Peer Pressure Partner Basketball Shooting Drill

Peer Pressure Partner Basketball Shooting Drill


One of the most difficult things to do is simulate game pressure when practicing shooting. Shooting around in the gym is a different feel from being in front of a sold-out arena and making a shot with the game on the line. Basketball drills like this are designed to help simulate some pressure that you will feel in a game.

Having to make 2,3, or 4 shots in a row with a teammate will put some pressure on the shooters and help them to prepare a little bit for game pressure. Knowing that you have to make a shot or you are going to let your partner down helps to simulate a little bit of pressure and will help the player become more mentally strong. And then, when shooting in a game, if you know that you have already hit multiple big shots in a row during different basketball shooting drills, you are more likely to step up and make the shot when it matters.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Peer Pressure Partner Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball and 1-3 Partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on shooting under pressure.


Coaching Points

  • Take it one shot at a time, and don’t worry if you missed the last shot.
  • Be down ready to shoot as the ball comes to you.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The coach is going to predetermine 5-8 different types of shots for the players to shoot.
  • The partners together must make 2 in a row to move onto the next type of shot (to make the drill more difficult, you can make it 3 0r 4 makes in a row).
  • The line of players can start from 1 of 5 spots; either baseline, either wing, or the top of the key.
  • One player will start with the basketball in the paint, ready to pass out to the first shooter; they must pass with the weak hand.
  • For the video above, the order of shots is this; 15 jump shot, 15-foot freeze fake jump shot, sweep one-dribble pull up right, sweep one-dribble pull up left, shot fake one dribble pull up right, shot fake one dribble pull up left, 3 pointers, jab step go opposite  pull up, jab and go pull up, freeze fake 3 point shot, NBA 3 point shot, and NBA freeze fake 3 point shot.

**You can switch up the order of the shots to any order you want or add different types of shots.


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