16 Jul, 2018

Jump the Shot

To be able to Jump effectively in front of the shooter the defender needs to have control over their vertical jump.Jumping-shot-2

 

The following are the steps to an effective Jump the Shot technique:

  1. Once possession is with the shooter the defender needs to quickly estimate the distance of 0.9 of a metre to defend the shot.
  2. Distance should be accurate before the defender takes the jump position.  This should be practiced regularly to get the timing right.
  3. Again there are two places a defender can look.  One is the ball and the other is the eyes of the shooter.  If it is a long shot, the shooter might offload the ball and usually the eyes can be an indication of where they plan to send the ball.Jumping-shot-1
  4. Starting with a two foot take off, the defenders feet need to be as wide as their shoulders or one in front of the other as this can be a personal preference.  Feet as wide as shoulders followed by a vertical jump will give the defender maximum height on the jump of the shot.