Three Tips to Improve Your Jump Shot


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Jump Shot

Eric Baumbach of Willowbrook, Illinois, is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in accountancy and finance from the University of Illinois. Also an athlete, Eric Baumbach of Willowbrook has worked as a lifeguard at Five Seasons Sports Club in Burr Ridge and is a former high school basketball player.

Improving your basketball shot is one way to guarantee you more play time. Here are a few tips to improve your shot:

1) Practice fast. Practicing at top speed is a great way to challenge yourself and better your chances of landing a shot off the dribble or off the pass. Once you are good at a shooting drill, try to do it faster without losing form.

2) Integrate footwork in your routine. Poor footwork is the main reason for off-target shots. When practicing, align your feet to give yourself a firm stance to generate the power needed for a winning jump.

3) Work on lowering your center of gravity. A low center of gravity is essential for quicker shots with more control. Squats, lunges, and dead lifts are exercises that lower your center of gravity.


National Society of Collegiate Scholars Offers Scholarcon in Orlando

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National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Eric Baumbach of Willowbrook, Illinois was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2015. The society is an interdisciplinary organization for first and second year college students. Eric Baumbach achieved this honor based on his grade point average and class standing at the University of Illinois.

Every year, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars hosts Scholarcon, a three-day conference for college students that aims to help students define and develop their career path. The 2016 conference will take place June 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.

Scholarcon features over 45 career focused break-out sessions covering topics including resume writing, interview skills, and the basics of networking. A career fair is an integral part of the conference. Here, students can meet potential employers and begin their job search. Industry-specific panels on topics such as technology and higher education will also be offered.

Several notable speakers from a wide range of professions will be featured at the conference. Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg will speak, as well as anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez; another highlighted speaker will be teen scientist and cancer researcher Jack Andraka.