Free throws (and lay-ups) are NOT easy!

One of the more frustrating myths in basketball–especially at the youth level– is that shooting free throws is easy.  The MOST frustrating myth at the youth level is that Lay-Ups are easy. We might be able to argue that free throws and lay-ups are missed so frequently because the players are told that these shots are easy. Two things happen when a player is told that a shot is easy.  1) They won’t practice them as seriously or as regularly as they should.  And why should they?  If something is easy there is no reason to practice it that often … Continue reading Free throws (and lay-ups) are NOT easy!