This catch and shoot basketball shooting drill is great for simulating shooting on the move because you have to cut to a different spot on the floor before each shot. A lot of players struggle with getting out for a shot and then getting their body squared up to the basket. This basketball shooting drill will focus on having the right footwork, and the fundamentals of getting your body turned around and squared to the basket on every shot.
Basketball drills like this are also perfect for working on conditioning and shooting when you are tired. Sprinting from spot to spot will allow the player to develop their level of conditioning. As you begin to get tired, make sure you stay focused and shoot the basketball with the right form and technique.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Star Drill Mid Range Shots (12 Spots)
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs and 2 partners.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting on the move and also developing the proper footwork.
- Work on getting squared up to the basket on your shot.
- Get out and get back in so that your body momentum is moving towards the basket and not drifting away from it.
- Hold your follow-through and stay in your shot until it makes or misses.
- The passer needs to pass it to the shooter right as they get to the spot to make the drill game realistic.
- Make sure that you open your shoulders up to the basketball at each spot before receiving the pass.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The shooter will start in the left corner in the mid-range area.
- They will shoot 12 shots in this order.
- Left corner, top of the key, right corner, left-wing, right-wing, and then left corner.
- After you shoot the last shot in the left corner, you will run across the baseline and repeat the same pattern but starting in the opposite corner.
- The shooter must run in a straight line to each spot.
- The passer should move around and adjust the passing angle as needed.