Shooting a lot of catch and shoot shots can sometimes get monotonous and cause the player to check out mentally. This leads to half speed shots and sometimes even more harm than good. So a great way to prevent this is to turn the shooting into some kind of challenge for the player to beat.
This shooting drill is going to force the player to make a certain number of shots in a set time period which will help to keep the player engaged. It is also great drill because it isn't going to tax the player physically. So it is great for shooting after practice or during season when a player is trying to save their legs but still work on their shot.
Drill Name: Double or Nothing Shooting Drill
Drill Goal: Work on shooting and develop mental toughness as a shooter.
Equipment Needed: 1-2 basketballs and 1-2 partners.
Tips: Lock in on great form and technique for every shot; down ready, attack your footwork, and stay in your shot until you make or miss. Focus on what shot at a time.
Directions: The player is going to 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.