BASIC SHOOTING SKILLS/STANCE (MALE). Learn the proper basic shooting stance from coach Cedric Carter. In this video, you will learn the importance of balance and foundation for a great shooting stance, beginning with sitting down in an athletic stance with you feet shoulder width apart. If you are a left handed shooter you want to make sure your feet are staggered by slightly having your left foot in front of your right foot. Vice versa if you are a right handed shooter. This will help you be on balance as a and also provide the solid foundation you need to consistently knock down your shots.