Basketball Shooting offers clear instruction for mid- and
long-range shots, including free throws, jump shots, bank shots, and
three-pointers with drills and games that will improve consistency and
technique for all levels of play. The accompanying DVD contains drills
for each type of shot and enhanced demonstrations of technique.
NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan put it best: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” With Basketball Shooting as your coach, you can hit the court with confidence in your ability to make any shot from anywhere on the court.
Shooting is an art, and in this special book and DVD package, professional shooting coach Dave Hopla presents the same skills and strategies that have made him one of the world’s most sought-after experts. Covering long-range three-pointers, midrange jumpers, bank shots, and free-throw shots, Coach Hopla pulls from his extensive coaching experience—which includes stops in the NBA and with multiple international squads—to help you master every element of a correct shot. In addition, you’ll learn over 20 drills to help you perfect the techniques you need to hit shots from anywhere.
Before you hit the court for your next game, turn to Basketball Shooting and take your game to new heights.
Chapter 1 Shooting Philosophy
Chapter 2 Visualization
Chapter 3 Shooting Technique
Chapter 4 Free Throws
Chapter 5 Midrange Jump Shots
Chapter 6 Long-Range Jump Shots
Chapter 7 Bank Shots
Chapter 8 Creating Your Own Shot
Chapter 9 Shooting and Scoring Off Screens
Chapter 10 Shot Charts and Shooting Evaluation
Dave Hopla is the assistant coach for player development for the
New York Knicks. He is considered by many to be the top shooter in the
world, regularly knocking down 495 out of 500 shots. He is the
world-record holder for the most free throws in one minute with one ball
and one passer, having made 26 shots out of 26 attempts. He also holds
the record for the most NBA corner three-point shots having shot 18 of
18 with one ball and one passer in one minute. From the NBA three-point
line (23 feet, 9 inches), Hopla made 16 out of 17 attempts with one ball
and one passer in one minute. These records can be seen on YouTube.
Hopla has held shooting camps all over the world and regularly travels
with the NBA for the NBA Basketball Without Borders program. After he
joined the Toronto Raptors in 2006 as their shooting coach, Toronto
increased its team shooting percentage every month, from 44.2 in
November 2006 to 47.5 in January 2007. They also increased their
three-point shooting percentage from 30 in November 2006 to 40 in
January 2007. In 2007, Dave was hired by the Washington Wizards as an
assistant coach for player development. During the 2007 season the
Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line (78.8%). While in
Washington, the Wizards shot a franchise best from the free-throw line.
Dave has worked with many NBA, college, and high school teams and
players, including Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Chris
Bosh, Gilbert Arenas, Ben Gordon, Rip Hamilton, Kevin Love, Brandon
Jennings, Ray Allen, and Kobe Bryant, as well as several WNBA players,
including Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. Hopla resides in Boothbay Harbor,
Maine, with his beautiful wife, Carole, and beautiful daughter, McKenna.
"Dave is one of the all-time great shooting coaches. I continue to be
amazed at his ability not only to shoot so well but also to teach others
to do the same."
Jim Calhoun--Former Head Men's Basketball Coach, University of
“Dave is not only the best shooter in the universe, he is also the
best shooting coach.”
“I never miss an opportunity to work with Dave. He’s the best in the
“Dave has not only helped my shooting, but he improved my overall
game. He has given me the confidence in all phases of my game.”
"He's a great motivator, man, especially when you're out there
shooting the basketball. He's very positive, always going to tell you
about your mechanics and what you're doing wrong. So his main thing is
just consistency, doing the same thing over and over again.”