Steve Nash Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill

Steve Nash Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill


This is a great basketball shooting drill that you can do by yourself in the gym when you don’t have someone to rebound for you. It allows you to work on your footwork coming out for a shot as well as your conditioning. In a game, when you start to get tired, your shooting percentage begins to drop.

This basketball drill will help you to be able to practice shooting through fatigue and tired legs. Not having a rebounder is no longer a valid excuse for getting in the gym and getting up shots with this drill. Really focus on coming into your shot the same way every time so that you build that muscle memory that translates into a game.



Basketball Drill Overview

Drill Name: Steve Nash Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill

Equipment Needed: 1 Basketball.


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Goals of the Drill

  • Work on your shot, footwork, and conditioning.


Coaching Points

  • Make sure that you get your shoulders squared to the basket each time before you shoot.
  • Really focus on having good footwork.
  • Stay in your shot and hold your follow-through on each shot.
  • Either spin the basketball to yourself for the shot or make the last dribble a little harder so that ball bounces up like a pass.


Basketball Drill Instructions

  • The player is going to start with the basketball under the hoop.
  • He/she will dribble the basketball out either baseline to the mid-range for a shot.
  • They will chase down their shot and then dribble out the other baseline for another mid-range shot.
  • This will continue back and forth until the player makes the desired amount of shots (usually 4, 6, 8, or 10).
  • After making all the shots on the baseline, the player will move to the wings and do the same thing back and forth.
  • Once that spot is finished, they will go to the top of the key for the final spot.
  • When you shoot at the top, practice coming in from the right and left sides, alternate each time.


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