Every athlete knows that doing the same thing over and over and over helps them improve. Great basketball shooters are made with dedication, hard work, practice, and consistency. Nothing can be better than that, right?
Practice just got harder
I’ve discovered a product called Perfect Jumper that takes practice to a whole new level for basketball players.
Perfect Jumper is a series of heavy-duty, high impact rubber basketball training aids that fit easily onto the basketball rim, with no tools needed for installation. Each one of the four Perfect Jumper components teaches a different set of shooting skills to a basketball player.
For improving shooting fundamentals, there are two perimeters that reduce the size of the basket from 18 ” to 15″ and 14″. The free-throw perimeter teaches the correct trajectory and arc. And the baseline bomber perimeter improves jump-shot accuracy from the 3-point line.
Endorsed by Coach Bob Knight, and players Carmelo Anthony and Steve Nash, the Perfect Jumper helps you focus on the touch, feel and release of the shot. Once you develop the visualization and muscle memory, you will become a better shooter.
How does it work?
The Perfect Jumper decreases the diameter of the basket, which makes it more difficult to get the ball into the bucket. This forces the shooter to develop an arc that goes over the front of the rim.
According to Coach Knight, “Most shots that are missed from any given angle are missed by hitting the front rim. To make the shot the basketball has got to get over the front rim and it isn’t just the decrease in diameter that’s important, it’s the increase in the arc of the shot that the Perfect Jumper brings about, and it brings it about in a way that no other devise has ever been able to do in the history of basketball.”
And there’s more
The Perfect Jumper website offers free online video lessons, and assembly and installation videos. It also provides a video explaining the DNA of a basketball shot. When we help young athletes understand the why and how of what they do, it often helps things to click in their mind, which then helps it to click in their performance.
If you’re looking for another way to help your young basketball player to improve his or her shooting skills, the Perfect Jumper just may be the perfect next step to challenge them.
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Yes, this is a paid review. But I stand by my promise to only review products that I think will help sports parents and their children have a better experience in youth sports.
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