A basketball shot chart is used to track a team's shooting numbers.
You'll discover where every shot was taken from and whether it was a make or miss.
Knowing this is important for several reasons:
(1) To evaluate your team's shots
Where are most of your shots coming from?
What percentage are you shooting from different areas of the floor?
Knowing this can assist you to make changes in the team's offense and will show you the most important areas to focus on while shooting during practice.
(2) It gives you concrete evidence
At half-time, many coaches will tell their team, "We're shooting too many 3's!"
But how many have the evidence to back it up?
Showing your team a basketball shot chart adds proof to your statements.
"But who's going to fill it out?"
Definitely not the head coach, they're too busy coaching.
If you don't have an assistant who can keep track, ask one of your more basketball-savvy parents if they wouldn't mind helping you out.
It's not difficult... all they need to do is mark where the shot was taken from with an 'O' on a made shot and an 'X' on a missed shot.
8 Downloadable Basketball Shot Charts
I've created 8 slightly different charts and posted them below.
You have several options...
If you choose to keep individual stats as well, I wouldn't recommend sharing them with youth basketball players... stats for players that young only leads to problems.