Monday, April 27, 2015
Knowing How To Teach Your Child To Shoot A Basketball
When you are a parent, one thing you will have a lot of fun with is being involved with the things your children enjoy; if you end up finding that you and your children share many of the same interests, it will be quite easy to share these things with them – but if you and your child have slightly different interests, it is important that you take the time and make the effort to learn how to share these things with them. If you grew up as a big fan of watching and playing basketball, it will be quite easy and natural for you to help your child learn how to play basketball should they show an interest in the sport; but if you were never big on basketball yourself, and yet you have found that your child enjoys basketball, here are some things to keep in mind for sharing interests with them by helping them learn how to shoot a basketball. When it comes to the question of the “perfect form” for shooting a basketball, there are a lot of different theories, but truly, the best form for shooting a basketball is simply whatever feels most comfortable and natural for the person shooting; as you help your child learn how to shoot a basketball, focus on helping them find a shot that feels comfortable to them, and that they can replicate over and over again. Many people fail to realize that they actually will use their legs even more than their arms when they are shooting a basketball (which is a natural mistake to make, as most people only notice that they use their arms!); help your child understand that they will be far more successful with their shot when they learn how to use their legs, and this will help them a great deal in the long run. And as is the case with so many other things, practice is the most important aspect of all when it comes to shooting a basketball, as your body will build up “muscle memory” that will help it make the shot it needs to make no matter where you are shooting from!