A backboard is a valuable tool for finishing in the mid-range and finishing around the basket, but it is not used as often as it should be. There may be several reasons why a player doesn’t use the backboard, but the biggest is most likely because they simply have not practiced it enough to be comfortable with it in a game. However, once they realize the value of using the backboard, and then also spend the time learning to use it. They will be able to improve their finishing percentage.
This basketball drill will help the player work on scoring off a combo move and then being creative with different types of finishes off the glass. The drill will go for two minutes straight, which will allow the players to get plenty of repetitions and work on all different kinds of finishes (runners, floaters, jumpers, etc.). Along with being a great basketball finishing drill, this drill can also be used as a competition drill. You can set it up so that the player who makes the least amount of shots within the two minutes has some sort of punishment at the end.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 2 Minute Combo Move Backboard Scoring Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: One basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on breaking the defender down off of the dribble and then finishing off of the backboard with different types of finishes.
- Really work on selling your dribble move, attack in a straight line at the basket, and cover ground after making your move.
- Be creative with your finishes, and don’t just do the same kind of finish every time.
- If you have multiple players, you may want to set a consequence of running, push-ups, etc., for the player who makes the least amount of shots.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Each player is going to need their own ball.
- They can start anywhere outside the 3 point line.
- When the drill starts, the player will make any type of combo move off the dribble and then attack towards the basket (only one dribble allowed after the combo move).
- The player can decide what type of finish to use (floater, runner, pull up, etc.), but it has to be within 5-15 from the basket and must be a bank shot.
- They will get their own rebound, dribble out to the 3 point line (anywhere they want), and then do another combo move into a finish off the backboard.
- The drill will continue for 2 minutes straight.