Hitting a shot under pressure when the game is on the line is a lot harder than making the same shot in an empty gym with no one watching. Although you cannot simulate that same game pressure in a drill, this basketball drill puts some pressure on the shooter to make shots.
For this catch and shoot basketball shooting drill, the shooter will have to make 2 shots in a row to move on to the next spot, but if they miss 2 in a row, they have to go back to the previous spot. This will help the shooter learn to hit multiple shots in a row and help them build mental toughness when shooting the ball.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Make/Miss 2 Shots in a Row 14 Spot Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and 1 partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Practice shooting the basketball and learn to shoot under pressure.
- Be down ready to shoot the basketball on every shot and shoot the same way every time.
- Stay in your shot until you make or miss, and don’t run off to the next spot.
- Stay mentally strong and only focus on the next shot.
- Don’t let a miss negatively affect you.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter is going to shoot from 7 different spots around the 3 point line and in this order; corner, wing (below free throw line), wing (above free throw line), top of the key, opposite wing (above free throw line), opposite wing (below free throw line), and opposite corner.
- After going through all seven spots, the shooter will come back around, starting in the spot they finished in.
- For the shooter to move onto the next spot, they must make two in a row, but if they miss two in a row, they go back one spot (except for when already shooting in the first spot).
- For this basketball shooting drill, you can set a time limit or go until all of the spots are completed.