If a defender is locking and trailing you on a down screen, then a curl off of the screen is a great move to use. Once you make the curl, you can shoot the basketball or put it on the ground and make a play. However, this only happens if you do a great job setting up your defender and then curling the down screen correctly.
This basketball shooting drill is going to give you a lot of reps at using the curl cut. It will really help the player work on their footwork and getting squared up on the shot. Along with highlighting how to curl a down screen, this catch and shoot basketball shooting drill will allow the player to work on this action from five different spots. This will teach the player to have the correct footwork using a curl cut from anywhere on the floor.
Basketball drills like the Five Point Curl Shooting Drill are key because they allow players to work on game-specific actions and movements. This will allow a player to gain confidence shooting, but also to better recognize when to use a specific move, which, in this case, is the curl cut.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 5 Point Curl Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs, 5 chairs, and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on curling off a down screen and get a lot of shooting reps.
- Curl tight to the chair each time so that the defender does not have room to get through.
- Mix up your speeds from slow to fast when coming off the screens.
- Visualize your defender and set him/her up each time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Set up five chairs just inside the 3 point line.
- One in each corner, wings, and top of the key.
- The shooter will start under the basket, set the imaginary defender up by touching the opposite baseline, and then come off one of the corner chairs for a curl shot.
- Reset in the paint and then do the same thing coming off the next chair.
- Do a curl cut at each chair (two at the middle chair, one on each side).
- The passer will need to move and adjust the passing angle depending on the chair being used.