I don’t mean that in a hippy dippy sort of way, either. So you just go ahead and pack up your crystals and pick up what I’m throwing down, okay?
There are a lot of factors that play into why people miss a shot on goal. For one thing, you’re on a bike, and it’s just unnatural to not be looking at where you’re going. Furthermore, you’re likely getting pressure from players on the other team.
Plus you’re hitting a ball with a little piece of plastic on the end of a pole.
Plus you look goofy as hell.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t take some steps to help yourself do a little better than what you would if you just swung willy nilly at the goal. Here’s my quick tip to you: imagine where the goal is.
When you’re charging up court or trying to navigate around another player, you don’t always have the time to look up at the goal. What I try to do is look up when the pressure is off and then keep that mental image in my head as I move around. Basically, I imagine a tiny goal in front of my bike. When I pop a shot off, I’m aiming for that imaginary goal–not for the goal that is down court.
(You can reference the worst rendering of what I’m talking about to the left. I am so ashamed of whatever that thing is).
Does it always work? No, not always–but since I started doing that I get much, much closer than what I did when I tried looking up constantly or just took a guess.