If you look at any good to great basketball shooter, you will quickly recognize that a big part of why they are a good shooter is their footwork. This is especially important for players when they are shooting on the move and coming off of various off-ball screening actions. The Stephen curry basketball shooting drill is going to specifically work on shooting off of down screens from different areas on the floor, and it is also going to work on one type of cut, the straight cut.
There are different basketball shooting drills to work on different specific shooting skills. This basketball drill will be great for learning proper footwork, conditioning, and getting up a lot of shots from on the move. The player must learn the correct footwork before doing the drill over and over because they don’t want to practice it the wrong way and develop bad habits. This is a great catch and shoot basketball shooting drill to add to your basketball training regiment.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Stephen Curry Basketball Shooting Drill with Straight Cut
Equipment Needed: 2 basketballs, 2 partners, and 4 chairs/cones.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting, footwork, and conditioning.
- Learn the correct footwork before doing the drill, and then use the drill to reinforce the proper footwork.
- Come into your shot the same way every time.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- There will be 4 chairs just inside the arc; two chairs will be just outside the elbows, and then the other two will be in the short corner/wing area.
- The player will start under the basket, the rebounder will be by the basket, and the passer will be at the top of the key (the passer will move as necessary for passing angles).
- When the drill starts, the player will set their imaginary defender up and then come off of either wing chair for a straight cut catch and shoot shot.
- After the shot, they will run under the basket and then out the other side for the same type of shot on the opposite wing chair.
- This pattern will continue for the elbow chairs as well, but after the 4th shot, the player will run to half court and then come back in for a catch and shoot 3-pointer.
- This completes on time through the drill, but depending on the player’s age and skill level, you can have them go through multiple times in a row without a break.