One Hundred Shots — Practice Session # 5
Greetings, Fellow Three-Point Shooters and other Accuracy Practitioners!
About a month ago or even less, I started a series of posts, and at the same time practices...lol, the priorities! I should have said it all in reverse order — practice sessions and posts about them.
It's about shooting from the three points line. At least according to local standards ;) I know it's not the NBA distance or something but it's far enough for a person who has no real games under one's belt and just streetball from one's youth.
This series, though, is about me trying to improve a certain aspect of my game in the light of my new mentality. That of an adult with some more persistence in the achieving of goals, in general.
I have Patience on my side, now. Not eager to try all the amazing stuff at once and not as easily frustrated as decades ago, I got to the habit of spending some weekend time on shooting from that line a hundred times per session and counting my success percentage.
The post that would recap my first four sessions would be This One.
So, in short, I shared my improvement curve. Fully conscious about the fact that 4 times 100 shots is hardly time enough for significant improvement. At least in the beginning, as seen from the results of sessions Two and Three in comparison to Session One.
The four sessions went like this:
25 % accuracy;
24 % accuracy;
21 % accuracy;
27 % accuracy...
I'd say...in the real practice world those lower results were still a step towards the highest result of 27 %,
Yesterday, after a three-weeks pause, I scored 35 out of 100, getting to my 35 % all time high.
Five hundred shots later, I am feeling more confident and better at this, already.
In something that does not matter at all. Except to me. 'Cause I am having fun.
Peace and Action!
Nothing works better than the grind
Unless you're enjoying the grind, though, the returns are pretty small and pretty hard to get. You must want to grind.
Learning to love is the key.
Love and passion is born from hardships.
This is some serious dedication. I doubt I'll be able to go more than 30 shots in a row...
I can't play basketball too (almost never landed a shot throughout all the sports sessions in secondary school) but it's always amusing to see the accuracy go up. It's a different feeling.
Good luck going for that 100%!
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Thanks :) Nobody has 100 % accuracy but then again...in the world of basketball, I am a nobody. so it could work ;)
Well, this sport does require some more strength than what people have in their normal secondary school age. This should be something to work on when you reach your full size. Besides, there's a reason they want giants for professional basketball and people like us who are short of 2 meters get left behind.
I was always super impatient in my youth, too, which is ironic, since I had more time to actually practice patience. All of us did. Then we learn patience, even if we don't like it.