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.
You need three or four players – (four is ideal):
The “T” that hands-off the ball to the shooter
A feeder-hands the ball to the “T”
- The “T” stands directly in front of the hoop at say the Free Throw line.
- The feeder stands directly next to the “T” to supply the balls to the the “T”.
- The rebounder gets the ball to the feeder.
- 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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