What is SHOT PERFECT® LLC?
Shot Perfect is the result of 10 years of researching shooting at the grade school, high school, college and NBA levels by Coach Terry Roach. To create an opportunity to teach the results of his research and the information and sciences supporting it, Shot Perfect was created. Since its creation in 1999, Shot Perfect’s continuing goal is to increase a player’s shooting knowledge and overall shooting performance to players who are serious about improved shooting performance and those with the desire to compete at the next level of competition and beyond.
Shot Perfect remains the only shooting company in the United Sates teaching a proven and effective shooting technique based on this research, supported by 6 related sciences including: anatomy, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology, physics and kinesiology, the study of human movement. In short, Shot Perfect Camps and Sessions teaches shooting based on facts, not myth, conjecture or unsubstantiated information. The Shot Perfect Shooting Technique rivals that of any golf or tennis professional; it’s a science, an emphasis on technique and intelligence over size and/or talent that continues to produce impressive results time and time again.
The Reason and need for Shot Perfect
- Lack of actual teaching players how to shoot. Seeing what once was a team sport in the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's of having five offensive threats on the court most of the game has evolve into a game of specialties with "role-playing" or "numbered players", who may be more talented or taller but more importantly, less informed. Coaches of today have gotten away from teaching different positions to members of their team, reducing the overall potential of a player and their team, especially when talking about the fundamentals of shooting and the fundamentals important to the game for those still teaching offensive sets including: Give & Go, Shooting & Following and Pick & Roll. For the most-part, coaches of today are designing offenses and defenses based on what they are given, recruited or have drafted year-to-year and NOT what they can challenge themselves and their players to produce or develop from an individual or positional aspect.
- Frustration. Repeatedly, coaches are offering incorrect and/or inconsistent information to their players about shooting which is one reason for not teaching the art of shooting during the season. For instance, a belief that a shot is considered a good shot only if it goes in -- regardless of where the shot came from on the floor or the technique used.
- The lack of commitment of coaches to educating today's players. Being able to actually "teach" interested participants how to shoot a basketball accurately and consistently. Being able to effectively teach this material allowing players to make their own educated decisions regarding their shooting technique and success (players become their own Shooting Analyst/Coach) that fosters self-esteem and success.
Why Shot Perfect is needed, NOW!
People today, coaches and fans alike, feel if you can find a great athlete, you've found a great basketball player or shooter. This is not necessarily the case. Most have fallen in love with the superior grace, speed, quickness and jumping ability of today's players. However, this doesn't mean they are the best or most knowledgeable basketball players but rather, they are simply the best athletes.
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, the game and its "team" emphasis has evolved. What once was a group of five knowledgeable and skilled players in the fundamentals, working together as one unit, has evolved into five individuals who may be taller and more talented but less informed. This, again, depending on how you look at it, can sometimes be seen as a sport that has chosen to sacrifice the finer aspects of the game (the ideas of team and fundamentals of: Pick & Roll, Give & Go and Shoot & Follow) for the acrobatics and innate abilities of athletes who are not necessarily basketball players.
The Goal of Shot Perfect
To better educate players who are serious about increasing their shooting intelligence and increase their ability to compete at the next level by learning the most current, up-to-date and effective technique for shooting a basketball. This includes maximum accuracy and consistency from both the free throw line and on the floor. Learning the information that supports this shooting technique and applying this technique will allow individuals to make better, more sound educated decisions regarding their shooting technique and ultimate success that will foster self-esteem.