Shooting a lot of catch and shoot shots in basketball can sometimes get monotonous and cause the player to check out mentally. This leads to half-speed shots and, in some cases, even more harm than good. A great way to prevent this is to turn the shooting into a challenge for the player to beat.
This basketball shooting drill will force the player to make a certain number of shots in a set time period, which will help keep the player engaged. It is also a great basketball drill because it isn’t going to tax the player physically. So it is great for shooting after practice or during the season when a player is trying to save their legs but still work on their shot.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Double or Nothing Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1-2 basketballs and 1-2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting and develop mental toughness as a shooter.
- Lock in on great shooting form and technique for every shot.
- Be down ready on your shot, attack your footwork, and stay in your shot until you make or miss.
- Focus on one shot at a time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start in the corner, and they have one minute to make 2 shots in a row from 5 different spots around the arc; corner, wing, top of the key, opposite wing, and opposite corner.
- Every time the player makes two in a row, they move on to the next spot.
- However, if a player makes his first shot at a spot but misses the second, they must go back two spots (Unless already in the corner or at the first wing spot. In this case, you just start back in the corner.), hence the double or nothing.