One-Two Step into the Jump Shot
To get into the proper shooting position footwork is vital. There are different ways to get yourself into perfect shooting form, but it must be done quickly and foot position has to be perfect. This video demonstrates the one-two step into the jump shot that all basketball shooters must do without ever thinking about it.
Setting Up the Jump Shot with the One-Two Step
The one-two step is the basic footwork you need when you’re running toward the ball off a screen or stepping into a shot in transition. This is footwork that every shooter needs to perfect, and it has numerous uses. The basic principles are you always want to step with the foot that is closest to the basket. For example if I was running from the right wing towards the middle my right foot would be the closest to the basket.
As I show in the above video, take one step with the right first then followed by the left. Next I square my shoulders to the basket and shoot. If I were coming from the other side things would just be the complete opposite. First I would step with my left followed by my right, square my shoulders and shoot. It’s very important practice going both ways so you don’t have any weakness in being able to get your shot off. When opponents know you can go only one way or the other they will force you to go to your weakest side in games, and all good teams quickly know how to exploit your weaknesses.
Not only do you want to practice coming from either direction, but you also want to work coming from different angles rather than straight on from the wing. You just never know in game situations where your shots are going to come from, but you always want to be completely confident in your footwork so you never even have to think about it.