The Secrets To Steph Curry's Shooting Mechanics

  • Published: 17 October 2016
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  • Henry Zhang
    Henry Zhang  4 days back

    fast and strong release on his right hand.

    • mash mashes mashed
      mash mashes mashed  5 days back

      Its beacause he is black

      • Jeffery Jeffery
        Jeffery Jeffery  5 days back


        You're missing that his shooting arm, is forming and in the arc, that carries the ball, in alignment to the basket. You merely shoot, like its in an imaginery tube...pushing the ball up thru this tube. So that you don't really have to look at the basket.

        In match the backspin on the ball, with the forward motion of the ball. So it's a softshot! That even if hour short or long....its soft, and merely lays on the rim!

        Aka...Jerry West...tjat everything is in alignment, and packaged to move thru this imaginary tube!!

        That after its released...then you can look up as its in flight. To know it's in its perfect [email protected]

        • Patricia James
          Patricia James  5 days back

          This video helped me with my shot when I went in my backyard I shot 19 in a row

          • Endless23 23Endless
            Endless23 23Endless  6 days back

            No secrets, just form, timing and angle..

            • Predator 2280
              Predator 2280  6 days back

              Follow up through, thats the secret, Also high arc!

              • dragon crew gaming
                dragon crew gaming  1 weeks back

                U also gotta be kida strong to be able to throw the ball from deep

                • Predator 2280
                  Predator 2280  6 days back

                  dragon crew gaming Really strong, he does not jump that much at all unless hes behind the line a few feet.

              • Clasheur à 3
                Clasheur à 3  1 weeks back

                After watch this vidéo i made 15 switches but i Work hard

                • ScRaPz_246
                  ScRaPz_246  2 weeks back

                  the only way you can shoot like a player is to train like the player. I dont mean the way the player shoots because not everybody is comfortable with it but how he trains/ practices.

                  • MARVEL1117 _KIM
                    MARVEL1117 _KIM  2 weeks back

                    what's the theme song of this video?

                    • Onyiyechi Nwadiaro
                      Onyiyechi Nwadiaro  2 weeks back

                      This made me tired🙃😂

                      • Ayaonic
                        Ayaonic  4 weeks back

                        BUT WHERE ON THE RIM DOES HE AIM TO?!!

                        • Justin
                          Justin  4 weeks back

                          Steph said he aims at those sort of nails inside of the rim

                      • Choonghan Kok
                        Choonghan Kok  4 weeks back

                        The more I look at it the more I learnt, been looking at it for like a year, the motion he jumps ( knees goes in front, back is straight, his body is only slightly tilted while he catches the ball, but the started turning as he pull up, cuz the ball will goes to his right eye a bit and this is to maintain the straight line

                        • thewaronPR
                          thewaronPR  4 weeks back

                          Just because he's a phenomenal shooter, it doesn't mean every element of his shot is contributing to his success. The visual tracking of the ball on the release, for example, might be taking away some efficiency. You can't tell unless he does something else--like the more prevalent locking on the basket, so the ball disappears from view at the apex, and only returns to the eyeline as it approaches the rim--thousands of times, and compare the two options.

                          Anecdotally, the keeping the eyes locked on the target throughout the shot has always been a basic element I go back to when my shot is errant, and asking other players what they're looking at, then suggesting they practice fixing eyes on the target throughout, has almost invariably brought immediate improvements in accuracy.

                          And while he's so well known it perhaps goes without saying, let's repeat: Steph Curry's natural talents include otherworldly hand-eye coordination. He's put in a great deal of work, to be sure, but something as small as that head tilt on the release may or may not ruin the shot of a lesser talent. We don't know, because we need huge, controlled samples of different approaches. We can, however, marvel at what he's doing, and note that some of it may not be for a player without the outlandish gifts.

                          Thanks for the video.

                          • Damian & Daquana DDS GANG

                            I follow the ball with my eyes because depending on where I'm shooting, I know if it's good or not just by the way the ball is aligned to the rim and how high the balls trajectory is. After shooting thousands of times a day. And seeing the ball hitting that exact same rotation speed and trajectory. U just know if that's shit either falling or not while it's still in the air. That's why he celebrates before it goes in on the regular. Cuase he knows exactly how it looks on the situational basis.

                            • Ville G
                              Ville G  1 months back


                              • NBA 2k mobile
                                NBA 2k mobile  1 months back

                                I wonder what his coach does?

                                • TimeStampzR Us
                                  TimeStampzR Us  1 months back

                                  Rhythm, geometry, its alot of math here if i was a math teacher my classes would be epic

                                  • Ricky Reklaw
                                    Ricky Reklaw  1 months back

                                    Lebron joined the chat

                                    • Tao Zhang
                                      Tao Zhang  1 months back

                                      klay is more legit

                                      • HaasFormulaOneFan
                                        HaasFormulaOneFan  1 months back

                                        Steph can't shoot for shit

                                        • Jonathan Porter
                                          Jonathan Porter  1 months back

                                          I think it's simply repetition. Not even form

                                          • Austin Boisse
                                            Austin Boisse  1 months back

                                            6:01 to 6:04 steph stares intently at the camera

                                            • TheGamingTV
                                              TheGamingTV  1 months back

                                              this helped me a little

                                              • Justin Somerville
                                                Justin Somerville  1 months back

                                                This guy is completely wrong

                                                • IssyFishyy
                                                  IssyFishyy  2 months back

                                                  wtf you guys talking about, my technique is to just put your palm on the side of the ball and the other one at the back and then jump while flicking your wrist, that simple ( works everytime too ).

                                                  • Batman superman
                                                    Batman superman  2 months back

                                                    I finish this video I missed 20 shot and 1 baskets

                                                    • Old Thug
                                                      Old Thug  2 months back

                                                      this form echoes shooting since childhood

                                                      • Brandon Skwira
                                                        Brandon Skwira  2 months back

                                                        This is where I'm lost. I shoot upper 20 footers with the ball held out and above my head. I don't bring the ball back into my body. I can literally just push forward and get the ball to the rim with ease. And these NBA athletes are way more fit than I am. I like taking super long shots as you see in this link, but my STRONGEST percentage is the upper 20 foot range.

                                                        • Gonzalo Turpin
                                                          Gonzalo Turpin  2 months back

                                                          He shoots from his right side not saying how lonzo ball shoots

                                                          • Nlumi Lotha
                                                            Nlumi Lotha  2 months back

                                                            it help me

                                                            • pro master pro master
                                                              pro master pro master  2 months back


                                                              • _Fr1eNdLy_ !
                                                                _Fr1eNdLy_ !  2 months back

                                                                Ho else looked at the coments after 69

                                                                • A.I.
                                                                  A.I.  2 months back

                                                                  Body mechanics is NOT Steph shooting secret.
                                                                  The further you are from the ring, the bigger discrepancy. Just like a sniper who uses a measurement gauge within the telescope. 1mm of discrepancy and you will miss the target. So even if you identically have the body mechanics in the right order, exactly as Steph.... it is no benefit if you don't know the "PINPOINT"

                                                                  And finding the pinpoint can not be explained, but can only be experienced by the shooter. Once you find the pinpoint, it is then locking it into muscle memory. In order to find the pinpoint, you need to have a high degree of body awareness; how much strength to give, the angle and arc, speed, body positions, etc... to replicate the same successful shot. The initial phase are the body awareness until success, then repetition to lock in the muscle memory, and then it moves into unconscious automation.

                                                                  And it's what separates "Natural Talent" versus "Nurtured Skill". One person may take 10hrs of practice, while another person takes less practice to learn the skills.

                                                                • Makinde Oluwaseun
                                                                  Makinde Oluwaseun  2 months back

                                                                  Simmons and Lonzo should watch this

                                                                  • Jacob Roytman
                                                                    Jacob Roytman  2 months back

                                                                    Instructions unclear basketball got stuck up ass

                                                                    • Jared Cross
                                                                      Jared Cross  2 months back

                                                                      I went to the court i made 56 baskets

                                                                      • Rhey Jhey
                                                                        Rhey Jhey  2 months back

                                                                        1.7M wannabe shooters..

                                                                      • derozanfan10
                                                                        derozanfan10  2 months back

                                                                        3:11 Look at Bogut lol

                                                                        • roweda escueta
                                                                          roweda escueta  2 months back

                                                                          I shoot like him but....

                                                                          The balls too heavy

                                                                          • Youtube aholic
                                                                            Youtube aholic  2 months back

                                                                            I got it

                                                                            • formeyousee
                                                                              formeyousee  3 months back

                                                                              Curry:after watching this video: "Oh, that's what I be doing?"

                                                                              • Jackie Clark
                                                                                Jackie Clark  3 months back

                                                                                My cuz Ian is in this clip! 😂 I wish he was still on the team

                                                                                • A Day With Ty
                                                                                  A Day With Ty  3 months back

                                                                                  Why he sound like dj vlad

                                                                                  • Alfonso Leal
                                                                                    Alfonso Leal  3 months back

                                                                                    Don’t try to recreate his shot or be just like him just take things he does and put it to what you do remember we have players like these to learn from

                                                                                    • Mark Medlock
                                                                                      Mark Medlock  3 months back

                                                                                      Okay I get it now

                                                                                      • Mark Medlock
                                                                                        Mark Medlock  3 months back

                                                                                        That true 💯💯💯💯

                                                                                        • Brian Walker
                                                                                          Brian Walker  3 months back

                                                                                          Thanks to "I love basketball" I am checking out your channel.