There are a lot of things that go into winning basketball games, but a big part of it is being able to make shots. As a coach you can draw up as many great plays as you want, but it ultimately comes down to players being able to take and make shots. So it makes sense to spend time working on developing your teams shooting on a regular basis.
This is a great form shooting drill that you can do at the beginning of practice that will help your players work on technique, form, and seeing the ball go in the basket. It doesn't take very long either and can be done without having to be monitored by a coach. So it is a great drill to have players do first thing once they enter the gym before practice.
Drill Name: Touch Shooting Drill
Drill Goal: Warm up and develop your touch on your shot.
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball per player.
Tips: Lock in on shooting the basketball the correct way every time. It is not a physically challenging drill, but it is a great drill for refreshing yourself on great muscle memory and seeing the ball go in the basket. Over exaggerate your arc and follow through on every shot. Keep your heels in the charge arc to over emphasize arc on your shot.
Directions: There are going to be two players to a basket and each will have their own ball. There are seven different prongs on the rim that hold the net up. Each player must stand inside the charge arc and swish two makes at each prong only using one hand. Once a player makes two swishes they will rotate to their right and continue around the rim until they have swished two at each of the 7 spots.