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Basketball Drills - Team Shooting Drills

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Here are several team shooting drills that we like. We rotate these drills from practice to practice, trying to avoid boredom from the same old drill.

Shooting Drill 1: "12 Sets"

Have players partner-up and use all of your baskets. Each player will shoot 12 sets of shots. Each set consists of a 3-pointer (yellow), a shot-fake with jump shot (green), a catch and shoot jump shot (blue), and a lay-up (pink).

We start in one corner and rotate around each of the 12 spots (seen in black in the diagram). The partner rebounds and passes back to the shooter. We rotate shooters after each set of four, so the shooter becomes the rebounder and vice-versa.


Shooting drill, 12 sets

Shooting Drill 2: "3-2-1" Shooting

This is a fun competitive drill. Have players partner-up and use all of your baskets. Each player will shoot nine sets of shots (see diagram). Each set consists of a 3-pointer, a shot-fake with jump shot, and a lay-up. We start in one corner and rotate around each of the nine spots (seen in black in the diagram).

The partner rebounds and passes back to the shooter. We rotate shooters after each set of "3-2-1", so the shooter becomes the rebounder and vice-versa. The two players compete against each other and keep track of their individual scores. Each made 3-pointer = 3 points, a jump shot = 2 points, and a lay-up = 1 point. The loser does push-ups.


Shooting drill, 3-2-1



Shooting Drill 3: "45" Shooting

This is another fun, challenging drill. We use both baskets with half of the team at each end. Each player will shoot nine sets of shots. We start in one corner and rotate around each of the nine spots (seen in black in the diagram). Each set consists of a 3-pointer and a mid-range jump shot.

A rebounder rebounds the 3-point shot and passes back to the shooter who shot fakes and shoots a mid-range jumper. After the jump shot, the shooter becomes the rebounder for the next shooter. Each player keeps track of his/her own score. Three-pointers = 3 points and mid-range jumpers = 2 points.

A perfect score would be 45 (nine 3's and nine 2's). Each player must try to achieve a score that you set for them (for varsity, we use a score of 28). Any player who does not achieve the target score does push-ups. We intentionally make the target score somewhat difficult to achieve, so a lot of players usually end up doing push-ups!


Shooting drill, 45 shooting

Shooting Drill 4: "Team Shooting"

We use two lines. The shooting line is at the point. The wing passes to the shooter who takes the 3-point shot, follows his shot, gets the rebound and goes to the passing line. Passers move to the shooting line. Everyone will shoot two "3's".

Next, the shooter will receive the pass, shot fake, take one or two dribbles and shoot the jump shot. Everyone shoots two jumpers. Next, our shooter will start at the free-throw line, cut outside and then back-cut to receive the pass for a pull-up jump shot. Everyone does two of these.

Next, the shooter again starts at the free-throw line, cuts outside, back-cuts, receives the pass and dribbles in for the lay-up. After completing this rotation, we will move the passing line to the left wing and repeat all the same shots with the pass coming from the left wing.


Shooting drill, team shooting Shooting drill, team shooting - backcut

Shooting Drill 5: "Rayder Shooting"

This is probably our favorite shooting drill and the kids love this drill... (more)

Shooting Drill 6: "3-Man, 2-Ball Shooting Drill"

Have three players and two balls at a basket... use the side baskets too... There are three variations of this drill (Wing-to-Wing Motion, Baseline to Free Throw Circle Motion, and Corner-to-Corner Motion)... (more)

Shooting Drill 7: "Close-out Shooting Drill"

This drill gets your players to practice shooting contested shots, which is more game-like... (more)

Shooting Drill 8: "Ball-Screen and Flare Shooting Drill"

This drills uses a ball-screen, followed by a pass to the screener, who makes a flare cut to the perimeter... (more)

Shooting Drill 9: "Cutter Shooting Drill"

This is not only a shooting drill, but a passing drill... (more)

Shooting Drill 10: "Endline Cutter Shooting Drill"

This drill stresses shooting, passing and catching, and footwork. This could also be a good pre-game warm-up drill... (more)

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  • Rayder Shooting
  • 3-Man, 2-Ball Shooting Drill.. with all three variations
  • Close-out Shooting Drill
  • Ball-Screen and Flare Shooting Drill
  • Cutter Shooting Drill
  • Endline Cutter Shooting Drill

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Swish Basketball Shooting Video

The Swish Video/DVD and the new "Swish-2" DVD, by shooting coach Tom Nordland. This is an excellent shooting DVD for players and is a great teaching tool for coaches wanting to learn how to correctly teach shooting form.
More info...

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