This is not one of the more complex basketball drills, but it is great for working on footwork, shooting form, and getting warmed up before a workout, practice, or game. Whether you are an experienced shooter or not, you must always be refreshing on the basics of shooting and reinforcing good shooting habits. Basketball shooting drills like this are also great because they allow the player to see the ball go in the basketball. This is important for a shooter to do before a workout or game because it promotes confidence.
This catch and shoot basketball drill will use a bank shot because it will teach the player to have a soft shooting touch, but it will also help them work on the arc. Too many players shoot the ball with too flat of an angle. Working on the bank shot will not only help them learn the value of the bank shot, but it will also help the player learn to adjust their arc on all of their other shots as well.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Baseline Warm-Up Curl Bank Shot Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: One basketball and a rebounder.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on reinforcing good shooting habits, developing a soft shooting touch, and getting warmed up.
- Come into your shot the correct way every time and get your work done before the ball gets to you.
- The drill is timed, so it puts a little pressure on the shooter, but make sure that you are still locking in on the details of shooting the basketball, don’t rush your shot.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player must make a total of 20 shots (4 different spots) in under 2 minutes.
- The spots are all going to be on the lane line and in this order; above the block, above the 1st hash, above the 2nd hash, and above the 3rd hash.
- The player must touch the baseline between every shot.
- When the drill starts, the player will be on the baseline, and the passer will be in the paint.
- The player will curl up to the first spot for a catch and shoot bank shot.
- After they shoot, they will go back to touch the baseline and then immediately repeat the same shot.
- The player must make 5 shots at a spot before moving on to the next spot.
- The drill ends when the player has made all of their shots or the time runs out.