During late-game situations, as a player gets tired, they will have to really lock in mentally and learn to hit shots when they are tired. It is a different feel than when the player has fresh legs at the beginning of a game. That is why it is important to practice and do basketball shooting drills that will make the player hit shots when they are tired.
This combination basketball shooting drill will help the player work on several different shots, but it is also a conditioning drill. That means as the drill continues to go on, they will get tired, which will help simulate a late-game situation. Another great thing about basketball drills like this is that they add a competition aspect to the drill. Because the player is being graded on how many shots they make during the drill, it will hopefully help simulate a little bit of game pressure.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 20 Point Partner Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting the basketball, conditioning, and making shots when the player is tired.
- Practice good shooting habits even when you are tired, and stay in your shot until you make or miss.
- Push yourself to go through the drill as quickly as you can (while still maintaining good shooting form).
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter will start at the top of the key, and they are going to do 3 cycles of the same shots in a row, and then finish the drill with two free throws.
- The first cycle will be all to the right, the second to the left, and the third can be either way.
- The shots will be a 3 point shot, a shot fake one-dribble pull up, and a shot fake finish at the rim.
- After each shot, the player will reset to the top of the key, and the rebounder will pass them out the ball.
- For every three-point shot made, the player gets three points, pull-ups are worth two points, layups/dunks are worth one point, and free throws are worth one point.
- If the player makes all of their shots, they will reach a total of 20 points.