

There are times when you may be in game situation. When you practice, you need to run as fast as you can. Stop and pretend that you are making a jump shot. Continue to do this over and over again. It is important to pretend you are in real game situations. Sometimes in those particular situations, you may have to stop and shoot the ball. An alternate target can help you practice this as well. For instance, a square can be drawn on the side of any building. The key is to have something to aim for. This can help you on how to improve your jump shot with or without a basketball goal.

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