Basketball Tips and Tricks Lesson 6: How-To Make the 4 Point Shot

4 Point Shot:

The four point shot is not for beginners.  It takes a long time to master this one and even after years of shooting, even the Globetrotters still have to practice every day if they want to make the four-point shot.  Once you get it down though, you are unstoppable.  While the concept is simple, there are some important details to keep in mind.  The Harlem Globetrotters How-To series is designed to teach you those details.

Harlem Globetrotter Training Drills Checklist

1. Form shooting: Before you attempt a four point shot, you need to practice the proper shooting form down.  With one hand stand five feet away from the basket and practice bending your knees and as you rise up, shoot the ball with one hand.  Try to make 10 with nothing but net and 10 off the backboard.

2. Stationary shooting: Once you feel comfortable with your form shooting, start using your guide hand and practice shooting from the same spot and jumping.  You should release the ball at the peak of your jump.  Once you can hit 5 in a row take a step back until you reach the 4 point shot distance of 35 feet from the basket!

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