Basketball Shooting Drills

Cover The Court With ‘40 In 3 Drill’

Cover The Court With ‘40 In 3 Drill’

Knock down shots from all over the floor in this competitive drill pitting paired players against each other to make 40 specified shots in 3 minutes … or advance as far as possible.   Why use it   Adding a competitive element to any shooting drill makes it more effective for your players. Plus, as […]

‘Last Man Standing’ Tests Toughness

‘Last Man Standing’ Tests Toughness

3 players enter, only 1 leaves the winner … and that player must battle to secure rebounds, score while being contested and shake off hard fouls to maintain concentration.   Why use it   This drill is all about toughness. It is pure mental and physical toughness. Often times a referee does not see a […]

Keeping It 100

Keeping It 100

From Basketball Coach Weekly   The goal is to score 100 points between the two players in 6 minutes with shooting from the free-throw line, as well as the wing and baseline on both sides of the floor.   Why use it   The best shooting drills get a lot of game-like shots at the […]

2-player hustle shooting drill

2-player hustle shooting drill

From Taylor Jannsen, player development coach Milwaukee, Wisconsin This competitive drill forces shooters to sprint and move after every shot, grab the ball, gain composure and take a good shot for 2 straight minutes. Why use it Once again, you want intensity in players’ offseason workouts. It’s great to have players head to the gym […]

2-player competitive drill

2-player competitive drill

From Taylor Jannsen, player development coach in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Each player makes 75 shots total from 5 different spots in this drill – the competition portion comes down to who does it first! Why use it In the offseason, you want players taking a lot of game-like shots. This drill ensures each player makes 75 […]

Precise Perimeter Passing

Precise Perimeter Passing

By Larry Jackson, head coach at Shamrock High School, Texas Executing side-to-side ball reversal with just two players forces the wing to sprint before passing back to the shooter and attempting to close out. Why use it This drill creates a contested jumper for your shooter to work on game-like shots and also forces the […]

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 […]