8 Minute Partner Progression Basketball Shooting Drill

8 Minute Partner Progression Basketball Shooting Drill


This basketball post move drill is designed for post players but can really be used for players at any position to work on finishing around the basket and developing a soft touch on their shot. It is also a great drill to use as a warm-up before a workout, practice, or game. The time factor will help put a little bit of pressure on the shooters, which will help them keep moving and going at a good game pace throughout the drill.

Basketball drills like this are great because they allow you to work on multiple things simultaneously. This drill is going to not only help the player learn to finish with either hand around the basket, but it is also going to work on the player’s footwork as well. Also, working on basketball skills while warming up saves time, which allows you to maximize your time in the gym.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: 8 Minute Partner Progression Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: Two basketballs and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Stay light on your feet and get into a rhythm on the Mikan finishes.
  • Don’t open up your shoulders on the power finishes.
  • Make sure that you are communicating with your partner throughout the drill.
  • The more advanced the player is, the more you can lower the time limit.
  • Players need to be communicating with each other through the entire drill, and counting out makes when the other player is shooting.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • There will be two players doing the drill, and they are both going to do every type of shot, i.e., they are both going to do shot one before moving onto shot two.
  • The types of shots are going to be in this order; Mikan Drill – 10 makes, Reverse Mikan Drill – 10 makes, Power Layups – 10 Makes, 2 Ball Mikan Drill – 10 Makes, 2 Ball Reverse Mikan Drill – 10 Makes, Block Shooting (right side) – 8 Makes, Block Shooting (left side) – 8 Makes, 3rd Has Shooting (right side) – 8 Makes, 3 Hash Shooting (left side) – 8 Makes, Elbow Shooting (right side) – 8 Makes, Elbow Shooting (left side) – 8 Makes.
  • The drill is completed once both players have completed all of the shots, or the time runs out.


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One Response

  1. Great Drill. Focuses on makes, fundamentals, speed and being vocal . Looks like it could be competitive as well.
    Looks like guards could benifit from this drill as well.
    Great presentation. Good job Coach Roberts!

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