Basket Ball Throw

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  1. spolac28

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    Today I tested myself physically and hit max or very near to max on every section except for the basketball throw. Does anyone have any tips on how to throw this farther. I am throwing around 58' and need to get this up to atleast 75'. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    That is a great post, I would also like to add, if you are like me and have small hands, practicing with a smaller ball, like a super light medicine ball or a kids basketball to get the motion down really helped. I couldn't practice the motion very well because I was so focused on not dropping the ball. When I took that out of the equation, I figured it out faster so when I went back to the full size ball my body had the muscle memory, all I had to do was focus on launching the ball without dropping it.
     
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    USAFA10s is right on! My DD is 5'3 with average hands for a girl her size. She started tossing an over sized softball and slowly moved up to a ball a little bigger each time in size. Of course she did not max out on the BB throw, but she improved an awful lot. Its all about balance and mechanics.
     
  5. spolac28

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    Awesome! Thank you guys for the tips and the link.
     

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