While teaching secondary school players, I have found Basketball Golf to be a great drill to assess pupils jump shooting technique. The kids enjoy the competitive aspect to their learning.
Basketball golf is played like golf, using “par 3” as a scoring system to keep score.
In basketball golf, one station is set up on each half of a basketball court – differentiated.
Each station has nine positions to shoot from (tape can be used on the floor to label each position).
Pupils are grouped and take turns to record each others score (shots) from each position – five shots maximum.
They move round the positions until they have completed all nine.
The scores are counted to see who came closest to “par total of 27.”
Pupils can switch stations and repeat the process or try and beat their score on the same station.