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
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 them competitive games this offseason.
Setting up this drill is easy
- There are seven shooting locations spaced around the 3-point line.
- Use cones (as shown) or if players don’t have them, just be sure they do their best to evenly space the seven spots.
How to play
- The partner passes to the shooter at the first spot.
- The shooter takes a shot and continues to shoot from the first spot until two straight shots are made .
- After making consecutive shots, the shooter moves to the next spot and executes the same actions .
- Make two from the second spot and move to the third.
- Continue this progression through all seven spots with focus becoming critical as a player’s legs get tired nearing the end of the drill .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill
Get the technique right to perform this play effectively
- Players have 90 seconds to complete the progression.
- Compete by seeing who finishes in the shortest amount of time.
- Switch it up by tracking total number of attempts instead of time, and the winner is who completes the drill in fewest total shots.