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Essay title: Speech Outline

Trevor McFedries

Demonstration Outline

Prof. Yos

How to Shoot a Basketball Properly

Introduction

Attention Getter: "I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a Baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her." That timeless phrase coined by Ski-Lo in the early nineties, resonates with so many of us because all of those goals are things that people relate to being successful. And while I can't help you with the first and the last respectively, becoming a "Basket-baller" is quite feasible, with a little hard work.

While the most important parts of being a baller can be debated for years and years. I believe all would agree that you have to be able to put the ball in the hoop. That is why I have spent most of my life learning how to shoot a basketball properly. The process is long and requires using muscles all over your body, but with determination and hard work you will become the best shooter you can be.

I. In order to shoot well you must use all of your lower body.

1. You will want to start off by keeping your feet about shoulder with apart.

2. Place your shooting hands' foot slightly ahead of the other foot.

a. Keeping one foot ahead of the other allows for a better guide for your upper body to follow.

3. Then turn your hips and feet square to the rim or goal.

4. You'll then want to sit back and press your knees forward.

a. Sit back like your sitting in a high stool with a slight bend in the knees so you're comfortable but "strong."

5. Also in order not to get injured you should keep lower back "strong" and abs "tight."

Transition: While most people wouldn't associate good shoulders and elbows with being a good shooter; all of your upper body is required to be an effective scorer.

II. As well as using your lower body, it is also essential to use your upper body in order to maximize the chance to score.

1. Like your feet you want to keep your shoulders square to the rim.

a. This provides a straight line for the ball to travel.

2. Then place the basketball directly above your shooting knee.

3. Have a slight lean over the ball in an "explosion" position.

a. An explosive position is one common in all sports where you are

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