Basketball Shooting Drills

Shoot on the move

Shoot on the Move

By Wes Kosel, assistant men’s coach at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. An updated version of the 3-man weave, this drill utilizes multiple dribble attacks, passes to the wings and a ball handler who attacks the rim as the other two players take jumpers. Why use it Many times transition drills end with a […]

Curl, Catch & Shoot From 4 Spots

Shooting is more than a release, it’s about footwork to create a shot and catching the ball in a proper shooting position to ensure success Why use this drill You want players taking game shots. All four shots in this sequence come off cuts and curls you’d expect players to execute in a game. Set […]

4-Person Outlet Drill

More passing requires accuracy and proper spacing as another person enters the fold in pushing the ball up the floor. Why use this drill This is the next progression from the previous page’s drill. Get players used to throwing quick, accurate passes to advance the ball rather than the dribble. Set up The middle line […]

Recreate Kyrie’s Big Shot

The shot that sent the NBA’s best regular season game into overtime, came from a welldesigned out-of-bounds play easily added into your playbook. Why use this out-of-bounds play Every team needs a few 3-point options when precious few seconds remain and the ball is being inbounded from the side. Set up Form a straight line […]

Fast-paced drill for quality shots

Why use this shooting drill Work on shooting, closing out and following your shot in this fast-paced drill designed for players looking for a competitive way to get a lot of quality shots When three players want a shooting workout beyond simply tossing uncontested jumpers at the rim, encourage them to use this drill during […]

Boston’s Brad Stevens’ Shooting Set

Grab this set from one of the best play designers in the game – Boston’s Brad Stevens – to use a decoy off a double screen in setting up a shooter. Why use Brad Stevens’ shooting set A lot of teams love running a double screen to the weakside to have a shooter come free […]

Head-to-head shooting drill

Players decide in advance how long to make the competition and what moves to use, then shoot head-to-head to determine a winner Why use this shooting drill Game shots are more than simply standing and shooting. Work on pull-ups, floaters and catch-andshoots in this competitive, two-player drill. Setting up this drill Two players each have […]

1v1 "baseball" shooting drill to pump up competitiveness

Incorporating a 9-inning concept, the "Baseball Shooting Drill" ramps up the competitiveness and rewards consistency. 2 reasons to use this drill Arm your players with several shooting games/drills they can do with just a partner or two during the offseason. This drill gets a lot of shots for a pair of players. Setting up this […]

Competitive game to practise shooting this off-season

The shooter must make two consecutive shots from one position to advance to the next – the goal is to finish all seven spots before 90 seconds expire. 3 reasons to use this drill This is a simple, competitive drill two players can do without coach supervision. Dissuade players from just standing and shooting. Give […]