This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill is not very complicated, but it is great for working on a player’s mental toughness while also getting up a lot of game speed shots. As any basketball player or coach knows, it is a lot easier to hit a shot in an empty basketball gym compared to making a shot when the game is on the line and the lights are bright.
Even though there isn’t any way to replicate that exact pressure while practicing your shot, basketball drills like this do a pretty good job putting some pressure on the shooter. This basketball shooting drill will teach shooters to make shots, even though there are consequences for missing.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Miss 6 Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your catch and shoot shot and also work on mental toughness for the shooter.
- Practice shooting your shot at game speed and coming into it the same way every time.
- Stay in your shot until you make or miss and hold your follow-through.
- Focus only on one shot at a time and stay mentally strong during the drill.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter will shoot from 5 different midrange spots on the floor and in this order; corner, wing, free-throw line, opposite wing, and opposite corner.
- There will be a passer in the paint, and the shooter will start in the first corner, ready to shoot.
- The player must make 5 shots from the spot they are at before moving on to the next one, but once they miss a total of 6 shots, the drill is over (the drill starts on the first made shot).
- If the shooter gets all the way around through the 5 spots without missing all of their shots, they will come back around through the 5 spots and continue as far as they can go.
*To make this drill easier or more difficult, you can change the number of misses allowed.