The aim is to improve set shot, and jump shot technique at speed. To start this drill player 1 stands underneath the basket, player 2 starts at the foul line, and player 3 stands between the key and the sideline. Both players 1 and 2 start with a ball.

Basketball Shooting Drills

Player 1's job is to collect all rebounds and then pass the ball out to player 2. Player 2 has to pass the ball to player 3.
Player 3 has to shoot using either the one-hand set shot, or the jump shot. Player 3 has 1 minute to score as many baskets as possible. Players can then rotate positions and repeat the drill.

Progressions:

  • Player 3 moves to a new position
  • Player 3 moves from the starting position quickly to make space to receive the ball.
  • Move further from the basket

Coaching Points

  • When performing the one-hand set shot it is vital the player keeps their eyes on the target, with feet shoulder width apart, and knees slightly bent. The non-shooting hand should be under the ball and the shooting hand at the back of the ball, with the elbow tucked in. The ball should be held between the ear and shoulder. The next phase would be to extend the legs, back, shoulders, and elbow, then flex the wrist, and fingers forwards and release the ball at the highest point. After release fingers should be pointed at the target, with the palm facing down.
  • The jump shot is much the same as the one-hand set shot, except the player has to jump before releasing the ball, to get closer to the basket, or avoid an opposing players block.

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