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Episode 203: Brandon Payne, Teaching Shooting and Lessons from Working with Steph Curry
Episode 20315th February 2022 • The Basketball Podcast • Chris Oliver
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Guest: Brandon Payne, NBA Player Development Coach  


NBA player development coach Brandon Payne join the Basketball Podcast to share insights on teaching shooting and lessons from working with Steph Curry.


Brandon Payne is the founder of Accelerate Basketball and Accelerate Basketball Online, an unprecedented resource that allows aspiring basketball athletes all over the world to train like 3x NBA champion and 2x MVP, Stephen Curry. Payne began crafting his 10-point basketball player development philosophy while coaching at Wingate University.


Payne has trained over 100 NBA, WNBA, and foreign professional athletes all over the world to be better and faster. The most notable of the athletes is the three-time NBA champion and two-time MVP Steph Curry. Since 2011, he has worked diligently as Curry’s professional skills trainer and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today,, Bleacher Report, NBA TV, and many other media outlets.


Payne uses innovative coaching techniques to accelerate the player’s game and he believes in combining mind, body, and basketball skills to develop his players. He started using innovative techniques to position athletes to get better, faster. In 2009, he launched Accelerate Basketball. Since its conception, Payne has worked with his staff to develop youth basketball training programs throughout the Carolinas and opened his facility to groups of athletes from all over the world.



1:00 - Caddy

3:00 - Not Giving Repetition

5:00 - Interval Individualization

7:00 - Important Cues

9:00 - Push The Ground Harder

14:00 - Shooting in the Gym

18:00 - Breathing in Shooting

23:00 - Coming Off Screens

25:00 - Preparation For Shooters

27:00 - Shooting Off The Dribble Footwork

32:00 - Ball Pickup

34:00 - Overload

37:00 - Retrieval Practice to Permanent

40:00 - Catch and Shoot

44:00 - Reduction in Success

47:00 - Landing

52:00 - Dell and Steph Curry

54:00 - Workload Management

57:00 - Coaching a Star Player

59:00 - Conclusion


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