How To Improve Free Throw Accuracy

How To Improve Free Throw Accuracy

REMEDY for distance inaccuracy – long/short

1. Simplify the shot by shortening the stroke. Start the ball above the head instead of out in front of the


2. Make 10 in a row with eyes open and THEN, make at least 7 of 10 with eyes shut. Eyes
shut creates great confidence.

3. Simulate game conditions: attempt only two shots – reset – attempt another two shots, etc.


REMEDY for left/right inaccuracy 


2. Place a narrow band of white tape between the two joints of the two shooting fingers.  This makes it easier to see them after you shoot.  Freeze the follow-through and check your two shooting fingers. Make sure they end in a vertical plane – not angling in or out.