This is a great basketball shooting drill to work on the proper footwork, form, and technique of shooting off a curl cut. Confidence comes with repetition, and this drill will allow you to get 8 shots of the same shot from different parts of the floor. It takes hundreds of repetitions to develop muscle memory. This basketball drill will help the player train their muscle memory on the proper way to shoot a curl shot.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Mid Range Curl Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 2 basketball, 7 cones, and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on the proper footwork and technique of shooting the basketball off a curl.
- Shoot the same way every time, hold your follow-through and stay in your shot.
- As the shooter curls around the cone, they will plant their inside foot, dip their inside shoulder, and show their hands for the ball.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place 7 cones just inside the 3 point line and about 4 feet apart (baseline, wings, elbows, and midline).
- The passer will start with both basketballs at the top of the key, and the other partner/player will stand by the basket.
- The shooter will start under the basket, set his man up, and then come off the first cone on either baseline for a curl shot.
- Take 3-4 steps in and repeat the same thing at the next cone.
- After you do the center cone (shot #4), go to the opposite baseline cone from where you started and begin again.
- Stop after the second time using the center cone (8 total shots).
- The partner by basket is going to rebound the basketball and pass it back out to the coach.
- Try not to let the ball hit the ground.