When teaching shooting technique it seems best to go in stages and eliminate as many variables as possible at the start. This is one of the basketball shooting drills I borrowed from one of my past coaches.

Hand-off Shooting
You need three or four players – (four is ideal):
The shooter
The “T” that hands-off the ball to the shooter
A feeder-hands the ball to the “T”
A rebounder

  1. The “T” stands directly in front of the hoop at say the Free Throw line.
  2. The feeder stands directly next to the “T” to supply the balls to the the “T”.
  3. The rebounder gets the ball to the feeder.
  4. Now the SHOOTER is working on shooting form and using proper footwork of stepping into the shot and removing the ball directly off the “T”, takes a shot and back pedals behind the T to repeat the process.

The function of this basketball drill is to work on the correct shooting form without having to reach for passes. It is a drill of repetition and helps the player to “groove” his/her shot.

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