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
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.