Reaction Inside Pivot Basketball Shooting Drill

Reaction Inside Pivot Basketball Shooting Drill


Being a great shooter in basketball requires you to have good footwork. If you look at some of the great shooters in the NBA, you will see that they always get under the ball before they shoot. This allows them to jump straight up and down on their shot, which allows the shot to become a high percentage shot.

Basketball shooting drills like this are great for working on your shot, but they are also crucial for mastering footwork and having a strong base going into the shooting motion. This will be critical for players that are constantly moving without the basketball. You don’t want to receive a pass that you aren’t ready for. So you need to use basketball drills like this to make sure that you are always catching the ball coming into your shot, a rip through, or whatever. Great offensive basketball players are always reading the defense and thinking ahead about what you will do with the basketball when you get it.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Reaction Inside Pivot Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Improve your shooting as well as your footwork.


Coaching Points

  • Plant your inside foot each time and get squared up on every shot.
  • Hold your follow-through.
  • Be light on your feet and ready to move wherever the ball goes.
  • You can do this drill with more than one player if needed.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • One coach will start with both basketball at the free-throw line, and the other coach will stand under the basket ready to rebound.
  • The player is going to stand behind the coach with the basketballs.
  • Whatever shoulder the coach throws the basketball over, the player must be ready to locate to that side, plant his inside foot, square up to the basket, and shoot the basketball.
  • After he shoots the ball, he will rotate back behind the coach and get ready for the next shot.
  • The coach can fake out the player and make it more difficult for the player to react to the ball.
  • The player must make 5 mid-range shots and then 5 from the 3 point line.
  • Go from three different spots, both wings and the top of the key.


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