For the last ten years, coach Santoro has been improving the shooting form for players of all ages. Under the guidance of renowned shooting instructor Dave Hopla (Former NBA coach with the Washington Wizards, New York Knicks, and Toronto Raptors), Coach Santoro has become one of the finest shooting instructors in the area. He continues to work with Coach Hopla to improve his own teaching techniques and has worked with hundreds of athletes in the northeast helping them to improve their shooting. Now, with the aid of two shooting machines called the “Gun” and NOAH, coach Santoro is offering a variety learning opportunities that will improve your shot.
Shooting Gallery – The Shooting Gallery located at the Poughkeepsie Day School Gymnasium offers a variety of options for basketball players to improve their shooting form and consistency. Learn the correct shooting form, footwork and more, or just come in and get a great shooters workout. With the aid of two shooting machines called the “Gun,” the Shooting Gallery can meet your individual and team needs. See session options below.
About the “Gun” – The “Gun” is the best basketball shooting machine to date for dramatically improving a players shot. This basketball shooting machine acts as an automatic rebounder, instantly rebounding a made or missed shot and giving a direct return pass for another shot. The Gun has a timing device so you can determine the distance and the speed of your return passes, thus creating situations where players can develop their shooting skills off the move and with game like intensity. The Gun can fire up to 1800 shots per hour and has a computerized scoreboard that counts and displays makes, total shots and shooting percentage.
Not only can the Gun be used in the off season and before or after practice, it can even be used during practice with up to 12 players getting an intense workout in a short time. The collection net can be adjusted from 11 feet to 14 feet to force shooters to shoot with the right amount of arch depending on where they are shooting from.
Individual and Small Group Instruction – Work with Coach Santoro to improve your shooting. Coach Santoro will video your shot and provide a complete analysis of your shooting technique. He will then provide you with a step by step approach on modifying your shooting form and work with you personally to help you develop into the best shooter you can be. Sessions are flexible and priced on a weekly sliding scale to encourage shooters to shoot correctly and shoot often. He will work with an individual athlete or with a small group of up to four athletes.
Open Shooting – Limited to 12 athletes per session – 2 Guns used. Coach Santoro will set up the Guns, instruct the athletes on how to use it, set up and manage various shooting drills using the Gun and other available baskets. This environment provides shooters with a workout under game speed conditions. It does not include personal shooting instruction. Fee is $10 per athlete. There is no fee for Open Shooting for any athlete that is enrolled in Personal Shooting or Personal Instruction on the same day (if space is available).
Up to 12 athletes per session –
Team Shooting – 2 Guns used – Bring your team for a workout focused on shooting. With the aid of the teams coaching staff, coach Santoro will set up the Gun, instruct the athletes and team coaches on how to use it, set up and manage various shooting drills using the Gun and all available baskets. This environment provides for a total team shooting workout and can be tailored to meet the needs of each team. Two pricing options are available.
1 team with up to 12 players
1 team with up to 12 players AT YOUR GYM
Personal Shooting – Exclusive use of the gun. Coach Santoro will set up the machine, instruct the athlete how to use it, and supervise the session. It does not include shooting instruction. Personal Shooting can be for individual or small groups (up to 4 in a group). Price is dependent upon number in group.