"THE SHOOTING COACH". .
. PERFECTING YOUR SHOT!
/ Q & A
is "The Shooting Coach?"
does it do?
does it work?
do you use it?
does it cost?
do I order?
will I receive my order?
do I check on my UPS delivery status?
is your return policy?
is the Fundamentals Basketball Academy?
the Fundamentals Basketball Academy offer any other
or services online that might interest me?
do I get to "The Shooting Coach" online users guide and developmental drills
need some assistance getting started?
have started, now how do I elevate my shooting training?
I schedule a "Shooting Coach" camp for my area?
is required to schedule a "Shooting Coach" camp for my area?
What is "The
"The Shooting Coach" is a basketball shooting
training aid with a patented shooting method designed to help players accelerate
their shooting potential. ["The Shooting Coach" was invented and
developed by Troy Sowders (Owner and Head Basketball Instructor of the
Fundamentals Basketball Academy in Evansville, Indiana).]
What does it
"The Shooting Coach" is designed to teach and
train players how to develop the proper fundamental elements of release
and rotation when shooting a basketball.
How does it work?
When a player shoots "The Shooting Coach" they
receive immediate feedback from the basketball as to what kind of release
and rotation they had on that particular shot and what effect it had on
the basketball. That feedback proves to be valuable as that player
strives to develop the proper shooters release and rotation. A regulation
basketball that is brown or orange in color will not provide a shooter
with the information needed to make the necessary adjustments to develop
a shooters touch on the basketball. When "The Shooting Coach" is
shot and feedback from the ball is obtained the player can make the necessary
adjustments to his/her hand position, release, and/or follow-through to
achieve the correct release and rotation on the basketball. Once
a player achieves a consistent release and rotation on a basketball and
repeats this method for a period of time his/her shot will form a new habit.
These corrections lead to better fundamental shooting form which in turn
leads to better shooting thus resulting in the desired result of more
How do you use
A shooter uses "The Shooting Coach" from the free
throw line to develop the fundamental elements of a proper shot.
The primary fundamentals elements
that are developed by "The Shooting Coach" are release,
rotation, and the measurement of rotation in a set arc pattern.
The ball provides each shooter with the proper
hand placement (i.e., pads and finger tips
only on the ball, shooting hand index finger and middle finger split the
valve stem in a "V" pattern, the off-hand fingers point to the ceiling,
and the off-hand and shooting hand thumbs form a "T" pattern) needed
to execute a proper shot. Additionally, "The Shooting Coach" has
marks that provide the shooter with release
and rotation feedback information relevant to that particular shot.
With that information in hand the shooter can make the fundamental adjustments
necessary to develop the proper release and rotation with every release
of the basketball that is shot.
"The Shooting Coach" has a vertical
line centered down the middle of the ball.
This line is comprised of two elements:
VERTICAL LINE: The white vertical
line will help the shooter determine and develop the release element of
their shot. With a correct shooting release the WHITE VERTICAL LINE
will remain VERTICAL. Players who use off hand, off thumb, or turn
their shooting hand will immediately see the basketball release pattern
change (i.e., vertical line will wobble or ball will rotate sideways).
This change will not result in the desired release of a VERTICAL
LINE as the ball rotates to the basket.
AND YELLOW ROTATION RECTANGLES: The
center vertical line is also comprised of yellow
and red rectangular segments. These
segments help players determine the proper
rotation on a basketball when shot.
If a player has proper rotation on
a basketball the yellow and red rectangular
segments will blend and turn orange indicating
to the shooter proper rotation on the basketball. Players who do
not get enough rotation on the basketball will cause a knuckle ball effect
shooter will not see colors blend to orange and will still see distinct
yellow and red rectangular segments).
The last defining element of the "Shooting
Coach" is the white, pink, yellow, and orange
quad panel segments. These panels allow
a player to measure how many times the ball
rotates in a set arc pattern. All players
set their hands in the proper hand position setting on the white segment
known as the starting position. When the shooter shoots "The Shooting
Coach" from the free throw line the ball rotates on its way to the basket.
A good shooter typical gets two (the ball rotates twice with TSC going
into the basket on the second rotation with the white quad panel facing
the shooter) to two and a quarter (the ball rotates two and quarter
times with TSC going into the basket on the quarter rotation with the pink
quad panel facing the shooter) rotations on the basketball when the
player shoots from the free throw line.
[DATA OBTAINED FROM TESTING: On
average a good shooter will cause the ball to rotate one quarter turn about
every two feet.]
Shooters will work on developing their shot
(release, rotation, and arc) from the free throw line. This set position
eliminates all other shooting variables (i.e., body movement, dribbling,
etc...) and allows the shooter to focus on developing strong release and
rotation shooting skills. "The Shooting Coach" will help all players,
young and old, develop stronger shooting fundamentals on their way to becoming
true pure shooters. Once a player develops sound shooting fundamentals
using "The Shooting Coach" from the free throw line they can then begin
to utilize the online developmental drills page to advance their shooting
NOTE: We recommend that all players, once
they have placed their hands in the correct hand position spots focus on
the target while they shoot "The Shooting Coach." This eliminates
following the ball with your eyes when you shoot and allows you to stay
focused on the target. To accomplish this have a parent, coach, or
friend watch your shot from behind and the side and give you the feedback
information. We highly recommend the use of video tape when using
"The Shooting Coach." Video tape (i.e., tape from the half court
line and the side line) will allow you to watch for yourself what kind
of release and rotation your shot has so you can identify and correct your
current shot on your way to forming a better one.
What does it
"The Shooting Coach" cost $34.95 plus $13 shipping
and handling. Your order includes "The Shooting Coach" (Men's or
Women's/Youth, Right or Left Handed Version), online video access (DVD's
may purchase separately), an online Court Side Users guide, and an online
Developmental Drills page. Additional versions of "The Shooting Coach"
may also be purchased from this site. Version pricing will vary.
Please reference the
page for pricing and shipping and handling
Additional discounts are available for coaches,
large piece orders, and college or professional camps.
For details please call (812) 962-3478.
How do I order?
You have several ordering options. You can
order with a credit card or check via this web site at "ORDER
TSC." All online credit card and check orders are processed by
PAYPAL. PAYPAL has a safe and convenient method of ordering online.
Additionally, you may call and order directly from our office staff at
(812) 962-3478. You may also contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When will I receive
All orders ship UPS Ground. You should
receive your order in within 7 to 10 business days.
How do I check
on my UPS delivery status?
Once shipped you will be provided, via e-mail,
with a UPS tracking number for your shipment. To determine your shipping
status go to the
HOME PAGE and enter your tracking number. Your shipping and delivery
status will be displayed on the screen.
is your refund policy?
30 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
Our goal is your total satisfaction!
If you are not satisfied, neither are we.
If for any reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply
return it in its original condition
within 30 days of the day of purchase, and we we'll refund the purchase
price of your order, minus shipping and handling cost, within 5 to 10 business
days of your return. It's that simple. Just pay to ship your
order back to the Fundamentals Basketball Academy, along with your receipt
and all original packaging for exchange or refund.
Due to certain legal and health restrictions,
books, videos, CDs, and DVDs are exempt from this policy.
What is the
Fundamentals Basketball Academy?
is a year-round basketball academy designed to help individuals develop
and progress in the game of basketball. The Fundamentals
Basketball Academy offers various
to suit the needs of individuals with different basketball backgrounds
and skill levels. Instructing and developing any individual's basic
fundamental basketball skills or taking a player's skill level up a notch,
are only a few of the things the Fundamentals
Basketball Academy has to offer.
With a variety of programs available, an individual can develop and progress,
and move on to a class or program that will suit his or her needs best.
Academy is determined to help any
individual, of any age and skill level, progress and develop in the game
of basketball. Our motto is: "TURNING WEAKNESSES INTO STRENGTHS AND
STRENGTHS INTO WEAPONS!" For more information on all our academy
programs and services go to www.fundamentalsbasketball.com
Does the Fundamentals
Basketball Academy offer any other
products or services online
that might interest me?
We are so glad that you asked. Listed
below are some other programs, services, and products offered by our company:
Take your basketball game to the next level
by utilizing the Fundamentals Basketball Academy “Game Elevation” Basketball
Individual and/or Partner Training Workout Series. The “Game Elevation”
Basketball Volume One Training Series includes six separate training books
covering eleven individual basketball skill topics, 175 individual drills,
and 630 drill variations for a total of 805 individual drills. With
anyone of the “Game Elevation” training books from this series in the hand
of a player, the player is sure to design, develop, and implement an individual
training workout that will help him/her “turn their weaknesses into strengths
and their strengths into weapons!”
VIDEO SHOT ANALYSIS
(Video tape analysis, breakdown, and recommended
adjustments on your current shooting ability)
OMEGA FAITH GEAR
(Christian Faith Apparel)
(Sports Apparel, Shoes, Basketball Training
IN CHRIST'S KINGDOM
(Ministry to kids Age 3 to 6th Grade)
FOR THE NATIONS
(Basketball Ministry to the Nations)
How do I access
"The Shooting Coach" online video, online users guide and online developmental
The web address for the online video, online user
guide and online developmental drills page should be in your packet of
information you received with "The Shooting Coach" when you ordered.
If you have lost the web address you can access those pages by clicking
the desired link below:
COURT SIDE GUIDE
I need assistance
in getting started with using my "Shooting Coach!"
If you have purchased "The Shooting Coach" and
watched the video and are still in need a little more assistance feel free
to contact us at
we will be more than happy to help you get started on the road to developing
a better shooters touch.
I have started,
now how do I elevate my shooting training?
If you have been using "The Shooting Coach" and
are ready to take your shooting training to the next level then you should
go to the online developmental drills page for more resources on drills
and tips geared toward elevating your shooting using "The Shooting Coach."
The web address for the online developmental drills page should be in your
packet of information you received with "The Shooting Coach" when you ordered.
If you have lost the web address you can get there by clicking:
I schedule a "Shooting Coach" camp for my area?
Yes. Contact Troy Sowders at email@example.com
or call (812) 962-3478 for details on how to schedule a Fundamentals Basketball
Academy "Shooting Coach" camp in your area.
is required to schedule a "Shooting Coach" camp for my area?
If you are interested in having the Fundamentals
Basketball Academy come to your home town to conduct a "Shooting Coach"
shooting camp you must contact one our basketball staff members by calling
(812) 962-3478. Our dedicated and helpful staff will supply you with
the detailed information needed to set up a "Shooting Coach" shooting camp
in your area. All camp participants that do not own "The Shooting
Coach" will receive a "Shooting Coach" basketball along with their camp
fee registration. Current owners of "The Shooting Coach" will receive
discounted camp pricing (Current owners of "The Shooting Coach" must bring
their own ball to camp daily to receive discounted pricing). The
host party must guarantee a certain number of participants for each camp
(required numbers will be supplied by the FBA staff member upon inquiry).
The numbers required are based on the number of camp days requested.
For more information contact FBA at (812) 962-3478.
For all other questions and comments please
e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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