Stephen Curry Shooting Form Training Season 2 Test 7 – Upper Body Sideways Shot Set-Point Adjustment

The Season 2 is a long term for me, because the 2nd season I always need check my set-point of the shooting form carefully, Steph's shoooting form is a little differences for Michael Jordan's shooting form, just because Stephen Curry's shooting form is shooting type.

So many parts of the set-point I should adjust, include elbows position, hand putting position, body lateral range and upward shooting force, etc. All these will be in this season, more than 30 days I played with camera recording, and in the 3 months I trained almost everyday, more than 3 hours per day, really too tired. Because I must finished all daily purposes in 2 hours for camera recording, then the battery would be lost its charge, so I must train hard and quick to complete the daily plan in time.

The Test 7 in this video, my purpose was test the upper body sideways shooting skill, two elbows should in the same height when making the set-point, my head was not face to the basket in this test, right shoulder in a temperate force.

There were many points of the set-point I did not done well, so the next tests I should take more time on free throw line shooting training, and almost all will be start from chest, it will make me easy to check the set-point.


15 years basketball shooting research experience, in clude Michael Jordan hard hand shooting form 5 years, Stephen Curry soft hand shooting form 5 years, Tracy McGrady 2 years, Ray Allen 1 year, Kyrie Irving 1 year, Steve Nash 1 Year.

7 thoughts on “Stephen Curry Shooting Form Training Season 2 Test 7 – Upper Body Sideways Shot Set-Point Adjustment

  1. I truely appreciate your findings in Basketball Shooting.


    If you notice Steph Curry’s Form, as he’s lifting the ball, the shooting hand rotates around in order to get behind the ball. Everytime I try this, my elbow flares out (even when my shooting hand is relaxed). I feel It’s just that my setpoint placement is wrong.
    I’m not quite sure how to keep my elbow in. Can you elaborate more on that in one of your articles?

  2. When you shoot how do you get a set point? When I shoot I just have a smooth motion. When Steph Curry shoots he has a set point by his eyebrow. How can I get a set point and how can I get my elbow vertical with my shoulder? My elbow usually is not level with shoulder.

    1. You should shoot from set point to train this, do not catch the ball from your waist, just catch the ball upon your shoulder, and then improve your set point. You can fix your posture with a mirror, or try to one hand shooting training just like STephen Curry. About this I will create some new posts and videos, hope that can help you.

      1. Also when shooting do I bring the ball back to my head then forward? I’m confused on the motion of set point.

        1. Stephen Curry’s shooting is no-stop shooting form, you catch the ball from your waist and lift to the right side of your head, and then release the ball quickly.

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