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 up

  • Make a box of cones with a couple on each side of the free-throw-line-extended area, and the other two wide of the lowest block.
  • The shooter starts under the hoop. Have two coaches (or teammates) with a ball spaced at the top.

How to play

  • The shooter curls hard around one of the low cones and flashes with ready hands to catch a pass from that side’s coach. Catch and shoot the ball [1].
  • The player cuts diagonally across the lane and curls around the opposite-perimeter cone.
  • The same coach passes.
  • Catch and shoot the ball [2].
  • The shooter now moves low to the same side, curls around that cone and receives a pass
    from the same coach as the previous two.
  • Finish the drill diagonally cutting across the lane, curl around the final
    cone, catch a pass from the other coach and shoot again [3].

Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this drill:


How to perfect the technique for this play

  • Your choice: have players take one-dribble pull-ups instead of catch-and-shoot 3-pointers.
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