Square Up Shot Fake Footwork Basketball Drill

Square Up Shot Fake Footwork Basketball Drill


Being a great basketball shooter has a lot to do with footwork and how you come into your shot. You want to be able to come in with a strong base, get squared up, and be balanced when you shoot the ball. This basketball shooting drill will work on coming into your shot and practicing your shot fake.

There isn’t going to be any shot during the drill because it is all footwork based, and learning how to come into your shot. Basketball drills like this are great for building a strong foundation for shooters and making sure that they have the correct balance coming into their shot.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Square Up Shot Fake Footwork Basketball Drill

Equipment Needed: One basketball and three cones.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on your footwork coming into your shot and selling your shot fake.


Coaching Points

  • Keep a strong base and come into it the same way every time.
  • You should go into your shot fake the same way as you shoot the basketball and then pull the ball down at the last second.
  • If you shoot your shot stepping in 1-2, then do that on the square up, and if you hop into your shot, practice squaring up that way.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Set up a cone on each wing and one at the top of the key.
  • The player is going to start with the basketball in either corner.
  • He/she will spin the ball out to the first cone and then come up and catch the ball.
  • As they are catching the ball, they will square up to the basket and shot fake the basketball.
  • Right after, they are going to go to the next cone and repeat the same thing.
  • After the third cone, they will come back around but this time coming into their square up motion on the opposite foot.


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