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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

Up and Under (Baseline)

Purpose 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 on the…

Continuous Layups

Purpose 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 and 2nd…

Close Out Shooting Drill

Purpose Players work on shooting while under defensive pressure. Drill Setup Split your team into groups of four. One shooter stands at the free throw line. Three defenders stand under…

Up and Under (Inside)

Purpose 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 stance. Pivot…

Lightning Shooting Drill

Purpose 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 starting with…

Hesitation, Go and Pull Up

Purpose 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 the arc,…

Layup Footwork Drill (No Ball)

Purpose 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 with no…

Wave Drill

Purpose 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 first player…

Beat the Pro Drill

Purpose 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 court with…

Pump, Jab & Shoot

Purpose 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 triple threat….


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