Ray Allen Curl Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Ray Allen Curl Cut Basketball Shooting Drill


This basketball drill is called the Ray Allen shooting drill because Ray Allen is one of the best shooters at coming off of different types of screens and knocking down a shot. To be a great shooter on the move, you need to make sure that your footwork is right, you get your body squared up, you hold your follow-through, etc.

This basketball shooting drill will help the player learn all of these needed skills. It will allow the player to work on game-specific types of shots, which will allow them to be more comfortable when they get them during a game. And as much as this is a catch and shoot basketball drill, it is also great for working on conditioning.




Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Ray Allen Curl Cut Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, 2 chairs, and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill


Coaching Points

  • Visualize your defender and really set your man up each time.
  • Sell your cut and focus on proper footwork and shooting form each time.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set a chair on each side of the paint about 2 feet outside of the lane.
  • The passer will start with the basketball at the top of the key, and the shooter will stand under the basket.
  • The player can pick either side to curl the chair for a shot.
  • He/she can also make a curl move and not receive the ball.
  • When this happens, the player will immediately go back in the paint and then come out the other side for a curl or out the same side for another curl.
  • After every shot, the player will reset under the hoop.
  • Do 8-10 reps and then switch players or if you want, have multiple players just go in order.


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2 Responses

  1. Too bad the shooter is not coming off both screens with consistent footwork, He comes off the left side correct with his left foot forward and stepping into his shot since he is a right handed shooter. When he comes off the right (top of key right) he get his right foot forward first and then brings his left foot forward to step into the shot. Some may think no big deal he is still hitting his shots. What happens when the man who is guarding the player who sets the screen, switches to ball. Now his pivot foot is his right foot and he is a right handed player. FOOD for THOUGHT!! DETAIL, DETAIL, DETAIL, that is what wins games.

  2. A big part of the curl cut shot is getting that inside foot down and planted so that the player can square up on their shot. I understand what you are saying with having a permanent pivot foot, but in this situation the player is going to come into their shot the correct way, and then if the screening defender switches he can try to turn the corner still, or pull the ball out and exploit the mismatch. We teach being able to rip through with either foot off of the catch. I appreciate the feedback though! Thanks.

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