Partner Competition Basketball Scoring Drill

Partner Competition Basketball Scoring Drill


This combination basketball shooting drill will work on scoring off the dribble and using a down screen action. This is a great basketball drill for point guards and wing players because they should be able to take advantage of both types of scoring opportunities. Even though most players favor one skill over the other, it is still important that they learn how to do both and are not deficient in one of them.

This basketball shooting drill also adds several other dynamics besides working on a specific skill as well. Players will be able to work on conditioning, learning to compete, and making shots under pressure. Doing this drill at the end of basketball training or practice will help keep your players locked in and teach them to stay mentally strong when they are tired.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Partner Competition Basketball Scoring Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 partner, 1 basketball, and 2 chairs/cones.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on scoring off of the dribble and shooting off of a down screen.


Coaching Points

  • Sell your dribble move and be creative with your finishes.
  • Set your imaginary defender up every time before using the down screen.
  • Get your shoulders squared to the basket on the shot, and stay in your shot after the release.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set up a chair at the top of the key and one on the wing just inside the 3 point line.
  • There will be a line of 2-4 players at half court, and the first player in line will have a ball.
  • The front player will dribble down to the top of the key chair with their right hand and make a move at the chair.
  • They are now going to attack the basket for a finish of their choice, which must be something besides a simple layup or dunk (floater, runner, Euro-step, etc.)
  • After they finish at the basket, they will get their rebound and pass the ball out to the next player in line.
  • As they do this, they will set their imaginary defender up under the basket and then use the wing chair as a down screen for a curl cut catch and shoot shot (player at the top of the key will make the pass).
  • They will get their own rebound, pass the ball out again to the top of the key, and the next player will go.
  • The scoring for the drill is just like game scoring 2’s and 3’s, and you can decide what the drill should go to, but usually, it is the first player to 21 points that wins.


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