As a shooter in basketball, it can sometimes get repetitive shooting hundreds of catch-and-shoot shots every day. The goal of basketball shooting drills like this is to provide a challenge to help the shooter stay engaged while they are shooting. It will also allow them to work on being mentally tough as they shoot. Shooters must have a short memory, always believing their next shot is going in. With a goal to beat in the drill, players will stay locked in the whole time and not let their minds wander.
Shooters are constantly on the move throughout this basketball drill. This will force them to reset their feet with each shot and quickly get their feet and hands ready for the next shot.
This catch and shoot basketball drill is a great drill to use at the end of a workout or practice. Players can compete against each other to see how many sets of three in a row they can make. This creates a certain amount of pressure that players need to deal with in real game situations.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: 3 in a Row Around the Horn Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, a rebounder, and a passer.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on a shooter’s ability to quickly and consistently getting their feet set to catch and shoot a basketball from different spots on the floor.
- Develop mental toughness by creating a competitive goal for a shooter to reach during the drill.
- Allow for quality catch and shoot repetitions for players.
- Develop mental toughness to make multiple shots in a row or make a big shot when needed.
- Players need to lock in on excellent shot preparation and holding their follow through on every shot.
- It is crucial to maintain good shooting habits. The tendency will be for players to rush because of the time factor but don’t allow them to practice bad habits.
- Players need to shoot one shot at a time and not let one miss lead to another because of doubting their shot. Players need to lock in on correct basketball shooting fundamentals with each shot.
- Compete. Whether players are competing against a teammate or are by themselves, they need to always try to beat the goal.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter can start anywhere that they want on the 3 point line.
- The passer will be out around the key and the rebounder by the basket.
- When the drill starts, the player will catch and shoot 3’s from anywhere they want (must shoot from a different spot each time).
- The shooter will try and make sets of 3 in a row as many times as they can in a minute.
- The goal is to make at least 3 in a row, 3 different times.
Recommended Time, Steps, Scoring, and Repetitions
- Give the shooter 1 minute to try to make 3 sets of 3 makes in a row. This gives them a set goal that they must reach at the end of the time period. They either achieve their goal, or they don’t.
- Give the shooter 1 minute to make as many sets of 3 makes in a row as they can. This allows them to compete against teammates or themselves to see how many sets they can get.
- Shoot until the shooter has made 3 sets of 3 made shots in a row. This will ensure that they reach their goal while not focusing on time.
3 in a Row Around the Horn Basketball Shooting Drill Conclusion
This basketball drill will allow players to work on their shooting fundamentals while also creating a challenge for them to beat. Shooters will need to maintain consistent footwork and an excellent follow through to give them the best chance at hitting three shots in a row.
It also can help develop mental toughness. Shooters must always believe that they will make the next shot. A shooter cannot think about a miss but needs to quickly refocus on their shooting fundamentals to make the next shot. They can not become negative with themselves if they miss the third shot after making two in a row. They must move on.
This drill sets a goal for a shooter to reach. The shooter can measure the drill as a success if they reach the goal and as something to work on if they do not reach their goal.