Being able to catch the ball while running in transition and then executing this move takes practice. Inexperienced players are really prone to traveling when first trying to do this move at full speed. However, this is a really good basketball move to use, especially if you are a good shooter.
This shot fake basketball shooting drill will help you work on your footwork, shooting form, and conditioning. To turn basketball drills like this into conditioning, the player needs to move with pace, but you want to make sure that they are not rushing their shot. Shoot the right way every time, and then hustle to the next shot.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Backpedal Shot Fake 1 Dribble Pull Up Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your footwork, selling your shot fake, and also improving your conditioning.
- Challenge yourself to try and make every shot, even when you start to get tired.
- Try to shoot the basketball the same way every time and develop good muscle memory.
- Come into your shot down ready to shoot, stay balanced, and hold your follow-through.
- Keep your eyes up after the shot fake and push the ball out in front of you, and cover ground to get past the imaginary defender.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Have the player start 6-8 feet behind the 3 point line on the wings or top of the key.
- For this basketball shooting drill, there will also be one rebounder and one passer.
- Have the player start to run in; as he does, the passer will pass the ball so that the player receives it at the 3 point line.
- The player is going to shot fake the ball and then take one dribble either to the right or left and shoot a one-dribble pull-up shot.
- After shooting the basketball, they will backpedal out 6-8 feet behind the 3 point line and then repeat the move.
- You can increase the distance that the player backpedals to work more on conditioning if you prefer.
- The drill can go for time, a number of shots, or a number of made shots.