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No matter how great your defense is, or how hard your kids play, if you can’t put the ball in the hole, you’ll have a tough time winning any games! Below are a selection of my favorite basketball shooting drills, including drills for perimeter players, drills for post players, and basic fundamentals for kids. Enjoy!

If you’re ready to take it up a notch, don’t miss our best-selling Perimeter Skills Drillbook – packed with 21 fun and effective drills for shooting, passing, and ballhandling. Or if you’re looking for drills to improve inside scoring, check out Post Skill Development.


Most Recent Basketball Shooting Drills

Beat the Pro Drill

51shares Facebook51 Pinterest0Purpose This shooting drill focuses on performing under pressure.  The goal is for the player to beat an imaginary opponent. How it Works Player will start on the…

Pump, Jab & Shoot

72shares Facebook72 Pinterest0Purpose This advanced triple threat drill works from a variety of spots on the floor. How it Works Starting on the right wing, pump fake out of the…

Elbow Layups

49shares Facebook49 Pinterest0Purpose This is a good intermediate shooting and layup drill. How it Works Begin at the right elbow, holding a basketball. Explode forward, pushing the ball out ahead…

Top 5 At-Home Basketball Drills

1.2Kshares Facebook1.2K Pinterest1Looking for at-home basketball drills? Here are our top 5 – with a focus on ballhandling, rebounding and scoring. Each one can be done in your back yard…

Shot Builder

99shares Facebook99 Pinterest0Purpose This is a great drill that focuses on form shooting. How it Works Have players break off into groups of 3-4, and go stand directly in front…

Jab and Shoot

153shares Facebook153 Pinterest0Purpose The basketball jab step can be a devastating basketball move out of the triple threat position. How it Works Starting from the triple threat, jab step at…

Up and Under (Baseline)

52shares Facebook52 Pinterest0Purpose This drill will allow players to experiment with different finished – jump hooks, power layups and finger rolls to name a few. How it Works Start down…

Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

89shares Facebook89 Pinterest0Purpose Players work on starting from and pulling up from a variety of spots on the floor in this intermediate dribbling moves drill. How it Works Begin behind…

Through The Legs & Go

0shares Facebook0 Pinterest0Purpose Players learn to dribble through the legs and go to the basket for the shot. How it Works Starting a couple feet behind the arc, take a…

Up and Under (Inside)

138shares Facebook138 Pinterest0Purpose Players learn to perform a proper pump fake on a defender How it Works Start down on the left block, chinning the ball in a low, strong…


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