Tom grew up in Minnesota playing many sports and has been involved in athletics all his life. He became a high school basketball star and is considered one the best shooters ever to come out of that state. In 1957 he led Minneapolis Roosevelt to its second straight Minnesota State High School Championship and was named All State and a scholastic All American. He set a free throw record in the State Tournament championship game (19 of 20 in one game) that still stands 50 years later (tied in 2005). He attended Stanford University on a basketball scholarship.
Nineteen years ago, at the age of 50, he re-discovered what he had learned as a teenager that made him such a great pure shooter simple and powerful stuff anyone can learn. Since those discoveries, Tom has researched shooting and perfected his coaching of the skill. In early 1997 he produced his first video on shooting called Swish -- A Guide to Great Basketball Shooting. In Dec. of 2005 he produced a sequel video, his two-hour masterpiece called Swish 2 -- Learning and Coaching the Swish Method. These videos are getting raves and complimentary testimony from more and more players and coaches around the world.
A COACH FOR ALL LEVELS
Tom's has worked with all levels, from grade school and middle school to high school and college levels, as well as with NBA and WNBA players. Tom has found that everyone needs the same basic instruction. And, what he teaches is not new. It's how the greatest shooters have always shot.
HIS METHODS REVEAL THE SECRETS OF GREAT SHOOTING!
Tom's Swish Method reveals how to learn and coach great shooting. Though fundamentals are important and are addressed, the emphasis is on the Flight of the Ball, how to put the ball into the basket over and over and over! Great shooters shots are always around the rim. They rarely have a bad day. Tom's method shows how to achieve that kind of control with an effortless, high arching and repeatable shot motion. This is the answer to todays need in the game of basketball for a method that really works and doesn't take thousands of hours to learn.
THE FOCUS FOR BIZYMOMS
His articles for Bizymoms will focus on the self image and self esteem aspects of sports and how, if a child can learn to shoot, she or he will think differently of oneself and will gain more respect from teammates, peers and coaches. The game will become more fun. Sports can offer life-changing experiences, and mastering a coveted skill like shooting a basketball can have wonderful, long-term implications.
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