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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!

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Most Recent Basketball Shooting Drills

Elbow Layups

This is a good intermediate shooting and layup drill.

Up and Under (Baseline)

This drill will allow players to experiment with different finished – jump hooks, power layups and finger rolls to name a few.

Continuous Layups

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Up and Under (Inside)

Players learn to perform a proper pump fake on a defender in this ballhandling drill. Don’t just step forward after the fake – imagine a defender jumping on the pump fake and step around him as you would in a game situation!

Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

Players work on starting from and pulling up from a variety of spots on the floor in this intermediate dribbling moves drill.

Wave Drill

This drill focuses on mid-range shooting, passing, and shooting under pressure.

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