The ball moves quickly around the perimeter and focus is critical as 4 basketballs and 8 players are used in this drill to sharpen long-distance shooting. MORE
Competition breeds success – this drill focuses on sharp shooting, hustling to close out and giving up everything to beat an opponent
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL SHOOTING DRILL
Make all practice shots gamelike by utilizing a defender. Add in a level of competition so players take shooting drills seriously rather than simply going through the motions.
Place two players per basket. Pick one spot on the floor where players are to shoot. The player under the basket has a ball and readies to pass to the perimeter player.
HOW TO PLAY
One player starts with the ball near the lane and serves as the initial defender. This player passes the ball to the player on the perimeter and closes out. The pass receiver catches the ball in rhythm and shoots as the defender challenges the shot. The shooter follows the shot. Regardless of a make or miss, the shooter grabs the rebound and quickly snaps a pass to the initial defender, who now is located at the shooting spot and is on offense. The passer closes out and attempts to disrupt the shot to continue the drill.
The players who hustle to defend have a much better chance to cause an errant shot. Pick a number of made shots (three, five or seven) to determine the winner. The winner then selects the next shooting spot on the floor.