Free Throw Research Paper

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Kyiia Hailes
Reading & Comp
Professor Post
November 11th, 2015

The Perfect Free Throw A free throw is an uncontested shot at the free throw line, that is given when the other team opponent fouls you or one of your teammates. Free throws are some of the most important things in a game, sometimes free throws usually determine if you win or lose close games. Even though free throws are easy given shots doesn’t mean they will fall, without the right technique and practice. There are many ways one can shoot a free throw but as long as you have the right techniques and steps like, beginning with stepping to the free throw line, and following the rest of the way with B.E.E.F (Balance, Eyes on target, Elbow straight, Follow through) shooting free
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Second E in B.E.E.F is elbows straight and aligned. The positioning of your arms serves as a base for your entire shot. Appropriate aligned elbow and stable positioning and arrangement of hands makes certain that your shot will follow its intended direction towards the net. When getting ready to shoot you should keep your lower arm vertical, forming a 90-degree angle with elbowed positioned precisely under the ball. Raise your elbows slightly, you want to avoid aligning them too far outward or inward.
F. The last letter in the aspect of B.E.E.F shooting concept, known for as the “follow through” because the shooter will accomplish a full range of arm mobility required to finish and complete the shot. Your hands should be securely planted on the ball, wrist should flick forwards leading the basketball towards the net. The ball should be shot upward with an arch so you have to extend arms and fully flick the wrist on the release of the ball.
Following the free throw process might be a little tricky and irritating at first, but if you keep practicing it you’ll get better and better. You might be able to even develope a free throw shot like the famous Ray Allen, who’s known for his three point shot and being one of the best free throw shooters in the NBA league. When stepping up to line always remember confidence and the B.E.E.F principles and you should be able to close out and finish the game where it counts in a late game situation, where free throws
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