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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

Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

158shares Facebook158 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…

Layup Footwork Drill (No Ball)

198shares Facebook198 Pinterest0Purpose Learn the footwork and mechanics for shooting a layup. Drill Setup Set up two lines behind the baseline. How it Works   Start in triple threat position…

Wave Drill

45shares Facebook45 Pinterest0Purpose This drill focuses on mid-range shooting, passing, and shooting under pressure. How it Works Players form two lines at the free throw line & baseline, with the…

Lightning Shooting Drill

50shares Facebook50 Pinterest0Purpose This drill practices quick shooting skills in a competitive fun drill. How it Works Players form a line at free throw line, with the first two players…

Continuous Layups

30shares Facebook30 Pinterest0Purpose This drill emphasizes layup fundamentals and explosiveness, stamina and finishing. How it Works Players will form a line at the right hash mark, with both the 1st…

Beat the Pro Drill

90shares Facebook90 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

1.3Kshares Facebook1.3K Pinterest5Looking 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

103shares Facebook103 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…


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