THE NBSA ELITE FREE THROW MASTERY
INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

FREE INSTRUCTION FOR 90 DAYS / DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS JULY 1, 2020 (continued)

The steady rhythm you can set while practicing shooting free throws with some basketball return system enhances fundamental improvement and progress. We have found that the "Gun" in a practice facility works the best.

Next, we will teach you the warm-up, which is the most critical part of the practice for being able to acquire perfect fundaments and consistency. The warm-up takes 10 to 20 minutes—the more time devoted to the warm-up, the faster improvement. The warm-up primarily consists of visualization and form shooting close to the basket along the midline.

We have the NBSA warm, up video to view. You will send us another 20 shot, four-view video of your form shooting, so we know you understand the process.

Once we have gotten to this point in your preparation, we are ready to get your base score, your free throw practice percentage. We need to know what your practice percentage is? You will warm up properly,
then shoot four sets of 25 free throws—a total of 100 shots. We can then quickly determine your free throw practice percentage.

Whether your score is 25%, 50%, 70%, or higher, it doesn't matter. Just accept your starting percentage, and we will go from there. Acceptance of the here and now is crucial. We want to remain in the here and now and know who we are at all times.

We will continue to monitor your progress, for the entire 90 days, once a week after your base practice score is established. We will also teach you The Make Every Shot" work out that goes with your free
throw practice to simulate game-time. The Make Every Shot work out is done immediately after the sets of 25 shot repetitions. After that, we can remain in contact through your membership and ranking.

There will be plenty of free-throw qualifiers and competition you will be able to shoot in. You will eventually get ranked in your age division and skill level in both the state and national rankings. Start competing by alternating shots, first to 25 makes wins, with your practice partners. The NBSA uses this alternating shot format, first to 25 alternating shots, in our NBSA championship competitions.

In 90 days, you will be able to coach yourself. 

NBSA ELITE FREE THROW MASTERY INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

Jim Schatz

Jim "Makevery" Schatz
Head Coach

Adam Filippi

Adam Filippi
Author/NBA

James Pauley

James Pauley
NBSA Ranked #1/FT

Ed Palubinskas

Ed Palubinskas
NBSA ranked #2/FT

Ronn Wyckoff

Ronn Wyckoff
NBSA Ranked #6/FT

Bob Owen

Bob Owen
NBSA ranked #5 FT
Team Captain

Al Callejas

Al Callejas
Rank #1/3Pt

Send us your 20 shot, four-view video of your free throw; ritual, style, and form, for analysis.

This Free-Throw Mastery analysis is FREE, and to NBSA members only for the next 90 days. After August 1, 2020, there will be a charge in addition to having to be an NBSA member. Below are the best free throw
masters shooters/teachers in the world. You can pick which one you want to work with privately or select the entire team's analysis, totally up to our students of FT MASTERY.

FREE INSTRUCTION FOR 90 DAYS / DEADLINE FOR SIGN UP IS JULY 1, 2020

After you send us a 20 shot free throw video for analysis and have picked your instructor, you will receive a report and 90 more days of monitoring and instruction. After the review, we will request you first set up your practice schedule. We need to know the days and times. We are teaching free-throw "mastery," and having a set practice schedule and practicing a minimum of five days a week, and sticking to that schedule is a requirement for your highest success. Six or seven days a week is even better.

After you have committed to practice regularly and have it written down, so it's easy to reference, we are ready to begin working together. You will also need a notebook for dairy daily practice records. We will show you how to keep track of your practice. If you can practice with a partner or friend who can rebound, that is even better. (PLACE A CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE INFORMATION ON IT'S OWN PAGE) The steady rhythm you can set while practicing shooting free throws with some basketball return system enhances fundamental improvement and progress. We have found that the "Gun" in a practice facility works the best.

Next, we will teach you the warm-up, which is the most critical part of the practice for being able to acquire perfect fundaments and consistency. The warm-up takes 10 to 20 minutes—the more time devoted to the warm-up, the faster improvement. The warm-up primarily consists of visualization and form shooting close to the basket along the midline.

We have the NBSA warm, up video to view. You will send us another 20 shot, four-view video of your form shooting, so we know you understand the process.

Once we have gotten to this point in your preparation, we are ready to get your base score, your free throw practice percentage. We need to know what your practice percentage is? You will warm up properly,
then shoot four sets of 25 free throws—a total of 100 shots. We can then quickly determine your free throw practice percentage.

Whether your score is 25%, 50%, 70%, or higher, it doesn't matter. Just accept your starting percentage, and we will go from there. Acceptance of the here and now is crucial. We want to remain in the here and now and know who we are at all times.

We will continue to monitor your progress, for the entire 90 days, once a week after your base practice score is established. We will also teach you The Make Every Shot" work out that goes with your free
throw practice to simulate game-time. The Make Every Shot work out is done immediately after the sets of 25 shot repetitions. After that, we can remain in contact through your membership and ranking.

There will be plenty of free-throw qualifiers and competition you will be able to shoot in. You will eventually get ranked in your age division and skill level in both the state and national rankings. Start competing by alternating shots, first to 25 makes wins, with your practice partners. The NBSA uses this alternating shot format, first to 25 alternating shots, in our NBSA championship competitions.

In 90 days, you will be able to coach yourself. 

NBSA ELITE FREE THROW MASTERS PERSONAL PAGES

Jim "Makevery" Schatz

Head Coach

Before becoming a 98% free-throw master, I was a professional athlete,
teacher, coach, author, founder, and a program - tournament director.
I was an accomplished open level tennis player, and at 29, I switched
to racquetball. I played and coached on the RB pro tour. I became a
racquetball pro tour qualifier, eventually being ranked in the top 50
in the early days of racquetball. I founded the Southern California
Racquetball Association. In college, I played six-man volleyball as a
reserve setter on the SMCC team that won the National College
Championship in 1967 (Santa Monica City College).
Click here to view Jim "Makevery" Schatz Page

Adam Filippi

Author/NBA

The Dearborn, Michigan native (2/18/72) grew up living between the US and Italy, and played professionally in the Italian B League. After numerous knee injuries and a playing career that never really took off, at the age of 25, he preferred to start a career in Basketball Operations.
Over the past 23 years his job has taken him all over the world, including Africa, South America, Russia, UAE, Australia, Japan and China. Between scouting the globe and teaching fundamentals on the floor, he lives basketball 365 days a year, keeping abreast of anything and everything happening in the world of hoops.
Click here to view Adam Filippi Page

James Pauley

NBSA Ranked #1/FT

Coach Pauley is a renowned shooting coach and Master Shooter who is currently the world’s top ranked free throw shooter. He is a three time NBSA National Free Throw Champion as well as a three time Huntsman/NBSA Senior Free Throw World Champion. Coach Pauley has made 1000+ free throws in a row eleven times with a personal best 1710!

His shooting accomplishments aren’t limited to free throw shooting. He has also made 100+ three pointers in a row 22 times (19’9” line) with a best of 283! He won the "Coaches Challenge" at the 2013 Final Four which included both free throws and three pointers; he set the World Hot Shot record in 2014; he recorded the only perfect score in the history of the Huntsman World Senior Games making every shot in the Free Throw/3 Point Challenge in 2018.
Click here to view James Pauley Page

Ed Palubinskas

NBSA ranked #2/FT

“The Surgeon General of Free Throw”, Eddie P is universally known as the best active free throw shooter on the planet. Still competing today, Ed is shooting over 99% in competition and exhibitions. He is one of the founders and a Board Member of the NBSA.

Ed has just been hired by Orlando Magic center, Dwight Howard, to be his shooting coach for the 2011-12 season.

Ed has many innovative instructional aides to his credit. He has produced some of the best DVDs on the art of shooting and he’s inventor of the “Smart Ball” – to assist players of all ages to improve shooting skill. See more at http://www.freethrowmaster.net.

Despite his many shooting accomplishments, Eddie P is probably best known for coaching Shaquille O’Neal. While under Ed’s tutledge, Shaq’s free throw success rate went from 33% to 66%, in one season during his Los Angeles Laker tenure. In 2009, after working with Ed in pre-season, the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA set a new team pro free throw shooting percentage of over 85%.
Click here to view Ed Palubinskas Page

Ronn Wyckoff

NBSA ranked #6/FT

Ronn has more than 60 years of experience in basketball as a player,
coach, lecturer, author, courtside commentator, referee, and
international basketball consultant. He has coached from the
playgrounds to four national teams and specializes in coaching both
youth players and youth coaches, which is the specialty of his website
Top-Basketball-Coaching.com. He is an international advocate of youth
sports being for the youth (not the adults).
Click here to view Ronn Wyckoff Page

Bob Owen

NBSA ranked #5 FT, Team Captain

Being from Indiana means Bob just naturally has basketball running through his blood. Bob has won 40 medals (17 gold) in 11 years as a basketball competitor at the Huntsman World Senior Games held annually in St. George, Utah. He will be inducted into the HWSG Hall of Fame on Oct. 5, 2011, just before the start of the games' silver anniversary.
Click here to view Bob Owen Page

Al Callejas

Rank #1/3Pt

While attending the University of Scranton, Al thrilled Royal fans with his perimeter shooting ability. As a sophomore, he led NCAA Division III in 3-point field goal shooting, making a remarkable 54 percent of his attempts. Also, during that season, Al had a rare 190 combined shooting percentage. He shot over 50% from 2 point range, 3 point range, and over 90% from the free throw line. He is still the program’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (225) and finished his career with 1,372 points. Al ended his career as a 90% free throw shooter and passed for 322 assists. He was a three-time All-Freedom Conference selection and a member of the 2000 team that won the Freedom Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Al is a member of the Wall of Fame at the University of Scranton.
Click here to view Al Callejas Page

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