But I did. I still see this mistake made over and over again. You’re only handicapping yourself and your ability to effectively shoot off the break.
Some things I forgot to mention in the video:
- If we’re shooting a short gap initially off the break, we need to consider paint flight time. Also, if we’re slow to bring our gun up to target, it takes an additional 1.5-2 seconds for the ball to travel all the way down the field. When you’re shooting a gap as someone is running through it, it’s too late and those balls will never arrive on time. You have to lead the runner and as soon as you see him approaching the first gap (NOT running through it already), you can switch to the second gap.
- Notice my body position when I demonstrate the wrong version that requires you to twist the gun. My body is not square with my target. When you roll the gun down and don’t rotate it, you allow your body to stay square with the target and completely eliminate any side to side movement with the gun increasing accuracy.