Kids Learn BEEF Principle at JCJC's Shoot the Basketball Clinic - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Kids Learn BEEF Principle at JCJC's Shoot the Basketball Clinic

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At Jay Ladner's first annual shoot the basketball clinic, the JCJC head basketball coach uses a certain kind of meat to teach the 38 campers how to shoot.

"We talked about beef earlier this morning," says Ladner.

But this kind of cow is an acronym for the proper shooting technique.

"Starts with good balance, and obviously have to have elbow in proper alignment, eyes to the basket and proper follow through," says Ladner. "That's a great way for the kids - a simple way for them to learn some of the basics of shooting."

One camper demonstrates the effectiveness of the second 'E' and the 'F'.

"So if your elbow's in then it's a straight shot," says seventh grade camper Luke Ladner. "If it's out, it'll curve like a curveball and go out. And the follow through keeps spin on the ball."

Luke explains the BEEF principle like the true son of a coach.

"He probably catches a little more of the heat than the rest of the kids would normally do, but that's alright," says Ladner. "I feel like he knows better but he knows I love him too."

Even with Luke's victory in a game called hot shot, Ladner still pushes his son to do better.

"He was like, '31? Eh'," says Luke. "And I was like, 'okay'."


Jones County Junior College will host an NBA Combine Workout from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 13 in A.B. Howard Gymnasium.

Former Southern Miss All-American and current NBA Skills Development Specialist Derrek Hamilton will direct the workout. Go to for more information.

There will be a special appearance by former Southern Miss All-American Casey Fisher.

Registration fee is $100. Registration forms are available by contacting JCJC men's basketball coach Jay Ladner at 601-477-4093, 228-216-4912 or email at

Fill out the form with payment and mail to Jay Ladner, JCJC Men's Basketball Office, 900 South Court St., Ellisville, MS 39437. Participants can also come by and register at the gym or they can register at the gym, one hour prior to the beginning of the workout on July 13.

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