Basketball Throw Technique

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  1. crazyboy1179

    crazyboy1179 Member

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    I have a question about the basketball throw. Before going to SLE, I found this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCqRpugVrs and the man in the video appears to throw with the trebuchet catapulting action the basketball throw sticky mentions. I emulated the same throwing motion; however, when taking the CFA at SLE, one of the cadets watching me said that I was not allowed to throw with that motion. He said I had to throw the basketball as I would normally throw a ball. I am preparing to take the CFA again, but want to clarify which motion I am allowed to use. Was the cadet wrong or is the thrower's (in video) motion wrong?
     
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    I also recommend visiting the forum sticky regarding the basketball throw.


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  4. jebdad

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    correct way

    If you were throwing it like the guy in the video then you were using the correct technique. Not sure why they would tell you otherwise. DD and I practiced several times using that technique and that is how she did it at NASS.

    Good way to blow out your shoulder trying to throw a basketball a long distance like a baseball.
     
  5. crazyboy1179

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    Thank you, jebdad!
     
  6. BigNick

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    Some good advice. Read the instructions from West Point carefully. The key is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE and find the exact technique that gets the best results for you.
    For my son (Class of 2015) I bought a BB and almost every day we went to an open field and he threw about 20-30 times. After a couple of weeks his distance increased SIGNIFICANTLY.
     

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