One of the most important [tag]basketball shooting drills[/tag] you can use with your team is a [tag]basketball drill[/tag] whose focus is a form shooting drill.  Having good, solid form is a key element in being a good shooter. To work on your mechanics, use a “close to the basket shooting drill”.

  • Stand 2 or 3 feet from the backboard and on one side of the basket.
  • Using only your shooting arm, shoot a bank shot into the basket.
  • Use perfect form (ball on finger tips, elbow in, shoot up-and-out towards the basket, follow through with good backspin on the ball).
  • Rebound the [tag]basketball[/tag] and shoot again.

Shoot at least 15 shots from each side of the basket. Shoot with your right arm from the right side of the basket, and shoot with your left arm from the left side of the basket. Once you’ve shot 15 shots from each side, step back 2 or 3 feet further away from the basket and repeat the drill.