The aim is to improve set shot, and jump shot technique under pressure. Player 1 starts under the basket and player 2 starts near the corner of the court. Player 2 receives a pass from player 1, and must be in a position ready to shoot the ball.

Basketball Shooting Drills

After making the pass player 1 runs towards player 2 with a hand up in the air, in a blocking position.Player 2 shoots when ready and collects the rebound. Player 1 then moves to player 2's original starting position, and the drill can be repeated with the roles reversed.

Progressions:

  • Player who is shooting moves to a new position
  • 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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