50 Makes Basketball Shooting Drill

50 Makes Basketball Shooting Drill


Shooting a basketball in a game requires you to practice your shot with game speed and game pressure. This basketball shooting drill requires you to make shots in a specific amount of time, which puts pressure on you as a shooter, and it also helps you focus on your form. As you go through this basketball drill, really lock in on shooting the basketball at the same speed that you would in a game and focus on doing the same thing every time.




Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 50 Makes Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Jump straight up and down on your shot. Same motion every time and hold your follow-through.
  • Get somewhere on your dribble after you shot fake.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • You will shoot from 5 different spots on the floor; corners, wings, and top of the key.
  • To go to the next spot, you have to make a shot from the spot where you are at (if you are doing 50 makes, then 2 shots from each spot).
  • You have 4 minutes to make 25 shots or 8 minutes to make 50 shots.
  • Start in the right corner and make 5 mid-range shots all the way around.
  • Come back around but this time, make 5 shot fake one dribble pull-ups going to your right hand.
  • For the third time around, make 5 shot fake one dribble pull-ups to your left.
  • Next, make 5 threes coming around. Lastly, make 5 or 10 free throws.
  • If you are going for 50 makes, make 2 shots from each spot instead of 1.


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