Practice makes Perfect? TOUCH is a lifestyle of perfection

Ryan Sypkens, CEO, Lead Instructor

We hear it all the time, the cliché phrase “practice makes perfect.”

But does practice actually make perfect?

Shooting Form - 2017

Shooting Form - 2017

I often get asked “what did you do to become such a consistent in-game shooter?” Most of the time they want a quick fix to their shooting mechanics and sometimes these quick fixes can make a huge difference! But the truth is – becoming a great shooter takes hours, days, months, years of relentless dedication and repetition – and like anything else a consistent jump shot must be built on a STRONG foundation. This is how you truly perfect your craft.

Shooting Form - 2015

Shooting Form - 2015

A strong foundation of mechanics allows all of the days, months, and years of work to be maximized. Practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect, but perfect practice will certainly make perfect!

 

The idea is to find the most efficient and repeatable shooting motion possible within the TOUCH Shooting framework, and train to shoot the same exact way with the same motion and mechanics. The same execution of a skill will produce the same end result.

The shot must be the same in every way, including balance, elbow position, fluidity (one-motion), follow through, and the position of the shooter’s feet. Training your feet to be in the same position every shot regardless of the situation – off the dribble, moving off of a screen, ECT – is a key component to becoming a consistent in-game shooter.

Thanks for reading, time to get in the gym!