Coming up with new ideas for drills to help a player [tag]become a better basketball shooter[/tag] can sometimes be a challenge.  Here are two [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]drills[/tag] that work well.  Give them a try!Become a Better Basketball Shooter

From Jim…
At each one of my practices, I have my girls [tag]shoot[/tag] 10 shots from 5 spots on the floor. I use 2 [tag]rebounders[/tag], 1 passer, and 1 [tag]shooter[/tag]. The catch is that the girls have to complete 50 shots in 2 minutes, 45 seconds. ( I arrived at this amount of time by trial and error.)

The time limit forces them to make good, quick [tag]passes[/tag], and also to catch and shoot right away. I find that the less they think about the shot, the better they shoot.

Our shooting percentage has increased dramatically.

From Julie…
One thing we’ve done at practice is a simple thing to develop the “weak” hands of the players.

Every time the whistle is blown for the team to huddle up, they are to stop where they are, [tag]dribble[/tag] 20 times with their “weak” hand (for most, it’s the left hand), and then sprint in to the huddle, still [tag]dribbling[/tag] with that hand.

It doesn’t take a lot of time, but throughout the course of the season, we’ve seen most of the players gain more confidence in using that hand.