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Science of Basketball

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Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50PM-4:05PM (First session only) 45622First

Is there a perfect shooting form in basketball? Of course! What characteristics would perfect shooting form have? Number one would be “simplicity. Simplicity, by necessity, is also the quickest shot. The shot has to be reduced to the “simplest motion” which addresses the three main concerns of basketball shooting: accuracy, efficiency, and speed. We will use physics, biomechanics, geometry, and psychology as you strive for your perfect shooting form. In the process, you will learn about life and the pursuit of excellence.

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J Mark Fly


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