Basketball season is in full swing. This means coaches have been implementing game plans to take on the next opponent. Players don't have the opportunity to get in the skill development needed during practice as they should. So, it's very important for players to find time on their own to work on their skills. I believe coaches should have some … [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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Purpose: To develop free throw shooting under pressure. Each player is under pressure to make his shot because the team needs to finish with a total percentage made of 70% or greater. Drill: You can utilize all available baskets but, personally, I like to keep the team all at one basket. If they are all at one basket, they can encourage each … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice shooting and scoring from under the basket in a competitive drill situation. Drill: At least 4 players and 1 basketball at a basket. Players form two lines, one on each side of the rim. O1 starts with the basketball, shoots the short jump shot and runs to the end of the opposite line. O2 jumps up, grabs the rebound (make or … [Read more...]
Purpose: Teach players intensity and effort in this shooting drill by having them attempt to make as many shots as possible in one minute. Drill: One player with one basketball will start under a basket. To begin the Intensity Shooting Drill, shoot a layup. After grabbing the basketball from the net, take 2 hard dribbles away from the basket in … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop jump shot skills by learning to shoot game-type shots. Also helps to develop the ability to create open space and to shoot off the dribble. Drill #1: Roll-Out J Start with your back to the baseline and your outside foot touching the lane line. Roll the basketball towards the free throw line. Run after the basketball and … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on and further develop 3-point shooting skills in a competitive situation. Drill: Divide your players into 4 teams, with 2 basketballs per team. Set the clock to :30 When clock starts, the first player from each team shoots a 3-point shot. Next player can shoot right away. Retrieve rebound and get it to next player in your line. … [Read more...]
Purpose: To develop shooting skills while under pressure from a close-out defender. Works on focus and concentration through the shooting motion. Drill: 2 players with 1 basketball. Shooter begins at a spot on the perimeter and passer begins under the basket with the basketball. The player with the ball begins by passing and closing out to his … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach players to be more effective in their shooting and shot preparation. This team shooting drill will also develop passing, receiving, and communication skills as well as the ability to shoot under pressure if made into a competitive drill. Drill: For this drill, there are 7 at a basket; 5 shooters and 2 rebounders. The rebounders … [Read more...]
Purpose: To work on receiving a pass and shooting the basketball in a competitive situation. Also helps the passer work on making good passes to a shooter. Drill: Form two lines, one at each free throw line extended. Each line has 2 basketballs. The drill starts with the first player in line A cutting toward line B to receive the pass. Upon … [Read more...]
Purpose: To learn how to make a fundamentally sound V-cut. This drill incorporates footwork, 1-on-1 moves, and shooting useful in developing the ability to get open and being able to make an scoring move once you have the basketball in your hands. Drill: The player begins in one of the corners. Cones can be placed on the court as shown, but are … [Read more...]
Purpose: To practice free throw shooting in a pressure situation. Drill: The 1-and-1 and Run drill can be done at the end of practice as an actual drill, or the coach can pick players out during practice. The premise of the drill is simple; if a player misses the front end of a 1-and-1, the team will run a 10-second drill (full court down & … [Read more...]
Purpose: To teach basketball players to concentrate on their shot, even while they are being 'bumped' or fouled during the act of shooting. Drill: Have the players form a line at a spot on the court. A coach or manager stands near the spot where the players will shoot the basketball. The Bump Drill begins with the first player in line dribbling … [Read more...]