Larry Bird 2 Minute Basketball Shooting Drill

Larry Bird 2 Minute Basketball Shooting Drill


A good way to practice shooting under game pressure when doing basketball drills is to place pressure on the player to make a certain number of shots in a row or under a set amount of time. The Larry Bird 2 minute shooting drill is designed to do just that. It will also allow you to get a lot of catch and shoot shots in a short period of time, but it is also has a time challenge.

To put even more pressure on the shooter for this basketball shooting drill, you could place a penalty on the shooter if they don’t get a certain number of makes in two minutes. Hopefully, all this will translate over to game situations and help the player develop mental toughness and a better shooter.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Larry Bird 2 Minute Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on shooting under pressure and developing your catch and shoot shot.


Coaching Points

  • Don’t rush your shot and stay in your shot till you miss or make.
  • Focus on proper shooting form, footwork, and follow through every time.
  • Don’t get frustrated if you miss a shot.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The shooter will start in either corner, passer at the top of the key, and rebounder under the basket.
  • The shooter has 2 minutes to make 2 in a row from all 5 spots (corners, wings, and top of the key).
  • If the shooter makes 2 in a row from all 5 spots, they will use the rest of the time to try and make 10 shots from the top of the key.
  • To beat the drill, you must make all 10 from the top of the key before the 2 minutes runs out.


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