Being able to step into your shot and get your momentum moving towards the basket as you shoot the basketball can really improve your shooting. It will allow you to be more consistent as a shooter, but it will also allow you to be quicker on your shot and provide more power.
The run the line basketball shooting drill is great for working on footwork and proper shot mechanics. This basketball shooting drill will allow you to get a lot of reps shooting the basketball the right way and help to train your muscle memory.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Run the Line Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball, a chair, and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Develop the proper footwork, basketball shooting mechanics, and follow through on your shot.
- Show your hands, step through the pass, jump straight up and down, and hold your follow-through.
- Wait till the rebounder is ready to pass the ball before stepping into your shot.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- Place the chair at about 18 feet from the basket on either wing or at the top of the key.
- One player is going to rebound; the other is going to shoot.
- The player who will shoot will start behind the chair and move into a shot on either side of the chair.
- After the player shoots the basketball, they will back peddle around the chair and step into a shot on the other side.
- The player rebounding needs to try and rebound the basketball without letting it touch the floor.
- You can do this basketball drill for time or number of shots/makes.