Sometimes when doing shooting drills if you aren't careful as a shooter you can checkout mentally. The shooting begins to get repetitive and your shot becomes sloppy and you end up actually practicing bad habits which in the long run actually hurt your shot more than help it.
So a great way to stay mentally focused and locked into volume shooting is to have fresh types of shooting drills or challenges that the shooter must do as they shoot. This is not one of the more complex shooting drills that we offer, but it is going to provide another variation that you can use when shooting to keep the player mentally locked in and engaged.
Drill Name: Side Step Shooting Drill
Drill Goal: Work on shooting and develop mental toughness as a shooter.
Equipment Needed: 1-2 basketballs and 1-2 partners.
Tips: Stay mentally engaged and shoot the basketball the same way every time, really lock in on the details of your shot. Shoot one shot at a time and don't let a miss negatively impact your next shot.
Directions: The goal of this drill is for the player to make a total of 100 combined shots from 5 spots on the floor; corner to wing, wing to slot, slot to slot, opposite slot to opposite wing, and opposite wing to opposite corner. At each spot the player will continue to shoot until they miss two in a row. After each shot the player will slide one step to either their left of right (depending on which way they are working their way up or down in a spot). Once the player misses two shots in a row they will move on to the next spot. After all 5 spots total of the number of makes and see if you were able to beat the hundred point mark or the goal established for the shooter.