Baseline Touch Curl Shooting Basketball Drill

Baseline Touch Curl Shooting Basketball Drill


The word “touch” is used in basketball all the time, but for this basketball drill, it is talking about the player’s ability to put the ball up on the rim with the right amount of touch. If the player shoots it too hard, it will clank off the rim/backboard. If they shoot it too soft, it will come up short and hit off the front of the rim. This mid-range shooting area is all about developing the right touch and feel for the shot, and this basketball shooting drill will help to work on that.

This baseline touch curl basketball shooting drill will help you work on your touch, warm up your shot, and focus on your basketball shooting mechanics. Even if you have been shooting a basketball your whole life, it is still important to refresh yourself on the proper shooting mechanics. This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill should be used before a workout or game to help the player warm-up and start to feel good about their shot.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Baseline Touch Curl Shooting Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Warm-up and work on your shooting touch.


Coaching Points

  • Come into your shot the same way every time and really focus on the proper footwork.
  • Don’t run off before your shot either goes in or misses; stay in your shot.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The shooter will start on the baseline 4-5 feet out from the paint.
  • When the drill starts, the player will curl in, receive a pass, and shoot a touch shot just above the block.
  • After each shot, the player must go back and touch the baseline where they started.
  • They will shoot from 4 different spots on the lane line – just above the block, hash mark 2, hash mark  3, and the elbow.
  • However, the player must make 5 shots from a spot to move onto the next one.
  • The 20 makes must be completed within 2 minutes for the player to beat the drill.
  • After the 2 minutes, take a short break, and repeat on the opposite lane line and baseline.


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