Anytime you can work on a player’s conditioning while also working on a skill like shooting the basketball, ball handling, etc., you maximize your time. This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill will allow you to work on your shot, but it will also let you work on building up your conditioning.
Another great thing about basketball drills like this is that they will help the player learn to shoot when they are tired and to stay mentally strong as their body gets fatigued. The more tired they become, the more their basketball shooting fundamentals will struggle, so it is important that the player locks in and shoots the correct way, regardless of whether they are tired.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 7-5-3-1 Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting the basketball and conditioning.
- Stay mentally strong and locked in on your shot as you begin to get tired.
- Push yourself to keep a good pace during the drill, don’t slack.
- Don’t run off to the next spot right after you shoot; wait to see if your shot goes in or misses.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter will start in the midrange corner, down ready to shoot.
- They will shoot from that spot and then run to the elbow for their next shot.
- This will continue back and forth until the player shoots a total of 7 shots and finishes in the mid-range corner where they started.
- After the 7th shot, they will sprint across the baseline and repeat the drill on the other side of the floor, but this time for only 5 shots.
- On the 5th shot, they will run across the baseline again and do the drill again but for only 3 shots now.
- After the 3rd shot, they will sprint across the baseline for the last time and shoot 1 shot from the mid-range corner.
- Once they shoot that shot, they will sprint to half court, touch the line, and then run back down the center of the lane where they will get the ball and must finish at the basket with a dunk or layup.