Coach Boren offers a DVD, How to Coach Free Throw Shooting, for $150 plus tax & shipping. This teaching system has produced outstanding results for the past 20 years. NBA regular season and playoff statistics are included on this website. To purchase the DVD, use the shopping cart at

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Boren began teaching at the NBA level in 1994.  He was Free Throw Shooting Coach for the Golden State Warriors from 1994 to 1995, the New York Knicks in 1996, and from 1997 to the present for the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. 

The teaching system has proven to be extraordinary.  The Mavericks have ranked either first or second of the 30 NBA teams in free throw shooting percentage in 10 of the last 14 regular seasons.  In a 2003 road playoff game at San Antonio, the Mavericks made a record 49 consecutive free throws, a record that might remain unchallenged forever, as it is rare when any team even attempts that many in a game.  Through 2012, the Mavericks made the playoffs 12 consecutive years, and averaged 81.1% at the line, by far the leader in free throw shooting. 

Adhering to NCAA and NBA guidelines, Coach Boren only coaches other coaches.  Requests for personal instruction for players are referred to Coach Val Rhodes, who can be reached in Dallas at or 214-477-1153.  Coach Boren has referred many players to Coach Rhodes over the years, and all have expressed total satisfaction with the value of his instruction.

Coach Boren also strongly endorses and promotes the Elk's “Hoop Shoot”, a 40 year old nationwide free throw shooting competition for boys and girls, ages 8 to 13.  There are now over 3,000,000 participants annually, and each year the six National Champions are honored at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The Elks cover the cost for participants and their families to travel to the State and Regional Championships as well as to the Finals in Springfield. 

Founded in 1868, The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks is one of the oldest and largest fraternal organizations in the country.  With a membership of nearly 1 million members in more than 2,000 communities nationwide, The Elks have a long history of giving cash, goods, and services to the nation’s youth, its veterans, the disadvantaged, the disabled, and to individuals and groups in support of patriotic and civic programs.  Annually the Elks give more than $200 Million in this fashion, and the Order is one of the largest private providers of college scholarships in the nation.  For more information on this great service organization and their free throw shooting contest, see

Gary Boren
Dallas Mavericks Free Throw Shooting Coach