a youth basketball coaching resource 
Power Basketball, a youth basketball coaching and athletic resource Our Directory Information about Power Basketball Email Power Basketball Index Page
development articles
  Coach's Clinic       Coaching Tips       Fundamentals        Books           Videos         Resources     
development articles

  the Nation's Top 100
  by Dave Telep
  The Top Players from
  Florida's Treasure Coast
  Top 25 Player Rankings
  Florida's Top Players
  Recruiting News
  Story Archives
  Discussion Board
  Recruiting and Coaching
  Basketball Times Online
  The "Real" Voice, monthly
  "Winning Hoops"
  coaching advice
  Basketball Sense
  for Winning Coaches
  "Whatever it takes, baby"
  to be a better player
  Dominion Software, Inc.
  statistical software
  with voice recognition
  a leading fundraising
  company in North America
  Human Kinetics
  information leader in
  physical activity
  National Point Guard Camp
  with Dave DeVenzio
  Practice and Play Smart
  Point Guard College
  with Dena Evans
  "because point guards
  have to think the game"

The Bandit Shooting Arm Machine and Accuracy System
from JumpUSA
John Kim and the team at JumpUSA have provided PowerBasketball with yet another quality product to review in the Bandit Shooting Arm Machine. The picture below gives an image of the look of the product. We have reviewed many of these "strap-on" systems in the past. This one works well.

The Bandit comes along with an instructional VHS video to help demonstrate how to adjust the machine and a workout to get those muscles to memorize just how to shoot. The name is a bit misleading when calling it a "machine". There are no moving parts, no metal, batteries, or assembly. It is made from plastic and has adjustable length, and width, for fitting to a player's arm. It felt a bit clunky when first putting it on. However, most anything will annoy you when you shoot incorrectly and the product is trying to help you shoot correct.

The 15 minute video that accompanies the Bandit is a bit short. But, the basics of shooting are covered. Proper foot position, hand position, and shooting form are discussed. The drills that are shown are basic, yet highly effective. I would recommend a few more repetitions of each drill. They make for a good warmup. My one recommendation is that you should develop a more complex shooting workout. Although, the drills listed will definitely help improve your jumpshot.

The shooting form discussed is sound and does not offer any more than proper mechanics of the shot. The foot positions are good as well as the description of how to use the hands, arms, and legs to develop a solid jumpshot. All good advice.

If you are having a problem with too much arm motion in your shot, the Bandit Shooting Machine is a solid choice. Order one today!

Visit the JumpUSA website for more information or contact them by the information below.

140 South Whisman Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Contact by Email

Voice: 1-800-JUMP-USA (586-7872)
Ordering: 1-800-JUMP-USA (586-7872)

Ordering Information

Our thanks to Human Kinetics for sending us some excellent coaching books. You can't beat the price, less than $20.

Buy it, today!

Excellent video with thoughts and drills on organizing your practices. Learn from one of the greatest coaches of the game, Coach "K".
Click here to order

"My son's high school coach gave him a copy of the book and he read it in two days. Now he is leading the effort to get himself a scholarship. The book is inspiring and effective for high school athletes."
Click here to order

No portions of this site may be reproduced without express written permission.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Click Here!
PowerBasketball   1782 S.E. Jackson St.   Stuart, Florida 34997
Open since October 21, 1998. Copyright, 1998-2003. All rights reserved.

Advertising Opportunities