Star Drill Mid Range Shots

Star Drill Mid Range Shots


This basketball drill is great for getting up a lot of shots on the move and also improving a shooter’s conditioning and footwork. If you look at how much a player like Ray Allen runs around in a game, you will quickly realize that he has to be in great shape.

The shots you are getting in this catch and shoot basketball shooting drill are game situation shots. So you must lock in on footwork and come into your shot the same way you would in a game. This is one of the better basketball shooting drills out there to work on footwork and coming into a shot from different angles.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Star Drill Mid Range Shots

Equipment Needed: 2 Basketballs and 2 partners.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Develop your conditioning and shooting on the move.


Coaching Points

  • Shoot the same way every time.
  • Don’t drift on your shot and really focus on having the proper footwork into your shot.
  • Run in a straight line to each shot.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • Start on the baseline at mid-range.
  • The shooter will shoot 6 total shots.
  • Shots go in this order; corner, free-throw line, opposite corner, opposite wing, opposite wing, and then finish in the corner you started in.
  • The passer needs to hit the shooter right as he gets to the spot to make it game realistic, and also, the passer needs to adjust his position according to the shooter.
  • The shooter must run in a straight line to the next shot.
  • If you follow the pattern the shooter runs, it should look like a star.


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