Shooting from a handoff is a different feel, and for most players, they aren’t as comfortable with it as they should be. It is an excellent way to get a scorer a good shot, though, or at least an advantage to get into the paint and then create for another teammate.
This combination basketball shooting drill will allow you to get a lot of reps at using a handoff for a; shot, one dribble pull up, one dribble pull up freeze fake shot, etc. This is a game situation shot that the shooter will use in an actual game, so it makes sense to practice it. It is important for basketball drills like this that you make sure the shooter is going at game speed. This will help them to get a good feel of how it should be in a game.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Game Situation Hand Off Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on coming off a handoff and being able to shoot or take a one-dribble pull-up shot.
- Get your shoulders squared around to the basket on your shot.
- When using the one dribble, do your best to cover as much ground as you can on the dribble.
- Hold your follow-through and jump straight up and down on the shot.
- Really focus on having the right footwork and setting your imaginary defender up each time before coming for the handoff.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The passer will start with the ball at the top of the key, and the shooter will begin on the wing (you can change the location of the handoff to the desired spot on the floor).
- When the passer takes a dribble towards the shooter, they will set up their imaginary defender and come off the handoff for either a shot, one dribble pull up, etc.
- For this basketball shooting drill, you can predetermine what type of shot you use off of the handoff.
- After the shot, the shooter will reset on the wing before starting again.