This article originally appeared over at the Hoops U. Academy. If you're not yet a member, be sure to check out the Hoops U. Basketball Academy. The following is Coach Howie Landa's list of 13 offensive moves in basketball (perform on both sides for 26)! If the moves are hard to understand by description alone, be sure to watch his Motion … [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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Here is a variation on the tried and true 3-man weave basketball drill. In this version, which also includes dribbling, each of the 3 players gets to shoot a basketball. This is a nice spin on a drill we often utilize as it gives more players more opportunities to shoot the ball! 1 starts with the ball under the basket. 2 and 3 start in the … [Read more...]
This 3 Line Pick Drill is great at getting a good number of game shots at game spots. This drill has 3 lines (1 with guards, 1 with wings, and 1 with post players). A Coach is set on the wing with a ball. The drill starts with G passing to W. G then cuts through the lane to the opposite corner and sets up for a shot. Once W has the ball, P … [Read more...]
Here is a nice layup drill that can be useful as a warm-up such as in early practice or pre-game. It incorporates finishing with a layup, obviously, but also helps with passing and outlet passing. 1 passes to 2, 1 and 2 cannot start running until after passing the ball 3 can start running after 1 has passed the ball 2 passes to 3 3 passes … [Read more...]
This series of 5 basketball shooting drills are designed to practice 3-point shooting in a team setting. All players can practice their perimeter shooting in a team setting while still getting plenty of reps. The 5 three-point shooting drills you will find in the .pdf below are: Line Jumps Competition Full Court 3's Flash, Catch, And … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice shooting, following own shot, passing to a shooter, and closing out on a shooter. Also improves and develops footwork and conditioning. Shoot and Follow Drill: Two players and a basketball. Player O1 shoots and follows his shot, secures the rebound, and passes to his partner who is moving to a spot. Players continue to … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is geared toward the high school age level guard, however, these shooting drills are excellent for any position at any level. The workout contain 8 shooting drills, several with variations for additional moves. Finishing School Cone Line Series L-Cuts with Shooting Series 5 Spot Shooting Post … [Read more...]
From finishing moves to dribbling skills, the NBA Basketball Skill Workout will have you handling the basketball and scoring like a pro! This workout contains 8 scoring and ball-handling skills drills: Finishing School Finishing School (middle) 2 Step Change of Directions Jordan Drill 4 Cone Tight Spaces Drill Quick Reaction Triple … [Read more...]
In this clinic video, Holger Geschwindner, mentor and shooting coach of German NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki, teaches fundamental shooting skills and drills. Take the time to watch this video and be ready to take notes! Coach Geschwindner does a fantastic job of breaking down shooting and scoring by improving upon footwork, balance, finishing … [Read more...]
Purpose: To have basketball players work on their jump shot in a competitive, team situation. This drill works on shooting in a competitive format where one team wins and one team loses. Drill: Split the players into two teams. Have team 1 line up at the elbow and team 2 at the other elbow. First player in each line has a basketball. On 'Go', … [Read more...]
This basketball shooting workout is specifically designed for players who play the forward position. The Forward Scoring Workout contains 7 shooting drills that emulate game-type scoring situations. The drills found in the .pdf below include: Contested Mikan Drill Quick Ups Mid-Range Consequence Shooting High Post Quick Reads Pick … [Read more...]
This set of college dual guard shooting drills are essentially scoring drills. 3 drills are designed to help basketball players work on scoring off of different types of cuts. Each drill is diagrammed to show how to execute it with a partner and in solo practice sessions. The 3 scoring drills in the .pdf below are: Shooting off of a slide or … [Read more...]