When you play in the post, you don’t always have to score with your back to the basket. Sometimes it is better to take your man out to 10-12 feet, face them up in triple threat position, and then go from there. This basketball drill will practice catching the ball in the mid-range, facing up the defender, and then raising up for the shot.
As you go through this basketball shooting drill, it is important that you really focus on the footwork of the move and then getting into your shot quickly. Your footwork will provide the space that you need to get your shot off, and shooting it quickly will keep the defender from contesting it as well. Being able to hit this little shot makes the defender respect you, and that will open up other scoring moves that you can use. As you go through this triple threat basketball shooting drill, do your best to visualize your defender in front of you. The more you can sell your move, the more you will get out of the drill.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Slow Square Shot Face Up Series Basketball Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball.
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Goals of the Drill
- Practice your footwork and shooting out of the triple threat position in the mid-post.
- Keep your base wide so that the defender is farther back when you raise up into your shot.
- Mix up your timing before going to shoot so that you aren’t predictable and easy to guard.
- Hold your follow-through and stay balanced on the shot.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player is going to start on the block with a basketball in their hands.
- They are going to spin the basketball out to themselves and catch it in the mid-post.
- As they are catching the basketball, they will reverse pivot and halfway square up to the basket (shoulder pointed at the basket).
- After a few seconds of reading the imaginary defense, they will square all the way up and shoot the basketball.
- They will get their own rebound and then repeat the move on the opposite block.