Defenders must learn to react and recover (scramble) when passes are flying around the perimeter — use this disadvantage drill to sharpen those skills. MORE
‘10 To’ Stresses Consistency
Expect players to arrive 10 minutes before the official start of practice and use this shooting game as the warm-up
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL WARM-UP DRILL
Have positive outcomes at the beginning of practice. These shots build confidence. Don’t allow players to shoot, unmakeable shots.
Ten minutes prior to practice, all players need to be on the court, which is why this is called the 10 To Drill. Have cones set up in the lane to designate five shooting spots. These spots start under the hoop and are spaced evenly to the free-throw line.
HOW TO PLAY
The shooter starts under the hoop and shoots. The player must make two consecutive shots from the spot before moving to the next one . After making two shots from the second spot, the player again moves back and shoots from the third cone . After two straight makes from the third cone, the player moves to the fourth, and if he or she makes two in a row from there, the final shooting spot is the free-throw line .
Have a coach or player partner rebound and pass. The shooter does not take a jump shot – both feet are on the ground – the shooter rises up on the toes just like shooting a free throw. If the player misses at any point, he or she returns to the first spot and starts over.