This free throw visualisation program was developed by MSAC referee Fatemeh Fazel who is doing post-graduate studies in Psychology. As part of her course work, she has been testing a basketball imagery training exercise with a number of MUBC players.
The exercise involves listening to an audio recording and visualising yourself in a basketball game, shooting free throws.
After having participated in the program personally, I can suggest that this made a significant improvement in my confidence and accuracy shooting free throws for my Tuesday night and Sunday night basketball teams. I'd definitely recommend the program for anyone willing to commit a few hours to it over the course of three weeks.
Here are the links to the scripts:
1. Instructions (2 minutes, 2mb)
2. Week one program (5 minutes, 4.7mb)
3. Week two program (7 minutes, 6.5mb)
4. Week three program (8 minutes, 7.9mb)
* right-click and 'Save as' to download
Enjoy! If you have any feedback on the program, feel free to add a facebook comment to this page.