Great shooters in basketball can shoot under pressure; they step up to the big shot in a game and shoot the ball with confidence. That is why it is important to practice shooting with pressure on the shooter when doing different basketball shooting drills. You can never really fully replicate game pressure, but you can simulate it by making the player hit multiple shots in a row, make a set number of shots within a time limit, or something along those lines.
This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill will force the player to make consecutive shots in a row from different spots on the floor and different ranges. It will help to simulate some of the pressure that a shooter will experience in a game situation. Basketball drills like this are key for developing shooters to step up and make big shots during the course of a game.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 3-2-3 Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners (could be done with one ball and one partner as well).
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting under pressure and making multiple shots in a row.
- Shoot the basketball with confidence on every shot, whether you missed or made the last shot.
- Think of every shot as its own shot.
- Stay in your shot until you have made or missed it.
- Passer needs to make quality passes to the shooter.
- You can add more spots in the drill if you think that 5 spots are too simple.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- There will be one passer and one rebounder.
- The shooter will start in the corner.
- When the drill starts, the player must make a 3 pointer, a mid-range 2 pointer, and then a 3 pointer (all from the corner spot).
- If the player misses any of the shots, they must start over.
- The only way the player moves on to the next spot is to make 3 consecutive shots from the spot they are at.
- The player has a total of 2 minutes to complete this pattern at all 5 spots around the arc (corner, wing, top of the key, opposite wing, opposite corner).