Bob Fisher embraces the fact that there is more than one way to shoot. Coach Fisher demonstrates and teaches a physics-based methodology which enhances each player’s understanding of the important elements of shooting, while allowing them the freedom to incorporate those elements into THEIR best shot.
He has coached at the youth and high school levels for over 20 years, and is a member of the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA).
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The information I have learned originated from a variety of sources. In my early years, I studied every book and video about basketball shooting that I could. But I never achieved the mastery I was after.
John Fontanella’s ground-breaking book, THE PHYSICS OF BASKETBALL, was a game-changer. It totally altered my thinking. Professor Fontanella applied physics to the flight of the ball and calculated the exact launch angle of the free throw for players of different height. He used science (instead of opinions) to provide the answer. From that point forward, I approached shooting as a problem to be solved.
The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Pub Med, and other scientific journals have published articles which provide valuable insight into the bio-mechanics involved in shooting. Also helpful were basketball experiments conducted by Dr. Joan Vickers of the University of Calgary, Dr. Raoul Oudejans, and R.F. de Oliveira of the Netherlands, North Carolina State University, among others.
I experimented at length with different releases and what I learned provided part of the basis for my DVD, “SECRETS OF SHOOTING” (in 2008).
Dr. Tom Amberry and Ted St. Martin, two of the best all-time free throw shooters, encouraged me to try for a record. In September of 2009, at the age of 52, I started practicing and on January 9, 2010 I broke the Guinness World Record ™ for most free throws in one minute with 50. Within the next two and a half years, I set 13 more Guinness World Records™ in free throw shooting.
Since making the video in 2008, I continued to explore and search for the common denominators which linked the different shooting methods. Experimenting and pushing the boundaries produced creative insights, which led to the physics-based approach that I now teach.
Extra Insight: more physics of shooting from Professor Fontanella.