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The Best Basketball Team Shooting Drill Only Takes Minutes!

Updated on March 15, 2012

Great Basketball Shooting Drill

I know what you are thinking. How in the world can my team shoot better? I have the solution for you. If you want your kids to shoot better, then they need to shoot more shots in practice. I know most of you coaches are saying that we don't have time to spend on shooting and shooting and shooting and shooting. I have a shooting drill that we do everyday and the drill takes 6 mins. If your kids will go hard they can get anywhere between 48 shots to 72 if they go really hard. If you do this everyday five days a week, each player will get between 240 shots to 360 shots a week. There is usually three weeks before the start of most varsity basketball seasons. Just imagine how much better your team will be shooting they have already shot 720 to 1080 shots just using up 6 mins a day for three weeks. Below is the shooting series we run our players through everyday.

Daily Dozen

We call this drill, "Daily Dozen," because we do it everyday and it only takes 6 mins. This drill is very easy to adminster and I believe can really increase your teams ability to shoot the ball.

1) The first shot is of course the lay up. We make players start at least 15 feet away from the goal. They start on the right side and lay it up, then rebound their own ball, and dribble out to the left side. Then they shoot a left hand lay up, rebound their own ball, and dribble up the middle. Then they shoot a layup down the middle, rebound their own ball, and then dribble back up the right side. They then repeat the sets until time is up. We run this shot for 1 min. If the player goes really hard, he or she will get anywhere between 8-12 shots if not more. This will also aid in conditioning your players.

2) The second shot is from the left elbow of the foul line to the right elbow of the foul line with each player rebounding their own shot. We do this shot for 1 min., and if players shoot well and go hard they should be able to get at least 8-12 shots if not more also on this drill.

3) The third shot is a power layup. The players start 15 feet away from the basket and explode to the basket performing a jump stop and then going up for a power layup. After they rebound their own ball, they dribble out on the left side. They then explode to the basket performing a jump stop and finishing with a power layup. We do this drill for 1 min, and if the players go hard they can get in anywhere between 8-12 shots if not more. This is another shot that will aid in conditioning your players.

4) The forth shot is a shot from the short corner, which is a side shot about a step outside of the lane. Players rebound their own ball, and then shoot from the other side. They continue to shoot the short corner for one minute. If they go hard they can get anywhere between 8-12 shots if not more.

5) The next shot is a pivot dribble reverse layup. Players will start foul line extended and dribble straight to the baseline. Once they reach the baseline, they will execute a pivot dirbble and attack the basket. They will complete a reverse layup, rebound the ball, and dribble out and perform the same move on the opposite side. We will perform this shooting move for one minute, which will allow players to get another 8-12 shots if not more.

6) The last shot in this shooting drill is the bank shot. Players will get between the low block and the elbow of the foul line. They will perform a bank shot on one side, rebound their ball, and perform the same shot on the other side. This will provide players with another 8-12 shots if they go hard.

This drill will give players anywhere between 48 to 72 shots in only 6 minutes. Some of the shots will also provide players an excellent conditioning opportunity.


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