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
Crown A Winner In ‘55 Seconds’
Only 3 players are needed to run the competitive 55-Second Drill working on rebounding, outlet passing, passing to a shooter — and most importantly — shooting coming off a V-cut.
Why use it
The best shooting drills have a competitive element to them. This one only requires about three minutes and works on a variety of skills, as well as crowning a winner at the end.
Start with a rebounder holding the ball under the hoop. A passer is at the top of the set and the shooter for the first set of actions is positioned in the right corner.
How to play
3 passes to 2 at the top of the set. 1 makes a V-cut stepping toward the hoop, planting, then coming back outside the 3-point line. 2 catches the pass and fires a pass to 1 [diagram 1].
1 catches the pass from 2 and shoots. 3 rebounds and the actions continue [diagram 2].
Once again, 3 passes to 2. 2 passes to 1 as 1 V-cuts. 1 catches and shoots. This goes on for 55 seconds. 1 keeps track of how makes he or she has [diagram 3].
Players rotate after 55 seconds. 1 moves to the rebounding position. 3 moves to the top and 2 becomes the shooter in the corner. 2 keeps track of his or her makes in this round and, finally, rotates one more time so 3 is the shooter. 3 keeps track of makes. The winner is the one who made the most shots. Instruct players to move around the court for different passing and shooting angles.
- 1. The rebounder simulates a game situation by working on proper boxing-out position, snaring the ball and firing a strong pass to the perimeter
- 2. 2 catches the ball and fires a chest pass to 1, who is coming back to the perimeter after the V-cut — be sure this is an on-target pass
- 3. 1 catches and shoots — it’s not a rushed shot but you don’t want 1 taking forever to set before shooting
- 4. After 55 seconds, 3 moves to the top to take the place of the passer
- 5. On the rotation, 2 becomes the shooter and 1 moves to under the hoop to serve as the rebounder