Sideline to Elbow Basketball Shooting Drill

Sideline to Elbow Basketball Shooting Drill


This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill will help players work on shooting on the move and also to work on some conditioning. Shooting on the move is a completely different feel from shooting a stand still catch and shoot shot. The player must line their footwork up and come into their shot balanced. With this basketball drill, the player will get a chance to repeat the footwork and shooting motion of coming into their shot.

A lot of players also struggle to shoot the basketball when they begin to get tired. Their form starts to go, and they begin to shoot off-balanced shots instead of getting all the way squared up. This basketball shooting drill will help the player practice good habits even when they are tired. Every shot needs to be shot the same way to build up good muscle memory.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Sideline to Elbow Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on shooting on the move and conditioning.


Coaching Points

  • Come into your shot the same way every time, and don’t run off to the next spot until you make or miss; hold your follow-through.
  • Don’t let your basketball shooting technique suffer as you begin to get tired.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The shooter will start on the elbow, and the passer will be in the paint with the basketball.
  • The passer will pass the ball to the player, and he/she will shoot from the elbow.
  • After they shoot, they will run to the opposite sideline and then come back in for a shot on the elbow closest to the sideline they just touched.
  • The player will continue this pattern of touching the opposite sideline and shooting at the elbow for the desired amount of shots, makes, or time.


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