Misses mean sprinting while makes equate to jogging in this competitive drill to sharpen players’ shooting skills from the corners
WHY USE THIS BASKETBALL SHOOTING DRILL
Players are taking in-rhythm shots in a competitive atmosphere to simulate a game situation.
Position yourself or an assistant coach under the basket with the shooter situated in the corner. The coach serves as the rebounder and passer.
HOW TO PLAY
A pass is made to the player in the corner. He or she catches in rhythm and elevates into the shooting motion . The shot is taken and the coach tracks down the ball whether it’s a make or a miss . On a miss, the player sprints to the opposite corner for another pass from the coach . On a make, the player has the opportunity to remain the same corner for another shot – make two in a row and jog to the opposite corner.
The shooter beats the drill when he or she makes two 3-pointers in a row four different times. The shooter loses if four total shots are missed. For a variation, have the player move from wing to wing, or slot to slot. No matter where the player is moving, communicate that hustle is required on a miss. The reward is to jog when making two in a row.