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4 F's of Shooting

4 F's of Shooting

One of the most important fundamentals of basketball is being able to shoot. Whether it is a three pointer, a mid-range jump shot, or a layup, the ball is still being shot. Although there are many ways to shoot a basketball, every shot still follows the same four basic rules: feet, focus, form, and follow through.

To stay balanced, your feet must be shoulder width apart, with your dominant foot slightly in front of your non-dominant foot. Keeping your eyes on the front rim will help to focus the shot so the alignment is not off and the ball is not under or over shot. Whichever arm is being used to shoot must have the elbow tucked in to establish the correct shooting form, so the shot is straight. The last step in shooting is making sure the follow through is straight forward and not off to the left or right. All four of these steps when combined together will improve the consistency of your shot.

At Glo Games, we have a developed a rim attachment with LED lights surrounding the entire rim called "Light It Up". These lights are lined in groups of three so it does not matter if you’re shooting from the corner or from the top of the key; your eyes will focus on the middle light in the set, because it will always be the brightest light you see. If you use “Light It Up” from Glo Games, you will not be restricted to shooting during the day, because the lights will allow you to shoot during the late evening and night. The darkness will no longer affect your vision. You will still be able to focus on your shot and ultimately be able to work on improving and becoming the best shooter you can be.