Revision of Process Analysis

Revision of Process Analysis - Mrs. Polizzi English 15-...

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Mrs. Polizzi English 15- Process Analysis Revision 2 May 2007 Common Mistakes of the Jump Shot The jump shot is tool fundamental to mastering the game of basketball. Basically, a jump shot is an attempt to score a basket (in basketball) by jumping and propelling the ball from one’s hands in an arc toward the basket. For the most part, this type of shot is used when a basketball player is a distance from the hoop. Because of this fact, younger basketball players, who have not yet developed much strength, often defer practicing the jump shot. As a result, some of the steps to this process may not be perfected, leading to improper form. This fact is especially unfortunate because each particular step in performing a jump shot can potentially ruin the shot if not performed properly. As a basketball player in grade school, I encountered many problems. However, through my trials and tribulations, I learned about the common mistakes of performing a jump shot and eventually overcame them, which allowed me to continue to play basketball in high school. The first and most important step of the jump shot is to align oneself with the basket. If you cannot see where you are going to shoot the ball, the shot will be rather challenging. In order to assure proper alignment, you should keep you feet apart at a comfortable distance and face the basket with your shoulders lined up with the basket. Obviously, since this step is the most important, a mistake at this point could severely affect the shot. In fact, there are actually two types of errors at this point, both of which
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