The Kyrie Irving Scoring Workout is a series of 5 shooting drills that will help you become a better scorer. This series contains a variety of drills and moves so score off the dribble and off of screens like Kyrie Irving. The 5 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Spin Move to Jump Shot Baseline Screen to Shot Attack the Hedge Iso … [Read more...]
Basketball Shooting Drills
Check out the basketball shooting drills and workouts designed to help improve your team as well as individual shooting skills. Ultimately, in order to win basketball games, you have to score more than the opponent. The following shooting drills can help improve shooting fundamentals and shooting percentages.
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Use this basketball shooting workout as a preseason workout for your players. It can even be used in the early season or during the season when you want to get in a good shooting session. Players can certainly perform this workout individually but if you have gym time and space available have all your players get involved. You can set it up in … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting in a team practice setting or when 3 players are training together. A simple shooting drill that allows you to get up a high number of shots in a short time. Drill: Split into groups of three with each group at their own basket. For our example diagram, we are shooting from the elbows. One player starts on the left … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice pressure-filled, competitive free throw shooting. Also a drill/game that is a great way to end practice. Drill: Players line up around the free throw lane. The goal of the Free Throw Knockout Game is to eliminate players one at a time until there is only one player left. Each player will rotate through and shoot one free … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on perimeter and mid-range shooting, specifically after passing and stepping in to receive a return pass and take the jump shot. Drill: Passer on the wing. One line at the top, first two players in line have a basketball. The first player in line passes to the coach on the wing, steps in with a 1-2 step, receives the return pass … [Read more...]
Purpose: A drill to teach zone offense passing and movement skills that works on a variety of aspects such as feeding the high post, moving without the basketball, and catching at the ready to shoot. Drill: Two lines and a coach or passer needed for this drill. The coach stands at the elbow / free throw line area. One line starts at the top and … [Read more...]
Purpose: This basketball shooting drill for perimeter players also develops several other fundamental skills such as feeding the low post, moving after passing to the low post, communication, and shooting quickly upon receiving a return pass. Drill: One line of players on the wing with a coach or manager in the low post. In our diagram, we … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting utilizing shots that you will get against a zone defense, specifically when executing the inside-outside pass opposite. To help players learn the benefits of the 'pass opposite' when playing against a zone defense. Drill #1: Inside Outside Pass Opposite O1 passes to O4 in the low post. O4 turns and passes opposite to … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on and improve shooting with the variety of shots and moves in this shooting drill that can be performed alone or with a partner. Drill: You need a partner, a basketball, and a basket. The drill is performed as follows: First 5: Layups off of one or two feet guarded by teammate. Try to make the lay-up clean. Take a couple of … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop and improve both individual and team free throw shooting with this competitive free throw shooting game. Drill: Divide the team into 2 groups. Each team will line up around the free throw line of their own basket. Split as you see fit; varsity vs. junior varsity, upper classmen vs. underclassmen, or just randomly. The coach … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on shooting and following your own shot. Also works on anticipating the rebound, securing the rebound, and finishing. Drill: 2 lines of players per basket; 1 line of shooters from where you wish to shoot and 1 line of rebounders about 10-15 feet from the basket. First player in shooting line has a basketball. The drill begins … [Read more...]
One of the most important, yet under-practiced, aspects of the game of basketball is free throws. We've all seen professionals that can hit from deep or glide to the basket and play above the rim, but what about when they go to the line and clang big free throws...It happens a lot! Many big games, whether ahead or behind, come down to teams that … [Read more...]