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
Head-to-head shooting drill
Players decide in advance how long to make the competition and what moves to use, then shoot head-to-head to determine a winner
Why use this shooting drill
- Game shots are more than simply standing and shooting. Work on pull-ups, floaters and catch-andshoots in this competitive, two-player drill.
Setting up this drill
- Two players each have a ball. They decide how many minutes to play (no longer than six to eight, keep it at three to start).
How to play
- In this example, the players have decided to play for three minutes. The first minute is dedicated to shooting onedribble pull-ups.
- Both players shoot at the same time and rebound their own shots before returning to their side of the floor .
- The second minute of shooting focuses on floaters from inside the freethrow line .
- The final minute is dedicated to catch-andshoot 3-pointers.
- The player tosses the ball to the side, gathers it, sets the feet and shoots the 3-pointer.
- Rebound the shot and race back to the perimeter .
Here’s a simple diagram for setting up this head-to-head drill
How to perfect the technique for this shooting drill
- Players keep track of their made shots. Most makes wins.
- Don’t have players spend a long time on this game as any longer than six to eight minutes and the intensity decreases.
- You want players competing and not simply wanting to survive the drill.