Basketball Jump Shot Analysis with Vidalyze

Grade Level: Year 9 (Can be modified as you need)

Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to use Vidalyze to record, analyze, and improve their basketball jump shot technique.

Materials Needed:

  1. Basketball court or designated area with a basketball hoop
  2. Basketballs
  3. Smartphone or tablet for recording. Laptop or Chromebook with the Vidalyze web app open and logged in.
  4. Tripod or a stable surface to place the recording device (optional)

Duration: 60 minutes

Lesson Outline:

  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
    • Explain the purpose of the lesson and how Vidalyze can be used to analyze and improve the technique of a basketball jump shot.
    • Introduce the in-app drawing and angle tools that will be used in the analysis.
  2. Warm-up (5 minutes)
    • Have students perform a quick warm-up, including dynamic stretches and light jogging to prepare their bodies for physical activity.
  3. Demonstration and Explanation of a Proper Jump Shot (10 minutes)
    • Demonstrate a proper basketball jump shot, explaining each component of the technique (stance, foot placement, grip, shooting motion, and follow-through).
    • Emphasize the importance of balance, coordination, and consistency.
  4. Recording the Jump Shots (15 minutes)
    • Divide students into pairs or small groups.
    • Instruct each student to record their partner(s) performing multiple jump shots from various distances and angles, ensuring the whole body and hoop are visible in the frame.
    • Students should take turns recording and performing the jump shots.
  5. Uploading and Analyzing Jump Shots with Vidalyze (20 minutes)
    • Have students upload their recorded jump shots to their Vidalyze accounts.
    • Using the in-app drawing and angle tools, guide students through the process of analyzing their jump shots, focusing on: a. Foot placement and balance b. Shooting arm angle and elbow position c. Wrist and hand position during release d. Follow-through and body alignment
  6. Peer Review and Feedback (5 minutes)
    • Students should share their analysis with their partner(s) and provide constructive feedback on how to improve their jump shot technique.
  7. Conclusion (5 minutes)
    • Recap the importance of using video analysis to improve sports performance.
    • Encourage students to continue practicing their jump shots and using the Vidalyze app to monitor their progress.
    • Assign homework: Students should practice their jump shots at home and record their progress using the Vidalyze app. They should submit a short reflection on their improvements and areas that still need work.

Basketball Jump Shot Self-Assessment Rubric

Student Name: __________________________ Date: _________________________

Instructions: After analyzing your jump shot performance using the Vidalyze app, use this rubric to self-assess your technique. Rate each component on a scale of 1 (needs improvement) to 5 (excellent).

  1. Stance and Foot Placement[ ] 1 – Unbalanced stance, feet not shoulder-width apart, inconsistent foot placement [ ] 2 – Slightly unbalanced stance, feet close to shoulder-width apart, occasional inconsistency in foot placement [ ] 3 – Balanced stance, feet shoulder-width apart, mostly consistent foot placement [ ] 4 – Very balanced stance, feet shoulder-width apart, consistent foot placement [ ] 5 – Excellent balance, feet shoulder-width apart, perfect foot placement
  2. Shooting Arm Angle and Elbow Position[ ] 1 – Shooting arm angle too low or too high, elbow flares out or is tucked in too much [ ] 2 – Shooting arm angle occasionally too low or too high, elbow position slightly off [ ] 3 – Shooting arm angle close to 90 degrees, elbow position mostly correct [ ] 4 – Shooting arm angle at 90 degrees, elbow position consistently correct [ ] 5 – Perfect shooting arm angle and elbow position, demonstrating optimal technique
  3. Wrist and Hand Position during Release[ ] 1 – Incorrect hand position on the ball, wrist not properly flexed during release [ ] 2 – Occasional incorrect hand position, inconsistent wrist flexion during release [ ] 3 – Mostly correct hand position, consistent wrist flexion during release [ ] 4 – Correct hand position on the ball, proper wrist flexion during release [ ] 5 – Excellent hand position and wrist flexion, demonstrating optimal technique
  4. Follow-through and Body Alignment[ ] 1 – No follow-through, body not aligned towards the hoop, inconsistent movement [ ] 2 – Limited follow-through, body occasionally aligned towards the hoop, inconsistent movement [ ] 3 – Adequate follow-through, body mostly aligned towards the hoop, mostly consistent movement [ ] 4 – Good follow-through, body aligned towards the hoop, consistent movement [ ] 5 – Excellent follow-through, perfect body alignment, smooth and consistent movement
  5. Overall Jump Shot Technique[ ] 1 – Needs significant improvement, multiple components of the technique are incorrect [ ] 2 – Some improvement needed, several components of the technique require adjustments [ ] 3 – Average technique, minor adjustments needed in some components [ ] 4 – Good technique, very few adjustments needed [ ] 5 – Excellent technique, demonstrating a high level of skill in the jump shot

Reflection: Write a brief reflection on your jump shot technique, focusing on your strengths and areas for improvement. Consider the feedback you received from your peers and the areas in which you scored lower on the rubric. What specific steps will you take to improve your jump shot?