Shooters often struggle to make a shot if they have already missed a couple in a row. They put unneeded pressure on themselves when they should be having a short memory and focusing on the next shot. This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill will help work on being able to make shots with the pressure of misses counting against the shooter.
If they can learn to battle through and stay mentally tough with this basketball drill, they will, hopefully, be able to shoot themselves out of a slump in an actual game. Make sure that each player understands what a good shot is for them, and then encourage them to keep shooting, whether they make or miss.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Miss 6 Three-Point Shooting Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on your catch and shoot fundamentals but also work on developing mental toughness while shooting.
- Focus on one shot at a time and have a short memory.
- Come into your shot the same way every time and practice shooting the basketball at game speed.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will shoot from 5 different spots around the arc and in this order; corner, wing, top of the key, opposite wing, and opposite corner.
- The rebounder will start with the basketball in the paint, and the shooter will get ready to shoot in the first spot.
- The shooter must make 3 catch and shoot 3’s to move onto the next spot, but the catch is this.
- Once the player misses a total of 6 shots, the drill is over.
- For the player to beat this basketball shooting drill, they must go all the way around the arc, making 3 shots from each spot, and then come back doing the same thing, all without missing a total of 6 shots.
*You can adjust the difficulty by allowing more or less misses.