The Stats Don't Lie - Shooting & Off-Season Training


Apr 1, 2020



The Stats don’t lie:

There is HUGE opportunity for players to standout if they become better shooters. We did the math for 3 point shooting at all 4 tiers of Sr Boys Provincials.

The average 3 point percentage was 27%.  Not terrible, but also not very good for the high school level.  Every high school and every college coach is looking for a shooter.  But in order to standout as a 3 point shooter you must be in the 35-40% range at a minimum.

So why aren’t there more shooters when it’s the most important skill in the game?

#1 - It takes an incredible amount of hard work. To be a great shooter you must shoot a minimum of 300 shots a day through-out high school.  That may seem like a lot, but it's 30 minutes a day if you're training with hustle and urgency.  To be a great shooter you need the discipline to stay off social media, to turn off your video games, and to get in the gym every day.

#2 - An increase in games during the spring & summer is not developing better shooters. There needs to be more balance in the training vs games equation when it comes to off-season development.  

#3 - Coaches, trainers, & players don’t always work on the right skills. Multiple dribble combo moves are fun, but every player will do that on their own time, and it's not very useful in games. In a training environment, shooting must be one of the top priorities.

We hope this makes you think about your off-season plans. We can help and are committed to developing high level shooters.

If you do what everyone else does. It will only equal average results.

Be different, standout from the crowd, and develop the habits that lead to great results.



Written by Impact Hoops Owner/Head Director Jon Schmidt.

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