The aim is to improve offensive fakes and shooting. Player 1 starts on the offense at the top of the 3 point line. Player 2 is the defender and starts in possession of the ball, underneath the basket.


Basketball One on One Drills

Player 2 passes the ball to player 1, and runs past player 1 with a hand up in an attempt to block a shot. As Player 2 runs past, player 1 should fake the shot, take a dribble to one side or the other and attempt a jump shot.

Swap roles and run the drill again.


  • Use weaker arm for the shot and dribble.
  • Defender can stop in front of player 1, and make player 1 beat them to score.

Coaching Points

  • When performing the jump shot it is vital to keep your 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 jump in th air by extending the legs. The back, shoulders, and elbow, should also be extended, 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 player jumps before releasing the ball, to get closer to the basket, or avoid an opposing players block.

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