6 Minute Partner Shooting Basketball Drill

6 Minute Partner Shooting Basketball Drill


The 6-minute partner shooting drill is an excellent basketball shooting drill that you can do with your team in practice or during your basketball training. It will allow you to get up a lot of quality game shots in a short period of time. This basketball drill will work on the shooter setting their defender up before using a screen. It will also work on their footwork before they come into the shot and then finishing the correct way.

By emphasizing these things during this catch and shoot basketball shooting drill, they will cement into the player’s mind and, hopefully, transfer over into the game. Great shooters in basketball usually have the best footwork, so enough time must be spent on working on footwork. It is also a great refresher drill for players that can already shoot because it reminds them to really lock in on their footwork and shooting mechanics.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 6 Minute Partner Shooting Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 3 cones, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Stay in your shot until you see it go in or miss.
  • Shoot at game speed, and shoot the same way every time.
  • Passer needs to make sure that they are giving good shooting passes.
  • Plant the inside foot on each shot and get squared up to the basket.
  • Don’t waste any time in between switching between shooter and rebounder.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set up a cone in the mid-range on each wing and at the free-throw line.
  • One player will start under the basket with the ball, and the shooter will start on the baseline side of either wing, cone down ready to shoot.
  • The shooter will shoot a mid-range catch and shoot shot, take a false step towards the lane, and then curl around the cone for another mid-range catch and shoot shot.
  • They will continue this back and forth motion for a total of 30 seconds.
  • As soon as the time ends, the players will immediately switch (no break in between).
  • The second player will go for 30 seconds, and then they will switch again, but this time they will shoot at the top of the key.
  • This will continue all the way around the cones.
  • After shooting at the 3rd cone, the players will move out to the 3 point line and repeat the drill at each cone.
  • 30 seconds at each spot for each player totals 6 minutes.


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