Divide the court into four quadrants, require the shooter to make 10 shots from each area with a partner rebounding and passing. MORE
‘Layups & Mids’ Gets Plenty Of Game Shots
Show your post players the kinds of shots you want them to take in a game — lots of layups and mid-range jumpers to place them in a position to succeed.
WHY USE IT
You don’t need your big forwards and centers chucking long-distance shots from behind the arc. Leave that to your sharp-shooting guards (unless, of course, you have the rare post player who has the ability to do both). This drill shows your posts the kinds of shots they are going to get in games and must convert to be successful.
Place a cone on each wing slightly toward the middle of the floor on both side of the floor outside the 3-point line. The shooter is in the lane with a ball and a rebounding partner is under the hoop.
HOW TO PLAY
4 starts by taking a right-handed layup, then grabs the ball out of the net and scores a left-handed layup. After that layup, 4 doesn’t grab the ball but sprints toward the left cone and starts curling around it toward the middle of the floor [A]. 5 jumps into play and grabs the ball out of the net or off the rim. 4 comes toward the ball at the elbow. 5 passes to 4 [B]. 4 takes the mid-range jumper, tracks down the ball and starts the same actions only beginning with a left-handed layup this time [C].
Have 4 continue to run through these actions until he or she takes five mid-range shots from each side of the floor. Keep track of how many mid-range jumpers are made. Subtract a point for any layup missed. See which player scores the most.