Youth Basketball Shooting Tips : Youth Basketball Shooting Tips: Hand Release

Hi, this is Sean Hobson and what we’re talking
about right now is the proper mechanics behind making a great shooter. Now, we can talk about
having a good base. We’ve talked about picking up the goal with your eyes. Now, its the important
part which is actually making the shot. So, first of all, we always want to catch the
ball and we want to get locked in the shooting form. We want to have our feet shoulder width
apart, good base. Now, we have our hands perfectly ready. Now is ready in time to make the shot.
Now, there are a lot of ways that you can make the shot. We want to talk about the proper
way. There’s kind of a difference that you have to find out. There is a common point
that you need to practice over and over again. And what I mean by that is some people shoot
the ball way out in front of them. That’s not where you want to go because what happens
with that is a) the ball is going to have too much velocity and you’re going to have
a flat shot. Its going to have a hard time getting up over the rim. Its going to hit
the front of the rim. So you don’t want to come out of your shot and shoot it straight
out in front of you. You also don’t want to shoot the ball straight up top because what’s
going to happen there is you’re going to shoot the ball up high but its not going to have
very much distance. So you want to find a happy medium. And that release is going to
be about right here. All you’re going to do is you’re going to take your hand from your
shoulder and just bring it straight out and that’s about the proper angle to making a
shot. So not too high, not too far out, but about right in the middle of making the shot
and Hunter’s going to demonstrate what that looks like. Good. You see his hand wasn’t
straight up, it wasn’t straight out, its about 45 degree angle and that’s the proper shooting
style that we want you guys to use.


  1. leeza619 February 14, 2009 at 9:28 pm


  2. Gonnie Le February 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    texasbishop is gay,u the 1 don't know shit.go play with im nmeng and dat disrespectful dawg.

  3. Abdul B July 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    lol he had to backboard from there?

  4. rockit526 November 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

    can u give me some more tips like dat? i suk at shooting, i am only good at layups,
    reverse layups are awesome! haha – im random

  5. Huma January 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    ill skool dat kid

  6. LowRider220 February 5, 2010 at 2:11 am

    wtf kind of shot is that. just make a T shape and grip the ball slowly bring it up and release, now thats a shot.

  7. ? February 22, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    that kid is like 13.. give him a break..

  8. leafy101leaf March 18, 2010 at 4:46 am

    this bs ppls can shoot anyway but this is shity proper way

  9. Witch King of Angmar April 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    hunter is butt and ill dunk on him with my left hand

  10. MyTommyT May 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Not even straight in the net

  11. William Park June 8, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Maybe I'll come and "single" you when you learn to take your time and spell properly you immature douche.

  12. m P June 10, 2010 at 6:07 am

    @weallmw2kings amen

  13. Celia Martinez June 15, 2010 at 3:31 am


  14. arunraj1995 June 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    they both look like gay cheerleaders

  15. Kevin Mei June 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    wtf that was an easy shooting spot

  16. Tati Diaz June 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

    his shot is hella akward

  17. MostNaturalMedia July 11, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    okay im white like that kid but i actually got some beef or muscle on me that kid looks like a even skinnier justin bieber..

  18. corn flakes July 21, 2010 at 12:28 am

    @swthunni4ya04 lol

  19. anEnigma August 10, 2010 at 5:37 am


  20. EARTHAGENT101 August 27, 2010 at 4:23 am

    @XTheProfessorXAND1 same! this kid and his dad think they kno all

  21. Jay F October 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    lol my lil bro is 12 and will DESTROY this guy how can you be so. close to the hoop and need to make it off backboard. i get it if your running then you layup, or if your doing a stop n pop at mid range or further but rite there is just embarrasing

  22. Kenny Phan October 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm


  23. my youtube channel October 26, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Dude, seriously, if you're gonna show us how to shoot, then make him actually shoot, and no, 2 feet away from the net is not shooting, that's more like a layup. If you're gonna show us how to shoot then go from the freethrow line or something

  24. Noman Iqbal November 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    I nominate this video for worst video on YouTube.

  25. STRONG November 13, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    video is sooo bad

  26. drew2815 December 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    wow he shoots with 2 hands

  27. Sean Clyde January 4, 2011 at 3:07 am

    Holy Crap… look at his arm when he puts it down at 1:36, it looks like a noodle!!

  28. amir khan January 26, 2011 at 12:57 am

    fuken backboard abuser

  29. Marz ThaLyricist February 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    kids bout skinny

  30. Naxadium February 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    slam dunks here… slam dunks there… Blake Griffin everywhere

  31. JKP0P March 18, 2011 at 2:24 am

    LOL i wonder if the kids get molested

  32. Ben Crutchfield April 25, 2011 at 1:56 am

    @JKP0P wtf r u talking about

  33. mikeyman12343 May 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

    the way i wastaught is keep your elbow on the ring and for me that really works

  34. alex marques May 16, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    @MrZc22 all white boiis are rich.

  35. danguyenn June 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

    this coach sucks…..

  36. Dave Westrop June 29, 2011 at 7:33 am


    Steve Nash

  37. riley desrochees July 5, 2011 at 4:37 am

    lebron travelled

  38. Kyohei August 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    @JackEveringham it counts, but thats just cheap… try to make it with no backboard.. just net.

  39. JEBAGRAFF August 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    @parkster08 theres a black kid at my school and he sucks at basketball, and im white. And the colour doesnt matter! black people also suck at basket, and most of the white people do also suck at basket! people dont get born with skill, the

  40. JEBAGRAFF August 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    @parkster08 they earn it!

  41. Brooke O'Connor November 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    thx i needed tips

  42. matability June 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    cool story bro.

  43. John Smith June 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    i hate expertvillage

  44. vandettaisover June 30, 2012 at 4:21 am

    That's just lame. What does colour have to do with your skills?

  45. Caleb Blassingame October 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

    im going for swishes nigga not banks fro three feet away.

  46. An Angry Sloth November 4, 2012 at 3:56 am

    bank shot

  47. 2 0 6 W A V E January 23, 2013 at 3:57 am

    10$ says that kid never made it to the league

  48. ha hab March 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm


  49. Peggy Tey April 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Expertvillage hahagahahahahagagahahahagagagafahaja

  50. Dylan Francis June 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm


  51. Lisa Mcnatt July 10, 2013 at 7:59 am


  52. KSI zGourmet November 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    im white i beat a black person

  53. Yung Orochimaru November 19, 2013 at 5:41 am

    i suck at shooting lol im mostley good a defending (Center position) i can shoot itw just that i suck

  54. Scott2shifty January 17, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Wow backboard I'm 13 and I can shoot anywhere on the court lights out without backboard and he has no hops I'm white and can grab net ok. Only 5,6 so don't listen to this method shoot your style everyone knows not to shoot it straight out so he sounds retarted

  55. 34blam34 February 26, 2014 at 6:07 am

    _Couldnt agree with you more @B0ssism In _
    my first week under its program, its truly
    amazing having that quick improvement
    on my vert jumps. And in my 2weeks now
    I gained about 2" just that quick.^^

  56. Life lessons with me January 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I am 10 and 5 feet and 3 imches

  57. JohnFromStatefarm May 8, 2016 at 2:04 am

    I bet he can't shoot 3s

  58. Drew M June 28, 2016 at 5:02 am

    I know for sure this guy can't shoot. no one, I mean no good shooter or great shooter does this. Watch pro shot shooting system. that will actually help. I promise

  59. dylanj gaming July 27, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    that 10 year old or what ever he so tall

  60. CaptainBubbles 12 September 8, 2016 at 2:02 am

    thx captain obvious

  61. moxx sandoc November 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    nice basketball teah

  62. Demetrius Smith January 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    nice thanks for the good basketball tips I really enjoyed this video

  63. aska veive yoshioka February 2, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    lol the boy was like.."ey ya done yet?"

  64. Senk Yuuz June 15, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    So idiot… why did he hit the board? Can't he Shoot w/out the board?

  65. Jaden Son July 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I can shoot half-courts when I was in 2nd

  66. Taos New Mexico January 22, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Boi this video is worth nothing to real NBA players!!! This kid sucks

  67. Grant Richter February 1, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Terrible.. low ledge sight the basket under the ball kids… don't shoot it from your chin

  68. Joel Pieper February 10, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I need tips for church basketball

  69. SoupNC February 17, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Didn’t call bank

  70. Jake Allison February 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

    where are they? the basketball room?

  71. II ISO II February 27, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    His damn elbow is cricked and not lined up with the ball nice going teaching that kid how to shoot you suuuck

  72. Goat 25 March 16, 2018 at 12:39 am


  73. Ramesey Delarosa April 4, 2018 at 7:35 am

    If you wanna go a bit farther and shoot threes, I suggest you dip the ball lower and stand on your toes.

  74. Julius Paningbatan April 22, 2018 at 12:21 am

    And….. He missed the square

  75. Adnan Sarajlic October 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    his hands are so small compared to the basketball

  76. SkeTchyFN October 9, 2018 at 12:57 am

    The kid is skinny af

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