What Does Beef Mean In Basketball

From Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer
VanDerveer is the 1990 Naismith National Coach of the Year and a ten-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year. She is also one of only nine NCAA Women’s Basketball coaches to win over 900 games, and one of ten NCAA Division I coaches – men’s or women’s – to win 1,000 games.

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, remember the acronym “BEEF” – Balance. Eyes. Elbow. Follow-Through. Date: Apr 5, 2021 Duration: 00:53.

What college did Steve Kerr attend?

After a low level of recruitment, Kerr decided to attend the University of Arizona. He would play college basketball there for five years and would make the Final Four with the Wildcats in 1988. In that season he would shoot an NCAA record 57% from three making him a prospect for the upcoming NBA draft.

Steve Kerr was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round of the 1988 NBA draft. He would later be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then he would be traded to the Orlando Magic and would play crucial minutes on the bench as a three point specialist.

B = Balance

Let’s start with the foundation… a player’s shooting stance.

The BEEF system does not have a rigid blueprint for stance. Instead, it has a set of principles to keep in mind and consistency is probably the most important one.

The feet should be approximately shoulder-width apart.

The feet should also be slightly turned, with the lead foot a little in front.

A right-handed shooter should turn their feet slightly to the left (11 o’clock) while a left-handed shooter should turn their feet slightly to the right (1 o’clock).

The knees should be slightly bent for stability and to generate power.

The BEEF Shooting Method

“BEEF” is an acronym for the four major components of correct shooting.

It stands for Balance, Eyes, Elbow, and Follow-through.

Let’s go over each one to see how they should be taught to players.

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