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JumpUSA.com Tip: Need to learn a short foul shot technique? Try this: Begin by lining up five feet from the basketball goal. Bend your knees a few times, take a deep breath or two. Release your breath and shoot. After you take two shots, rebound the ball and dribble the ball to the other end of the court and back to where you started and shoot again. Practice this drill for five to 10 minutes. This drill will help simulate game conditions when you shoot. Proper Foul Shot Practice You begin by starting at the free throw line. Bend your knees a few times, take a deep breath or two. Release the breath and shoot the shot. Shoot the ball twice at the basket, rebound the ball and sprint down the court to the other free throw line. Shoot the ball while you are tired, before you have a chance to rest and to be comfortable. This will build your endurance, concentration and accuracy. Practice this drill for 10 to 15 minutes.