Field Goal Percentage Basketball Shooting Drill

Field Goal Percentage Basketball Shooting Drill


If you are a shooter and you spend a lot of time in the gym, it can get monotonous shooting catch and shoot shots without some kind of challenge or game. You want to find ways to keep mentally engaged and locked in on each shot.

This basketball shooting drill is not groundbreaking by any means, but it is a great way to mix it up and keep the shooter excited and locked in while shooting. If you have multiple players shooting, it will help to promote a level of competition as well. Along with being a great way to keep players engaged, basketball drills like this will also help teach shooters to make shots with some pressure on them. You can’t ever completely replicate game pressure, but learning to shoot with some type of pressure on you makes a big difference.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Field Goal Percentage Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Shoot one shot at a time and stay mentally engaged.
  • Hold your follow-through and complete the shot before looking for the next pass.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Before the drill starts the player will aim for a certain percentage to get: 80% = Great, 70% = Good, 60% = Average, and 50% = Poor.
  • The player will start in the corner, ready to catch and shoot for 1 minute straight.
  • There is going to be one rebounder and one passer.
  • It doesn’t matter how many shots the player gets up in the minute; the player is just going to catch and shoot at a steady pace.
  • When the minute finishes, you will calculate the makes and misses, and if the player reaches their desired percentage, they move on to the next spot; if not, the player must stay and repeat that spot.
  • The drill aims to get around all 7 spots shooting at your goal percentage: corner, wing, slot, top of the key, opposite slot, opposite wing, and opposite corner.


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