Your players are forced to communicate, hustle, shoot and score all while multiple basketballs are flying around the court and multiple players are participating. Why use it This drill combines outlet passing, sprinting the length of the floor, scoring on the move, following your own shot and keeping the pace moving. What’s also great about... MORE
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 1v1 is easy
- Designate nine shooting spots (one for each inning) around the perimeter.
- If you are giving this drill to younger players, you may want to encourage them to shoot 15-footers.
How to play
- The shooter starts from the first spot.
- He/she shoots from the same spot until three shots are missed (missed shots are "outs" so three per inning just like in baseball).
- Each made basket is counted as a "run" .
- The goal is to score as many "runs" as possible, so the shooter works on setting and taking good shots.
- Hurried shots are going to miss more often .
- Continue the progression through all nine "innings" (locations on the floor), which ensures manyshots are taken .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill
Get the technique right to perform this 1v1 competitive drill effectively
- For a shorter game, players complete five innings rather than nine.
- Regardless of length, the player with the most "runs" wins.
- It’s great to have a winner and a loser in these partner drills so players keep their competitive edge in the offseason.