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
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.