5 Point Numbers Basketball Shooting Drill

5 Point Numbers Basketball Shooting Drill


This is an advanced version of the 5 point chairs shooting basketball drill. It is advanced because it requires the player to focus on executing the right cuts and making shots, but it also requires them to think and remember what each chair number is.

This basketball shooting drill will help you work on your IQ as well as your shooting ability. The player must think even as they start to get tired because if it is at the end of a close game and the coach calls out a play, they need to be able to mentally lock-in and execute the play. Basketball drills like this are essential for helping players develop mental toughness.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 5 Point Numbers Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 5 chairs, a basketball, and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on using the different cuts off of the down screens, and also think while you are fatigued.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t drift on your shot, and make sure that you hold your follow-through and stay balanced.
  • Mix up your speeds when you use the cut, go slow to fast, and explode off the screen.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Place 5 chairs just inside the 3 point line, one in each corner, one on each wing, and one at the top of the key.
  • The chairs will be numbered 1-6, starting with the chair on the right baseline.
  • The middle chair is numbered on each side, 3 and 4 respectively, that is why there are 6 numbers.
  • The shooter will start under the basket, and the coach will call out a number and the type of cut (straight cut, curl cut, fade cut, or Kentucky cut).
  • The player must then set his man up and come off the right chair with the right cut for the shot. Reset after each shot.


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