Being able to catch and shoot a basketball on the move effectively has a lot to do with footwork and how you come into your shot. You want to be able to come into your shot, have a strong base, and shoot the basketball straight up and down. This basketball shooting drill will help you work on those things, but it will help you practice coming in from different angles on the floor.
Sometimes you will come in straight on, sometimes curling, etc. It is important that you can do all of them well because you never know how you will be moving in a game before you catch and shoot. This basketball drill will not only help you learn the proper footwork, but it will also help you build that muscle memory so that it becomes natural, and you don’t have to think about it anymore.
Basketball Drill Overview
Drill Name: Warrior Mid Range Basketball Shooting Drill
Equipment Needed: 1 basketball and a partner.
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Goals of the Drill
- Work on shooting and your footwork coming into your shot.
- Shoot the basketball the same way every time.
- Focus on having the right footwork into your shot, don’t dip the ball, and stay in your shot until you miss or make.
- Run from spot to spot and work on your conditioning as well during this drill.
Basketball Drill Instructions
- The player will start just above the right elbow, and the rebounder/passer will be in the paint with the ball.
- The partner will pass the ball to the shooter, and as he/she does, they will step into the elbow and shoot the basketball.
- The player will shoot a total of 4 shots at the elbow, but in between each shot, they will run somewhere else.
- It goes in this order: shot 1 – corner, shot 2 – wing, shot 3 – half-court, shot 4 – done.
- Complete the drill from both elbows to work on your footwork and coming in from different angles.